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Today in Beatles History

February 20

Brian writes to Bert Kaempfert, asking him for Beatles freedom from their contract.

Studio 1. 10.30am-1.00pm. Recording: 'Misery' (overdub takes 12-16); 'Baby It's You' (overdub takes 4-6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Stuart Eltham; 2nd Engineer: Geoff Emerick.
Martin adds piano to 'Misery' and celeste to 'Baby It's You'. 1st Emerick's session.

The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 12.31-1.30pm. Recording and broadcasting of BBC's 'Parade Of The Pops': 'Love Me Do'; 'Please Please Me'.
1st live show for the BBC.

EMI House. Photographic session with Angus Mc Bean for the 'Please Please Me' LP cover. [16 February?]

Studio 2 (control room only). 11.00am-12.00noon. Mono mixing: 'If You've Got Trouble' (from take 1); 'Tell Me What Tou See' (from take 4); 'You're Going To Lose That Girl' (from take 3).
Studio 2. 12.00noon-5.15pm. Recording: 'That Means A Lot' (take 1, tape reduction take 1 into take 2, overdub onto take 2).
Studio 2 (control room only). 5.15-6.00pm. Mono mixing: 'That Means A Lot' (from take 1); 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away' (from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.

Studio 3. 7.00pm-2.15am. Recording: 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!' (unnumbered take). Mono mixing: 'Good Morning Good Morning' (remix 1, from take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of tape of effects (19 pieces of calliope tapes) for 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!'. The 'Good Morning Good Morning' remix is for demonstration only.

Ringo and Maureen, John and Cynthia attend a Chuck Berry concert.

Brian amid the debris at the Saville Theatre, after yesterday's Chuck Berry concert.

European premiere of 'Candy' at the Odeon Theatre, Kensington, London. Ringo attends.

US single release: 'Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)'/'Who Has Seen The Wind'.

Judge Griesa gives a 29-page report on the case Lennon/Morris Levy, explaining that a verbal agreement was attempted, which John did not accept.

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Data last updated January 29, 2018.

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