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Today in Beatles History

August 13

1963
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' is broadcast (recorded 16 July 1963, 6.00-8.30pm).

Concert at the Odeon, Llandudno, with Tommy Quickly and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

1964
Kenneth Partridge and Brian to Kenwood to talk about its decoration. [?]

1965
US LP release: 'Help!'

The Beatles and Brian leave for the second North American tour.
Beatles' meeting with Bob Dylan at their rooms at the Warwick Hotel, New York.

1966
Public Beatles' records burning organized by the North American radio station 'Coob'.
Priest Thurman H. Babbs of Cleveland, Ohio, says that he will ask for the excommunication of any parishioner who went to listen to the Beatles or approved John's sentence about Christianity.

Concert at the Olympia Stadium, Detroit.

'Yellow Submarine', 1st week in the Top 30, 1st week in the ranking (Billboard).
''Yesterday'... And Today', 8th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1968
Studio 2 and annexe. 7.00pm-5.30am. Recording: 'Sexy Sadie' [re-re-make] (takes 100-107, tape reduction take 107 into takes 108-111); 'Yer Blues' (takes 1-14, tape reduction take 6 into takes 15, 16, tape reduction extract of take 14 into take 17). Editing: 'Yer Blues' (of takes 16, 17). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
For the first time on a Beatles' recording the 4-track tape itself is edited ('Yer Blues').

1969
Studio 2 (control room only). 2.30-9.15pm. Stereo mixing: 'You Never Give Me Your Money' (remixes 20-27, from take 30). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

1971
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. 'Art Spectrum', modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: 'Cold Turkey', 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', 'Give Peace A Chance', 'Instant Karma!', 'Up Your Legs Forever'.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).


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Data last updated November 4, 2018.



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