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Today in Beatles History

August 19

1960
The Beatles are hired to perform 2 additional months at the Indra Club.

1963
Concert at the Gaumont, Bournemouth, with Tommy Quickly, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

Appearance on Granada TV's 'Scene at 6:30'.

1964
Beginning of tour of the USA and Canada. Concert at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California.
The concert is filmed.

A Kansas City impresario offers $ 350.000 for the Beatles to perform at that city, the largest amount paid to an artist in the USA until then.

'A Hard Day's Night' single, 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 39th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1965
15.30 and 20.00. Concerts at the Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas.
Brian Epstein hurts his back when he is sprung from the emergency exit of an airplane into a service truck in a serious outbreak of Beatlemania at Houston (Texas) Airport.

1966
Concert at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee. The Ku Klux Klan mounts guard. A firecracker explodes on the stage.

1967
Jason Starkey is born, at the Queen's Charlotte Maternity Hospital, Hammersmith, London.

Brian announces that Traffic will make their first performance in Britain, at the Saville Theatre.
The Saville Theatre autumn season is extended to 16 weeks.

1968
Day booked for a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road (cancelled because of George's trip to Greece).

1969
Studio 2. 2.00pm-4.00am. Stereo mixing: 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (remixes 1-3, from take 7); 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight' and 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (crossfade/edit for master); 'Something' (remixes 1-10, from take 39). Recording: 'Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15). Stereo mixing: 'Here Comes The Sun' (remix 1, from take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
The instrumental jam in the coda of 'Something' disappears at last in today's remixes. Recording of synthesizer for 'Here Comes The Sun'.

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

Data last updated January 29, 2018.



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