June 18 – Today in Beatles History

Happy Birthday Paul!

Paul McCartney, Beatles, Fab Four, Paul McCartney Birthday June 18

1942
Paul McCartney is born.

1960
Performance at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Grosvenor Road, Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire.

1961
Performance at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg.

1963

Paul’s birthday party, at aunt Jin’s house, in Huyton. John has a fight with Bob Wooler.

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

Concert at the Winters Garden, Margate.

Paul McCartney, Beatles, Fab Four, Paul McCartney Birthday June 18

1964
Placards reading ‘We love you Ruby Baby, yes we do’ and ‘Artur’s Smarter’, a show of support for 75 year-old pianist Artur Rubenstein who was in town for a concert, greet the Beatles arriving in Sydney.

Concert at the Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia.

1965

Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-12.30pm. Mono mixing: ‘I’ve Just Seen A Face’ (from take 6); ‘I’m Down’ (from take 7); ‘It’s Only Love’ (from take 6); ‘Act Naturally’ (from take 13); ‘Wait’ (remix 1, from take 4); ‘Help!’ (remix 4, from take 12). Studio 2 (control room only). 12.30-1.30pm. Stereo mixing: ‘I’ve Just Seen A Face’ (from take 6); ‘I’m Down’ (from take 7); ‘Yesterday’ (from take 2); ‘It’s Only Love’ (from take 6); ‘Act Naturally’ (from take 13); ‘Help!’ (remix 2, from take 12). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
End of sessions for single and LP, mono and stereo, ‘Help!’.

BBC Lime Grove Studios. John appearance on BBC-TV’s ‘Tonight’. Broadcast live. John presents and speaks about ‘A Spaniard In The Works’.

The Beatles are interviewed for the Italian radio programme ‘Londra Ultima Ora’.

Paul McCartney, Beatles, Fab Four, Paul McCartney Birthday June 18

1966
Appearance on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’.

1967
Paul comments he has had 4 LSD trips this year, describing his impressions to the press.

Pop charity concert at the Saville Theatre, presented by Brian, starring Manfred Mann, the New Vaudeville Band, the Zombies, the Yardbirds, and the Settlers.

Apple Corp. is officially formed.

Studio, Dick James House. Paul, Mike McGear and Roger McGough begin sessions for ‘McGough & McGear’.

Paul McCartney, Beatles, Fab Four, Paul McCartney Birthday June 18

1968
John, Yoko and Neil attend the opening night of the Old Vic Theatre adaptation of ‘In His Own Write’, in London. First public appearance of John and Yoko together.

George and Ringo return from the US.

Press reception on occasion of the release of the 1st single by Grapefruit. John, Paul and Ringo attend.

1971
UK LP release: ‘The Early Years’.

1977
‘The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl’ number 1, 1st week

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