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Today in Beatles History

April 25

1918
Ella Fitzgerald is born in Virginia, USA.

1963
Performance at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Surrey ('Mersey Beat Showcase' banner).

1964
'With The Beatles' number 1, 21st and last week (UK Record Retailer chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 4th week; 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Hall Of Remembrance, Chelsea Manor Buildings, London. Rehearsal for 'Around The Beatles'.

1965
ABC-TV transmits the 2nd part of New Musical Express Poll Winner's Concert (filmed 11 April 1965).

1966
Abbey Road, Room 65. 10.00-11.00am. Mono mixing: 'Got To Get You Into My Life' (remixes 1, 2, from take 8). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Peter Vince; 2nd Engineer: not assigned.
Remix without echo, for cutting acetates.

1967
Studio 3. 7.00pm-3.45am. Recording: 'Magical Mystery Tour' (tape loop of coach noise, takes 1-3, tape reduction take 3 into takes 4-8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of rythm track and tape loop of car noise for 'Magical Mystery Tour'. Decision of adding trumpets.
Start of sessions for 'Magical Mystery Tour'.

2nd evening of Donovan performances at the Saville Theatre.

1969
Abbey Road, Room 4. 11.30am-12.30pm. Mono mixing: 'On Our Way Home' (working title of 'Two Of Us') (remix 1). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Peter Mew; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair.
Remix of 'Two Of Us' for Paul to present it to the New York trio Mortimer, whom he intended to give it to record, which didn't materialize.

Premiere of 'Rape', during the Montreaux film festival.

1970
'Let It Be' single, 7th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Live Peace In Toronto', 16th week in the ranking (Billboard).


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

Data last updated June 8, 2013.



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