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Today in Beatles History

October 26

1962
Concert at the Liverpool Empire, with Little Richard.

5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Here We Go' broadcast (25 October 1962 session, except 'Sheila').

'Love Me Do' enters the UK ranking.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 25th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Two concerts at the Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm.

Broadcast of ABC-TV's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars', with a performance recorded 20 October 1963, in Birmingham.

Brian's first appearance on 'Juke Box Jury', with Jimmy Henney and Barbara Young.
After the show, Brian has dinner with Lionel Bart.

1964
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-12.45pm. Mono mixing: 'I Don't Want To Spoil The Party' (from take 19); 'Rock And Roll Music' (from take 1); 'Words Of Love' (from take 3); 'Baby's In Black' (remix 2, from take 14); 'I'm A Loser' (remix 2, from take 8); 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!' (from take 1).
Studio 2 (control room only). 12.45-1.05pm. Stereo mixing: 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!' (from take 1). Studio 2. 4.30-6.30pm. Recording: 'Honey Don't' (takes 1-5). Studio 2. 7.30-10.00pm. Recording: 'What You're Doing' [re-make] (takes 13-19); 'Another Beatles Christmas Record' (takes 1-5). Editing: 'Another Beatles Christmas Record' (of takes 1-5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: A. B. Lincoln.
Visit at the studio: Carl Perkins [?]. Last day of recordings for 'Beatles For Sale'.

1965
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-12.30pm. Stereo mixing: 'Drive My Car' (from take 4); 'Day Tripper' (from take 3); 'In My Life' (from take 3); 'If I Needed Someone' (from take 1); 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)' (from take 4); 'Nowhere Man' (from take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender.

11.15am. The Beatles enter Buckingham Palace.
Morning: the Beatles receive the MBE medals from Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham Palace.
Press conference at the Saville Theatre. Brian and Dezo Hoffmann attend.

1966
Alma Cogan dies from cancer at the Middlesex Hospital.

1968
'Hey Jude' number 1, 5th week, 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1973
US single release: 'Mind Games'/'Meat City'.

1983
'Say Say Say' number 1, 3rd week (Billboard).

1993
First Paul's concert in Barcelona (The New World Tour).


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Data last updated September 3, 2014.



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