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Today in Beatles History

September 18

1963
Epstein affirms he has no intention of selling, after rumors that he has received bids for the agency side of NEMS Enterprises.

'She Loves You' number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 26th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1964
Concert at the Memorial Coliseum, Dallas. An anonymous call to the police announces there is a bomb on the Beatles' plane. False alarm.

1965
The Beatles take a rest in a rented mansion at Bel Air.

'Help!' single number 1, 3rd and last week (Billboard).

1967
Shooting of striptease scene of 'Magical Mystery Tour' at Raymond Revuebar, 11 Walker's Court, London.

John and Neil Aspinall leave from Paris to Spain.

1968
Studio 2. 5.00pm-4.30am. Recording: 'Birthday' (takes 1-20). Tape copying: 'Birthday' (of take 20 into takes 21, 22). Recording: 'Birthday' (overdub onto take 22). Mono mixing: 'Birthday' (remix 1, from take 22). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady.
By 8.30pm, the rythm track is ready.
9.05-10.40pm. 'The Hollywood Musical' TV series: First broadcast on British TV of 'The Girl Can't Help It' (1956), classical rock and roll film. The Beatles take a break during the session to watch it.
4.30-5.00am. Mono mixing: 'Birthday'.
Visit at the studio: Pattie Harrison.

1978
Beginning of period (extended until 17 October) booked by Ringo at Compass Point Studios, Bahamas. Not used.


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Data last updated September 3, 2014.



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