June 17 – Today in Beatles History

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1961
Performance at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg.

1963
Studio Number 5, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London. 10.30am-1.00pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘Pop Go The Beatles’: ‘Pop Go The Beatles’; ‘Anna (Go To Him)’; ‘I Saw Her Standing There’; ‘Boys’; ‘Chains’; ‘P.S. I Love You’; ‘Twist And Shout’; ‘Pop Go The Beatles’; ‘A Taste Of Honey’.
Last programme of the series ‘Pop Go The Beatles’, according to the initial plans. Photographer Dezo Hoffmann takes pictures of the Beatles during the session and having lunch in the BBC staff restaurant.
After the recording session, Hoffmann photographs the Beatles ‘bumping’ Paul (celebrating his 21st birthday) in the middle of Delaware Road.

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1964
‘With The Beatles’ 30th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Two performances at the Melbourne Festival Hall. Taped for the Australian television programme ‘The Beatles Sing For Shell’.

1965
Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: ‘Act Naturally’ (takes 1-13). Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: ‘Wait’ (takes 1-4). Mono mixing: ‘Yesterday’ (remixes 1, 2, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer; Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

General Sir William Oliver declares: ‘I know the Beatles deserve the Order of the British Empire’.
Jack Berg, Former Member of Canada’s Parliament, Hector Dupuis, Stanley Ellis, Cyril Hearns, Douglas Moffit, Richard Pape, RAF Squadrom Leader Paul Pearson, David Evan Rees, and World War Veteran Col. George Wagg, return their MBE’s in protest of The Beatles receiving theirs. The first recorded instances of anyone returning an MBE.

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1966
Studio 2. 7.00pm-1.30am. Recording: ‘Here, There And Everywhere’ (overdub onto take 14); ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’ (overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’ (remixes 3-7, from take 9); ‘Here, There And Everywhere’ (remix 1, from take 14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

Paul buys a farm in Kintyre, Scottland.

Appearance on BBC-2’s ‘Line-up Review’, re-broadcast of previous night’s live appearance on ‘Top Of The Pops’.

1996
Ringo and his All-Stars band’s concert at the Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, Maryland.

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