June 11 – Today in Beatles History

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1962
The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 8.00-9.00pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘Here We Go’: ‘Ask Me Why’; ‘Besame Mucho’; ‘A Picture Of You’.
Last available recording with Pete Best on drums. 1st available take of ‘Ask Me Why’. Only BBC take of ‘Besame Mucho’. Only recording of ‘A Picture Of You’, and 1st documentation of George taking the lead vocal.

1963
5.00-5.29pm. BBC’s ‘Pop Go The Beatles’ broadcast (recorded 1 June 1963).

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1964
End of Ringo’s stay at the University College Hospital, London.

1965
The Beatles are named to the Order of the British Empire on the Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday honours list published this day.

Night: Brian flies to Blackpool to see Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas play at the North Pier Theatre. Before leaving, he orders flowers for the parents of each Beatle, to coincide with the lifting of the news embargo that the Beatles have been awarded the MBE.
Paul returns from holiday in Portugal, at Brian’s request, to attend the next day’s press conference.

1966
Brian receives the article published in the ‘Palladium’ of Richmond, Indiana.

1968
Studio 2. 6.30pm-12.15am. Recording: ‘Blackbird’ (takes 1-32). Mono mixing: ‘Blackbird’ (remixes 1-6, from take 32). Studio 3. 7.00-10.15pm. Recording: ‘Revolution 9’ (unnumbered takes of sound effects). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Visit at the studio: Francie Schwarts. While recording ‘Blackbird’, Paul is filmed for a BBC Australia video.

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1969
‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’ number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).

1970
John and Yoko announce they will continue their vacations in the state of California for some time.

1993
Paul’s concert in New York (‘The New World Tour’).

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