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Today in Beatles History

October 17

1962
First TV performance, on TV Granada's 'People and Places'.

Cavern lunch session: the Beatles.
Cavern evening session: the Beatles, the Big Three, Group One.

1963
Lunch with the winners (Karen, Anne, Vicky, Susan) of competition in the teen magazine 'Boyfriend' at the restaurant Old Vienna.

Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm, 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: 'The Beatles' Christmas Record' (unnumbered takes); 'You Really Got A Hold On Me' (take 12); 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' (takes 1-17); 'This Boy' (takes 1-17). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Geoff Emerick.
First Christmas record. First session for 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'/'This Boy'. First 4-track Beatles recording.

1964
'A Hard Day's Night' LP number 1, 13th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

1967
6.00pm. Memorial service held for Brian, with the attendance of all 4 Beatles, at the New London Synagogue, 33 Abbey Road.

1968
Abbey Road, Rooms 41, 42, Studios 1, 2, 3. 5.00pm (Wednesday 16)-5.00pm (Thursday 17). Mono mixing: Crossfades and edits for 'The Beatles'; 'Why Don't We Do It In The Road' (remix 1, from take 6). Stereo mixing: Crossfades and edits for 'The Beatles'; 'Why Don't We Do It In The Road' (remix 1, from take 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
Studio 2 (control room only). Time unknown. Tape copying: 'It's All Too Much' (of take 2, called take 196). Mono mixing: 'It's All Too Much' (remix 1, from take 196). Stereo mixing: 'It's All Too Much' (remix 1, from take 196). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Dave Harries.
Copy of 'It's All Too Much' for 'Yellow Submarine'. Copy of take 2 called 196, the highest Beatle take number.

George records with Jackie Lomax in Los Angeles.

1969
Hot Chocolate releases a cover of 'Give Peace A Chance' in the USA.

1978
End of period (since 18 September) booked by Ringo at Compass Point Studios, Bahamas. Not used.

1989
Paul's concert in Dortmund (Get Back Tour).


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

Data last updated November 4, 2018.



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