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Today in Beatles History

October 18

Chuck Berry is born.

Evening: Performance of the Quarrymen in a ball held by the Conservative Club, at the New Clubmoor Hall, Broadway, Liverpool. Paul's debut.
Paul plays for John a couple of tunes he had composed, one of them being 'I Lost My Little Girl'.

Performance at the Cavern, with Ian and the Zodiacs and the Four Jays.

Concert at the Shrewsbury Music Hall.

Studio 2. 2.30-11.30pm. Recording: 'Eight Days A Week' (takes 14-15); 'Kansas City/'Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!' (takes 1-2); 'Mr Moonlight' [re-make] (takes 5-8); 'I Feel Fine' (takes 1-9); 'I'll Follow The Sun' (takes 1-8); 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby' (take 1); 'Rock And Roll Music' (take 1); 'Words Of Love' (takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Geoff Emerick.
Visit at the studio: Carl Perkins. [?]

Studio 2. 2.30-5.45pm. Recording: 'If I Needed Someone' (overdub onto take 1); 'In My Life' (takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.

Brian returns from the USA.
Evening. Brian attends a Joan Baez concert, at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Premiere of 'How I Won The War' at the London Pavilion. All 4 Beatles attend.
After, they attend a party at Cilla Black's flat (9 b Portland Place, London).

John and Cynthia see the annual Motor Show at the Earl's Court Exhibition Building, London.

11.30. The police registers John and Yoko's flat, at Montague Square, and arrests them for possession of drugs. They are taken to theMarylebone Lane Police Station. For a short while they stay at lawyer Nicholas Cowan's house (35 Redcliffe Road, West Brompton, London).

Studio 1. 12.00-1.00pm. Tape copying: 'Yer Blues' (of edit of remix mono 3 and edit piece take 1); 'Don't Pass Me By' (of remix mono 1). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: not assigned; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
Copies made to correct some imperfections of the master tape. End of sessions for 'The Beatles'.

Harry Moss cuts the mono version of 'The Beatles' at Abbey Road.

UK LP release: '20 Greatest Hits'.

LP release: 'Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1'.

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Information for Today In Beatles History was compiled from various sources including data collected by Victor Munoz.

Data last updated September 11, 2017.

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