August 22 – Today in Beatles History

1962

Filmed performance at the Cavern, for a Granada Television programme. First filmed record of the Beatles.

1963
It is announced that 500 000 advance orders have been received for the next British Beatles single (‘She Loves You’/’I’ll Get You’).

Concert at the Gaumont, Bournemouth, with Tommy Quickly and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

1964
Concert at the Empire Stadium, Vancouver (30 minutes). Filmed.

‘A Hard Day’s Night’ LP number 1, 5th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

The ‘Liverpool Echo’ reports that Brian is trying to become the Searchers’ manager.

1965
Concert at the Portland Coliseum.

Mike Maxfield, the Dakotas’ lead guitar, leaves the group.

1966
US Gold Record certification for ‘Revolver’ (1 million copies sold).

1967
Chappell Recording Studios. Time unknown. Recording: ‘Your Mother Should Know’ (takes 1-8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: John Timperley; 2nd Engineer: John Iles.

1968
Studio 2. 7.00pm-4.45am. Recording: ‘Back In The USSR’ (takes 1-5). Tape copying: ‘Baby You’re A Rich Man’ (of remix mono 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
First session after Ringo left the group. Copy of ‘Baby You’re A Rich Man’ for Martin.

Cynthia accuses John of adultery.

1969
‘Tittenhurst’, Suningdale, Ascot, Berkshire. Last photographic session. Photographers: Ethan Russell, Monty Fresco and Mal Evans. Partially shot.
Locations: 1) Pillars in front of the main house; 2) Main garden path; 3) Paddock of high grass; 4) John and yoko posing with donkeys; 5) cypress tree by the Diana statue; 6) Weeping blue Atlas cedar trees; 7) Atlas trees; 8) Lawn near main house; 9) Balcony; 10) Side doorway in the assembly hall; 11) Arched porches; 12) Walled path between cottages and main house; 13) Indoors; 14) Southern balcony of main house.

1970
‘Live Peace In Toronto’, 33rd and last week in the ranking (Billboard).

1971
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. ‘Art Spectrum’, modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: ‘Cold Turkey’, ‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’, ‘Give Peace A Chance’, ‘Instant Karma!’, ‘Up Your Legs Forever’.

1983
Studio 2. Show ‘The Beatles At Abbey Road’ (3 times).

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