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Today in Beatles History

July 2

1956
Elvis Presley records 'Hound Dog' and 'Don't Be Cruel'.

1963
Number 5 Studio, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London. 6.30-9.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles': 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'That's Alright Mama'; 'There's A Place'; 'Carol'; 'Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)'; 'Lend Me Your Comb'; 'Clarabella'; 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'Three Cool Cats'; 'Sweet Little Sixteen'; 'Ask Me Why'.
Only BBC take of 'That's Alright Mama'.

Dezo Hoffmann's 'A Day In The Life Of The Beatles' sessions: 1) Room 114, Hotel President; 2) Reception area, Hotel President; 3) Guildford Street, walking towards Russell Square; 4) Russell Square Gardens; 5) Rupert Street (buying bananas at a stall on the corner at 5-7 Brewer Street); 6) Dougie A. Millings and Son, tailors; 7) Delicatessen Shop; 8) Shirtmaker Mr A Maknyick's shop; 9) Rupert Court; 10) Buying ice cream at Kontact cafe; 11) 27 Wardour Street, in front of the Garner's restaurant; 12) Dezo Hoffmann's studio (to take portraits of John and George).

1965
Arrival in Madrid. Concert at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid, with the Pekenikes as support act.

1966
From Japan, The Beatles send a telegram to EMI with their final decision concerning next LP's title: 'Revolver'.

''Yesterday'... And Today', 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

3rd and last concert at the Budokan Hall (Martial Arts Hall), Tokyo.

Brian signs Lomax Alliance to Nemperor Artists.

1967
Brian's two-house Sunday presentation at the Saville Theatre, featuring Cream, Jeff Beck and his group, and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.

3rd and last concert of the Monkees at the Empire Pool, Wembley, presented by NEMS Enterprises.

1968
Studio 2. 6.00pm-12.15am. Recording: 'Good Night' (overdub onto take 5, takes 6-15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Peter Bown; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Lazard Brothers & Co., merchant bankers, London. Paul and Sir Joseph Lockwood lunch in the dining-room with Lord Poole of Lazard's, discussing Apple matters.

1969
Studio 2. 3.00-9.30pm. Recording: 'Her Majesty' (takes 1-3); 'Golden Slumbers' (working title of 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight') (takes 1-15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair.

The Official Beatles Fan Club runs several clubs derived from the main one.

Cynthia takes Julian from the hospital and takes him to Greece.

1996
10.45pm Eastern Standard Time, USA. Premiere of restored version of 'Help!' on AMC (American Movie Classics)..


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Data last updated September 3, 2014.



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