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February 8

1958
Evening: Performance of the Quarry Men at the Wilson Hall, Garston. Paul introduces George to John.

Paul, John and George in 1958

1962
(Or around this day.) Brian goes to HMV's store, 363 Oxford Street, London, to have acetates cut from tapes of some songs of the Decca audition, and chat with Bob Boast, disc-cutter Jim Foy, and Sid Colman, who contacts him with George Martin.

1963
Concert at the ABC, Carlisle (Helen Shapiro tour).
The Beatles are ejected from a ballroom for wearing leather jackets.

1964
'With The Beatles' number 1, 10th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 2nd week; 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'She Loves You', 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Please Please Me', 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'I Saw Her Standing There', 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Rehearsal for the Ed Sullivan Show performance, at the CBS Studios, New York.

Photographic session in the Central Park, New York. George, sick with fever, stays in bed.

Start of British tour of Gerry and the Pacemakers, presented by Arthur Howes and Brian.

1965
It is announced that the next Beatles film will be Richard Condon's 'A Talent For Loving', produced for Pickfair Films.

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.15am. Recording: 'Good Morning Good Morning' (takes 1-8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of rythm track for 'Good Morning Good Morning'.

1968
Studio 2. 2.30-9.00pm. Recording: 'The Inner Light' (overdub onto take 6). Mono mixing: 'The Inner Light' (remixes 2-4, from take 6). Recording: 'Across The Universe' (overdub onto take 8) . Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00pm-12.15am. Mono mixing: 'Across The Universe' (remixes 1, 2, from take 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of backing vocals for 'The Inner Light'.
It is decided to keep 'Across The Universe' for a World Wildlife Found album, and give 'The Inner Light' the B-side of the next single.

1969
Yellow Submarine' LP, 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Unfinished Music No. 1--Two Virgins' enters the ranking, number 158 (Billboard).

1972
Unannounced Paul's concert at the Nottingham University.

1990
Paul's concert in Worcester ('Get Back Tour').


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Data last updated January 27, 2016.



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