The BEATLES

Of course 1965 saw the rise of the Beatles, I came across this timeline of the history of that year…

Date Event
Jan 01
Friday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
Jan 02
Saturday
`Beatles For Sale’ number 1, 3rd week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Feel Fine’ number 1, 2nd week (Billboard).
Jan 02
Saturday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
Jan 04
Monday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
Jan 05
Tuesday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
Jan 06
Wednesday
`I Feel Fine’ number 1, 6th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).
Jan 06
Wednesday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
Jan 07
Thursday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
Jan 07
Thursday
The New Christy Minstrels arrive in the UK from America. 1st American act presented in the UK by Brian. Reception in their honour at the US Embassy in London. Brian attends.
Jan 08
Friday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). After the second performance at the Hammersmith Odeon, the Beatles visit the annual Boat Show, at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Building, London, after 9.00pm, public closing time.
Jan 09
Saturday
`Beatles For Sale’ number 1, 4th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Feel Fine’ number 1, 3rd and last week (Billboard).
Jan 09
Saturday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
Jan 09
Saturday
First edition of BBC-TV’s `Not Only… But Also’, including appeararance of John (filmed 20 November 1964, 29 November 1964).
Jan 09
Saturday
`Daily Express’ publishes a photograph of the Beatles at the Boat Show, at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Building.
Jan 10
Sunday
Sid Bernstein calls Brian, proposing him a Beatles concert at the Shea Stadium.
Jan 11
Monday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
Jan 12
Tuesday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
Jan 13
Wednesday
`I Feel Fine’, 7th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Jan 13
Wednesday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
Jan 14
Thursday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
Jan 15
Friday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
Jan 16
Saturday
`Beatles For Sale’ number 1, 5th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
Jan 16
Saturday
`Another Beatles Christmas Show’ at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). Last day.
Jan 16
Saturday
Article in `Melody Maker’: interview to Brian Epstein by Ray Coleman, under the title `Brian Epstein predicts: `I give the Beatles two or three years more at the top’.’
Jan 18
Monday
Brian Epstein Automobiles takes out mortgages on a car showroom and a nearby workshop in Hounslow, Middlesex.
Jan 19
Tuesday
Brian flies to New York to negotiate dates and details for the next Beatles North American tour. Also for promotional visits of Cilla Black and Gerry and the Pacemakers.
Jan 20
Wednesday
`I Feel Fine’, 8th and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Jan 20
Wednesday
Broadcast of the programme `Shindig’ in the US (recorded 9 October).
Jan 23
Saturday
`Beatles For Sale’ number 1, 6th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
Jan 24
Sunday
`Ferry Cross The Mersey’ Liverpool premiere, at the Odeon Cinema, on aid of the Variety Club of Great Britain.
Jan 27
Wednesday
`I Feel Fine’, 9th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Jan 27
Wednesday
John flies to the Alpes to practice ski for 10 days. He goes with Cynthia, George Martin and Judy Martin.
Jan 30
Saturday
`Beatles For Sale’ number 1, 7th and last week (UK Record Retailer chart).
Feb 01
Monday
US EP release: `4 By The Beatles’.
Feb 01
Monday
Brian announces new plans for Cilla Black: performances on `Sunday Night at the London Palladium’ and at the Persian Room, at the Plaza Hotel, New York.
Feb 03
Wednesday
`I Feel Fine’, 10th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Feb 03
Wednesday
Shepperton Film Studios. Brian tele-recording for `Hullabaloo’, interviewing and presenting the Searchers, Billy J. Kramer, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Georgie Fame, Joe Brown, and the Moody Blues.
Feb 04
Thursday
Shepperton Film Studios. Brian tele-recording for `Hullabaloo’, interviewing and presenting the Searchers, Billy J. Kramer, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Georgie Fame, Joe Brown, and the Moody Blues.
Feb 04
Thursday
Maclen (Music) Limited, publishing company for Lennon and McCartney, is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors.
Feb 05
Friday
Baroness Erisso approaches Brian about the possibility of his signing her daughter, Marianne Faithfull, to NEMS Enterprises.
Feb 06
Saturday
`Rolling Stones II’ replaces `Beatles For Sale’ as number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).
Feb 08
Monday
It is announced that the next Beatles film will be Richard Condon’s `A Talent For Loving’, produced for Pickfair Films.
Feb 11
Thursday
Ringo marries Maureen Cox. Brian is best man. John and George attend. 8.15am. Ringo and Maureen arrive at the Caxton Hall Register Office, London, with their parents. Ringo and Maureen go to Brighton, on wedding trip.
Feb 12
Friday
Brighton. Ringo and Maureen’s wedding trip. Ringo receives reporters to officially announce his marriage.
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Feb 12
Friday
`New Musical Express’ announces that the Beatles will star on a film version of the novel `A Talent For Loving’.
Feb 13
Saturday
Brighton. Ringo and Maureen’s wedding trip.
Feb 13
Saturday
Brian, Marianne Faithfull, Adrienne Posta and Ted Ray appear on `Juke Box Jury’.
Feb 14
Sunday
Ringo returns from Brighton to London.
Feb 15
Monday
US single release: `Eight Days A Week’/`I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party’.
Feb 15
Monday
Studio 2. 2.30-5.45pm. Recording: `Ticket To Ride’ (takes 1-2). Studio 2. 7.00-10.30pm. Recording: `Another Girl’ (take 1, and 10 [unnumbered] edit pieces); `I Need You’ (takes 1-5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott/Jerry Boys. Start of `Help!’ sessions. A new recording technique is used: i) Rehearsals with tape running, spooling back it to record properly; ii) Making themes in one or two takes, with numerous overdubs on a rythm track.
Feb 15
Monday
Brian escorts Cilla Black to the Royal Film Performance.
Feb 15
Monday
John passes his drivers test.
Feb 16
Tuesday
Studio 2. 2.30-5.00pm. Recording: `I Need You’ (overdub onto take 5); `Another Girl’ (overdub onto take 1). Studio 2. 5.00-7.00pm. Recording: `Yes It Is’ (takes 1-14). Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: `Yes It Is’ (overdub onto take 14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott/Jerry Boys. 1st use (in `I Need You’) of foot controlled tone pedal.
Feb 16
Tuesday
EMI Manchester Square, Ground floor studio. Morning: The Beatles receive prizes from Sir Joseph Lockwood, including Japanese dolls, silver and gold discs.
Feb 17
Wednesday
Studio 2. 2.00-7.00pm. Recording: `The Night Before’ (takes 1-2). Studio 2. 7.00-11.00pm. Recording: `You Like Me Too Much’ (takes 1-8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Feb 18
Thursday
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-1.00pm. Mono mixing: `Ticket To Ride’ (remix 1, from take 2); `Another Girl’ (from take 1); `I Need You’ (from take 5); `Yes It Is’ (from take 14). Studio 1. 3.30-5.15pm. Recording: `You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’ (takes 1-9). Studio 2 (control room only). 5.15-6.00pm. Mono mixing: `The Night Before’ (from take 2); `You Like Me Too Much’ (from take 8). Studio 2. 6.00-10.30pm. Recording: `If You’ve Got Trouble’ (take 1); `Tell Me What You See’ (take 1-4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott. 1st use (on `You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’) of an outside musician-excepting Andy White-: Johnnie Scott (tenor and alto flutes).
Feb 18
Thursday
Northern Songs Limited becomes a public company on the London Stock Exchange. 1st song publishing company in this condition.
Feb 19
Friday
Studio 2. 3.30-6.20pm. Recording: `You’re Going To Lose That Girl’ (takes 2-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Feb 19
Friday
The Connaught Hotel, Carlos Place. Party in honour of the Beatles hosted by Sir Joseph Lockwood.
Feb 19
Friday
UK LP release: `A Hard Day’s Night’, orchestral LP by George Martin.
Feb 20
Saturday
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.
Feb 22
Monday
The Beatles and Eleanor Bron fly from London to Bahamas, to begin `Help!’ shootings. The Beatles arrive in Nassau, Bahamas. Gene Loving records interviews with the Beatles.
Feb 23
Tuesday
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-1.00pm. Stereo mixing: `Yes It Is’ (from take 14); `You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’ (from take 9); `If You’ve Got Trouble’ (from take 1); `Tell Me What You See’ (from take 4); `I Need You’ (from take 5); `Another Girl’ (from take 1); `Ticket To Ride’ (from take 2); `You Like Me Too Much’ (from take 8); `The Night Before’ (remix 1, from take 2); `You’re Going To Lose That Girl’ (remix 1, from take 3); `That Means A Lot’ (from take 1); `You’re Going To Lose That Girl’ (remix 2, from take 3). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Malcolm Davies.
Feb 24
Wednesday
Start of `Help!’ shootings in Bahamas.
Feb 26
Friday
The `Jewish Chronicle’ informs that Brian has agreed to be the first vice-president of the Finchley (London) Jewish Youth Club.
Feb 27
Saturday
`Beatles For Sale’ number 1, 1st and last week, replacing `Rolling Stones II’ (UK Record Retailer chart).
Mar 08
Monday
Brian attends the evening presentation of this year’s Mecca Carl-Alan awards, at the Empire Ballroom, Leicester Square, London. He collects from Princess Margaret an award as best group on behalf of the Beatles, and other on behalf of Cilla Black. The awards are televised by BBC1.
Mar 10
Wednesday
Brian reveals his plan to film the Shea Stadium concert.
Mar 12
Friday
`Help!’ shootings in Bahamas end.
Read the interview on this day
Mar 12
Friday
The `New York Daily News’ publishes Brian’s declarations about the Beatles (`Ten years from today the Beatles will still be popular’) and the Rolling Stones (`A fine group’).
Mar 12
Friday
Brian signs the Silkie to a management agency contract, and secures them a recording contract with Philips.
Mar 13
Saturday
The Beatles, Cynthia, Maureen and Pattie, fly from London to Austria to shoot scenes for `Eight Arms To Hold You’ (working title of `Help!’) at the village of Obertauern (Austrian Alps). While in Obertauern, the Beatles stay at the Hotel Edelweiss.
Mar 13
Saturday
`Eight Days A Week’ number 1, 1st week (Billboard).
Mar 15
Monday
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00-11.00am. Mono mixing: `Ticket To Ride’ (remix 2, from take 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Mix of `Ticket To Ride’ for United Artists.
Mar 19
Friday
`New Musical Express’ asks: `When will the clearout of Brian Epstein’s stable begin?’
Mar 20
Saturday
Epstein and Lionel Bart begin a weekend in the south of France.
Mar 20
Saturday
`Eight Days A Week’ number 1, 2nd and last week (Billboard).
Mar 21
Sunday
Epstein and Lionel Bart end their week end in the south of France.
Mar 22
Monday
US LP release: `The Early Beatles’.
Mar 26
Friday
Dick James and Epstein conclude a deal with music publisher Aaron Schroeder to publish in Britain all the songs in Schroeder’s catalogue through Jaep Music.
Mar 30
Tuesday
Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: `That Means A Lot’ [re-make] (takes 20-24). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender/Vic Gann.
Mar 30
Tuesday
Opening of the night-club Scotch Of St James, at 13 Masons Yard, London.
Mar 31
Wednesday
Cilla Black flies to New York with Brian.
Apr 01
Thursday
Brian becomes a controlling director of Japspic Productions Limited, the lessees of the Saville Theatre, and of Stramsact Limited. Brian thus becomes leaseholder of the Saville Theatre.
Apr 02
Friday
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00-11.00am. Stereo mixing: `You’re Going To Lose That Girl’ (remix 3, from take 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: unknown.
Apr 03
Saturday
Appearance on ITV’s `Thank Your Lucky Stars’.
Apr 04
Sunday
John and Paul compose `Help!’
Apr 04
Sunday
Cilla Black appears on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Apr 06
Tuesday
UK EP release: `Beatles for Sale’.
Apr 07
Wednesday
P. J. Proby records `That Means A Lot’ at Abbey Road.
Apr 09
Friday
UK single release: `Ticket To Ride’/`Yes It Is’. UK single release: `Blood Red River’, 1st of the Silkie.
Apr 09
Friday
Brian and Cilla return from the US.
Apr 10
Saturday
Sid Bernstein phones Brian to the Waldorf Towers, and visits him to pay him $ 100,000, in advance for the Shea Stadium concert.
Apr 10
Saturday
Riverside Studios, London. Recording for BBC-TV’s `Top Of The Pops’.
Apr 11
Sunday
Performance in the `New Musical Express’ Poll Winner’s Concert, at the Empire Pool Wembley. Other acts: the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Animals, the Moody Blues, etc. Filmed by ABC-TV. Later, live performance on ABC-TV’s `The Eamonn Andrews Show’, at Teddington TV Studios, Middlesex.
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Apr 12
Monday
UK LP release: `George Martin Scores Instrumental Versions Of The Hits’.
Apr 13
Tuesday
Studio 2. 7.00-11.00pm. Recording: `Help!’ (takes 1-12). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Apr 13
Tuesday
The Beatles receive two Grammy Awards for 1964: Best New Artist Of 1964 and Best Performance by a Vocal Group (`A Hard Day’s Night’).
Apr 14
Wednesday
`Ticket To Ride’ number 1, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).
Apr 14
Wednesday
Ailsa Avenue, St Margaret’s, Twickenham, Middlesex. Shooting for `Help!’: the Beatles get into 4 houses.
Apr 15
Thursday
Appearance on BBC’s `Top Of The Pops’.
Apr 16
Friday
Wembley TV Studios, Wembley, Middlesex. George and John are interviewed for the TV programme `Ready Steady Goes Live!’.
Apr 17
Saturday
Brian goes to Spain on vacation.
Apr 18
Sunday
Abbey Road, Room 65. 10.00am-12.30pm. Mono mixing: `Help!’ (remixes 1-3, from take 12). Stereo mixing: `Help!’ (remix 1, from take 12); `The Night Before’ (remix 2, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Mono remix of `Help!’ for United Artists.
Apr 18
Sunday
Cilla Black’s debut on `Sunday Night At The London Palladium’.
Apr 18
Sunday
ABC-TV transmits the first part of the `New Musical Express’ Poll Winner’s Concert (recorded 11 April 1965).
Apr 19
Monday
US single release: `Ticket To Ride’/`Yes It Is’.
Apr 20
Tuesday
Brian is appointed a director of Harrisongs Limited.
Apr 21
Wednesday
`Ticket To Ride’ number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
Apr 22
Thursday
`Ticket To Ride’ number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).
Apr 24
Saturday
The City Barge, London. Shooting for `Help!’.
Apr 25
Sunday
ABC-TV transmits the 2nd part of New Musical Express Poll Winner’s Concert (filmed 11 April 1965).
Apr 27
Tuesday
The Paramounts sign an agency contract with NEMS Enterprises.
Apr 28
Wednesday
`Ticket To Ride’ number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
Apr 30
Friday
The Fourmost move into cabaret, with bookings set for the Flamingo in Darlington, the Cabaret Club in Manchester, and La Dolce Vita in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
May 01
Saturday
`Beatles For Sale’ number 1, 1st week, replacing `Rolling Stones II’ (UK Record Retailer chart).
May 05
Wednesday
`Ticket To Ride’ number 1, 4th week (UK New Musical Express chart).
May 05
Wednesday
Lionel Bart flies from UK to Spain to join Brian on vacation.
May 09
Sunday
First of 2 performances of Bob Dylan at the Royal Albert Hall, ending his European tour. The Beatles and Donovan attend the show and spend the evening with him.
May 09
Sunday
The Beatles interviewed by Sandy Lesburgh, London.
Read the interview on this day
May 10
Monday
Studio 2. 8.00-11.30pm. Recording: `Dizzy Miss Lizzy’; `Bad Boy’. Studio 2. 11.30pm-1.15am. Mono mixing, Stereo mixing: `Dizzy Miss Lizzy’; `Bad Boy’. 1st session extended past midnight, but it is an isolated event and only for mixing. Larry Williams is in Abbey Road while the session is in course.
May 10
Monday
Shooting for `Help!’ in Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire.
May 11
Tuesday
`Dizzy Miss Lizzy’ and `Bad Boy’ are sent via air mail to Capitol Records, Los Angeles.
May 11
Tuesday
Shooting of `Help!’ in Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire.
May 12
Wednesday
`Ticket To Ride’ number 1, 5th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).
May 12
Wednesday
Last day of `Help!’ shootings, at Twickenham Studios, London.
May 16
Sunday
Party at Norman Newell’s house, 40 Montagu Mansions, Marylebone, London, thrown for Johnny Mathis. John attends.
May 19
Wednesday
Brian returns to England from his vacations in Spain.
May 19
Wednesday
`Ticket To Ride’, 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
May 22
Saturday
`Ticket To Ride’ number 1, 1st and last week (Billboard).
May 23
Sunday
Brian debuts on ABC-TV’s live programme `The Eamonn Andrews Show’, from Teddington Studios. During the programme he reveals that his greatest ambition is to act in a play.
May 26
Wednesday
Number 1 Studio, Piccadilly Theatre, London. 2.30-6.00pm. Recording for BBC’s `The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride)’: `Ticket To Ride’; `Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby’; `I’m A Loser’; `The Night Before’; `Honey Don’t’; `Dizzy Miss Lizzy’; `She’s A Woman’; `Ticket To Ride’. Last BBC session.
May 26
Wednesday
`Ticket To Ride’, 7th and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Jun 02
Wednesday
`Ticket To Ride’, 8th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Jun 02
Wednesday
World premiere of `The Knack’, directed by Richard Lester, at the London Pavilion. Brian and George attend.
Jun 04
Friday
UK EP release: `Beatles For Sale (No 2)’.
Jun 04
Friday
The `Daily Mirror’ informs that Tommy Quickly will not have his recording contract with Pye Records renewed when it expires in July. Epstein says he has not had good material, and that will very soon sign to another company.
Jun 07
Monday
10.00-12.00am. BBC’s `The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride)’ broadcast (recorded 26 May 1965). Last BBC session broadcast.
Jun 08
Tuesday
Studio 1 (control room only). 10.00-10.30am. Stereo mixing `I Want To Hold Your Hand’ (remix 2, from take 17). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender. Mix with voices on the center of the stereo picture.
Jun 09
Wednesday
`Ticket To Ride’, 9th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Jun 11
Friday
The Beatles are named to the Order of the British Empire on the Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday honours list published this day.
Jun 11
Friday
Night: Brian flies to Blackpool to see Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas play at the North Pier Theatre. Before leaving, he orders flowers for the parents of each Beatle, to coincide with the lifting of the news embargo that the Beatles have been awarded the MBE. Paul returns from holiday in Portugal, at Brian’s request, to attend the next day’s press conference.
Jun 12
Saturday
A spokesman of the British government announces the Beatles have been named to the MBE. `Daily Mirror’ headline: `Beatles, MBE!’. Morning: Beatles parents receive flowers sent by Brian. Morning: Brian is interviewed on BBC’s Light Programme `Late Night Extra’ by telephone from his Blackpool hotel room. Later, Brian flies from Blackpool to London and then drives to Weybridge to collect John, who is very late for the press conference. Lunchtime: press conference at Twickenham Film Studios. Brian attends. Paul affirms that MBE must stand for `Mister Brian Epstein’.
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Jun 14
Monday
US LP release: `Beatles VI’.
Jun 14
Monday
Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: `I’ve Just Seen A Face’ (takes 1-6); `I’m Down’ (takes 1-7). Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: `Yesterday’ (takes 1-2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. During `I’m Down’ sessions Paul frequently repeats `Plastic soul, man, plastic soul’, revealing it as a negro musicians’ sentence to refer to Mick Jagger. 1st use of a string quartet (`Yesterday’).
Jun 14
Monday
It is announced that plans to film `A Talent For Loving’ have been dropped.
Jun 15
Tuesday
Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: `It’s Only Love’ (takes 1-6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Jun 15
Tuesday
`Daily Mirror’ headline: `Two MBEs sent back because of Beatles’.
Jun 16
Wednesday
Recording of vocal overdubs for `Help!’ at Twickenham Film Studios.
Jun 16
Wednesday
John is interviewed about `A Spaniard In The Works’ for the BBC radio programmes `The World Of Books’ (broadcast on July 3rd), `The Teen Scene’, `Pick Of The Week’ and `Today’.
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Jun 17
Thursday
Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: `Act Naturally’ (takes 1-13). Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: `Wait’ (takes 1-4). Mono mixing: `Yesterday’ (remixes 1, 2, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer; Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Jun 17
Thursday
General Sir William Oliver declares: `I know the Beatles deserve the Order of the British Empire’. Jack Berg, Former Member of Canada’s Parliament, Hector Dupuis, Stanley Ellis, Cyril Hearns, Douglas Moffit, Richard Pape, RAF Squadrom Leader Paul Pearson, David Evan Rees, and World War Veteran Col. George Wagg, return their MBE’s in protest of The Beatles receiving theirs. The first recorded instances of anyone returning an MBE.
Jun 18
Friday
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-12.30pm. Mono mixing: `I’ve Just Seen A Face’ (from take 6); `I’m Down’ (from take 7); `It’s Only Love’ (from take 6); `Act Naturally’ (from take 13); `Wait’ (remix 1, from take 4); `Help!’ (remix 4, from take 12). Studio 2 (control room only). 12.30-1.30pm. Stereo mixing: `I’ve Just Seen A Face’ (from take 6); `I’m Down’ (from take 7); `Yesterday’ (from take 2); `It’s Only Love’ (from take 6); `Act Naturally’ (from take 13); `Help!’ (remix 2, from take 12). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. End of sessions for single and LP, mono and stereo, `Help!’.
Jun 18
Friday
BBC Lime Grove Studios. John appearance on BBC-TV’s `Tonight’. Broadcast live. John presents and speaks about `A Spaniard In The Works’.
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Jun 18
Friday
The Beatles are interviewed for the Italian radio programme `Londra Ultima Ora’.
Jun 20
Sunday
Start of tour of France, Italy and Spain. Two performances at the Palais des Sports, Paris. Afternoon show recorded for `Musicorama’, French radio programme. Evening show broadcast live on `Les Beatles (en direct du Palais des Sports)’, French radio programme, and taped for `Les Beatles’, French TV programme.
Jun 21
Monday
John is interviewed about `A Spaniard In The Works’ on BBC radio’s `Today’ (recorded 16 June 1965).
Jun 22
Tuesday
Concert at the Palais d’Hiver, Lyon, France.
Jun 23
Wednesday
Broadcast of `Londra Ultima Ora’, Italian radio programme, with interview to the Beatles (recorded 18 June 1965).
Jun 23
Wednesday
Night. The Beatles arrive in Milan central starion, platform 3, on the Trans Europe Express from Lyon, France. A car takes them to the hotel.
Jun 24
Thursday
`A Spaniard In The Works’ is published.
Jun 24
Thursday
Morning. Press conference in Milan. 4.30pm, 9.30pm. Concert at the Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Italy.
Jun 24
Thursday
An interview to John about `A Spaniard In The Works’ is broadcast on ITV’s `Today’.
Jun 25
Friday
Brian begins negotiations to present the next UK tour of the Everly Brothers.
Jun 25
Friday
The Beatles, with Brian and Wendy Hanson, stay at a hotel in Geneva. 4.30pm, 9.30pm. Concerts at the Palazzo dello Sport, Geneva, Italy.
Jun 25
Friday
Mr. Quintieri, member of the Italian Parliament, in the Chamber of Deputies, asks the Minister of Finance if `appropriate measure has been taken to guarantee the payment of taxes on the fees paid to the Beatles and what was the amount declared and assessed.’
Jun 27
Sunday
4.30pm, 9.30pm. Concerts at the Cinema Teatro Adriano, Rome, Italy.
Jun 27
Sunday
Press conference in Rome.
Jun 27
Sunday
Broadcast on `Musicorama’, French radio programme, of the afternoon Beatles show at the Palais des Sports, Paris (recorded 20 June 1965).
Jun 28
Monday
Two concerts at the Cinema Teatro Adriano, Rome, Italy.
Jun 30
Wednesday
Concert at the Palais des Fetes, Niza, France.
Jul 01
Thursday
S. E. Gadd Limited changes name to Clarendon Furnishing (Cheshire) Limited.
Jul 01
Thursday
US gold certification for `Beatles VI’.
Jul 01
Thursday
The Beatles attend a party in their honour in Jerez, Spain.
Jul 02
Friday
Arrival in Madrid. Concert at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid, with the Pekenikes as support act.
Jul 03
Saturday
The press of Madrid says that the Beatles performance in this city was a failure before a serious and sober audience, unlike other countries’ ones, which are said to be civilized. Arrival in Barcelona. Concert at the Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona, with the Sirex as support act. End of tour of France, Italy and Spain.
Jul 03
Saturday
Broadcast of John’s interview on BBC-radio’s `World Of Books’. Interview recorded on June 16th.
Jul 04
Sunday
The Beatles return to England.
Jul 04
Sunday
Front page of `Domenica del Corriere’, weekly magazine of the Italian newspaper `Corriere della sera’: `La calata dei Beatles’.
Jul 05
Monday
US single release: `That Means A Lot’, with P. J. Proby.
Jul 06
Tuesday
It is announced the bill for a show series presented by Brian Epstein, called “Brian Epstein’s Evening of Popular Music”, including: Manfred Mann, the Kinks, Georgie Fame and the Blue Fames, Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Fourmost and Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers.
Jul 09
Friday
US single release: `I Wanna Know’, 1st by Paddy, Klaus & Gibson.
Jul 11
Sunday
Dario Argento writes for the weekly Italian magazine `Sogno’: `Questi sono in realita i Beatles, i favolosi Beatles, il piu imprevisto, incredible fenomeno musicale dei tempi moderni.’ (`These really are the Beatles, the fabulous Beatles, the most unexpected, incredible musical phenomenon of modern times.’)
Jul 13
Tuesday
Savoy Hotel, London. Annual Ivor Novello awards lunch. Paul attends, to receive awards on behalf of the Beatles.
Jul 14
Wednesday
Palace Theatre, Watford, Hertfordshire. Paul attends to see Jane Asher perform.
Jul 16
Friday
The plan by Brian Matthew and Brian Epstein to build a new theatre in Kent, the Pilgrim Theatre, comes to an end when the Estates Committee of Bromley Borough Council refuses to give planning permission.
Jul 17
Saturday
ABC-TV broadcasts a part of `Help!’.
Jul 19
Monday
US single release: `Help!’/`I’m Down’.
Jul 23
Friday
UK single release: `Help!’/`I’m Down’.
Jul 24
Saturday
Ringo buys `Sunny Heights’, at St George’s Hill Estate, Weybridge, Surrey.
Jul 25
Sunday
Cilla Black begins 3 weeks of performances at the Persian Room, Plaza Hotel, New York. Epstein flies to New York to attend Cilla’s debut.
Jul 28
Wednesday
`Help!’ single number 1, 1st week; 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).
Jul 28
Wednesday
BBC-TV broadcasts the programme `Songwriters’, about Lennon and McCartney.
Jul 29
Thursday
`Help!’ premiere at the London Pavilion. The Beatles and Brian attend. After, party at the Dorchester Hotel.
Jul 30
Friday
Saville Theatre. Private rehearsal for a forthcoming TV appearance.
Aug 01
Sunday
Performance for the `Blackpool Night Out’, broadcast live on TV.
Aug 02
Monday
Epstein makes it clear to the British press that there will be no more UK Beatles tours in 1965 (decision which will turn out to be reversed). He announces that Cilla Black will make her debut in pantomime in `Little Red Riding Hood’, Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas will open in `Mother Goose’, and Gerry and the Pacemakers in `Cinderella’.
Aug 04
Wednesday
Defending Brian, John affirms: `If Brian says there should be no publicity for `Help!’ then that’s the way it should be. The record got to number one didn’t it?’
Aug 04
Wednesday
`Help!’ single number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
Aug 06
Friday
UK LP release: `Help!’ (mono and stereo versions).
Aug 06
Friday
Opening of the 5th National Jazz and Blues Festival at the Richmond Athletic Association Grounds. The festival is filmed by Subafilms Limited, in conjunction with Leon Mirrel of Selmur Productions.
Aug 06
Friday
John buys a house for aunt Mimi in Bournemouth.
Aug 07
Saturday
`Help!’ LP number 1.
Aug 07
Saturday
5th National Jazz and Blues Festival at the Richmond Athletic Association Grounds. The festival is filmed by Subafilms Limited, in conjunction with Leon Mirrel of Selmur Productions.
Aug 08
Sunday
Closing of the 5th National Jazz and Blues Festival at the Richmond Athletic Association Grounds, Richmond, Surrey. John, George, Cynthia and Pattie attend. The festival is filmed by Subafilms Limited, in conjunction with Leon Mirrel of Selmur Productions.
Aug 08
Sunday
Paddy, Klaus & Gibson sign to a management contract with Brian.
Aug 09
Monday
IBC Studios, 35 Portland Place, London. Recording of `You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’, by the Silkie. John (producer), Paul (guitar) and George (tambourine) attend.
Aug 11
Wednesday
`Help!’ single number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
Aug 12
Thursday
Brian Epstein and Johnny Hamp of Granada TV meet to discuss arrangements for a programme based on the music of Lennon and McCartney.
Aug 13
Friday
US LP release: `Help!’
Aug 13
Friday
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.
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Aug 14
Saturday
`Help!’ LP number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).
Aug 14
Saturday
Recording of a performance for the Ed Sullivan Show, along with Cilla Black, at the CBS Studios, New York.
Aug 14
Saturday
Evening: End of Cilla Black performances at the Persian Room, Plaza Hotel, New York. Brian attends.
Aug 14
Saturday
Screening in New York of the British programme `Big Night Out’.
Aug 15
Sunday
Concert at the Shea Stadium, New York. 8.00pm. Beginning of the concert. 56000 people attend, record of audience for a live performance. The concert is filmed for the BBC by Subafilms Limited, in association with Ed Sullivan Productions Inc. 6 songs recorded for future screening on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Aug 15
Sunday
Vigency of John’s passport ends.
Aug 16
Monday
Warwick Hotel. The Beatles are visited by the Supremes, the Exciters, the Ronettes and Bob Dylan.
Aug 16
Monday
Second concert at the Shea Stadium, New York.
Aug 17
Tuesday
Concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada.
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Aug 18
Wednesday
Concert at the Atlanta Stadium.
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Aug 18
Wednesday
`Help!’ single number 1, 4th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).
Aug 19
Thursday
15.30 and 20.00. Concerts at the Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas. 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.
Aug 20
Friday
Concert at the Comiskey Park, Chicago. Friday.
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Aug 20
Friday
It is announced that George Martin will form his own company, AIR Productions.
Aug 21
Saturday
Concert at the Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis. Press conference.
Aug 22
Sunday
Concert at the Portland Coliseum.
Aug 22
Sunday
Mike Maxfield, the Dakotas’ lead guitar, leaves the group.
Aug 23
Monday
The Beatles party move to San Diego, California, to take a rest for several days at a Beverly Hills house rented by Brian.
Aug 23
Monday
New York `Help!’ premiere.
Aug 23
Monday
US Gold Certification for `Help!’ LP.
Aug 25
Wednesday
`Help!’ single, 5th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Aug 27
Friday
Reunion with Elvis Presley, at his Bel Air house.
Aug 27
Friday
Northern Songs Limited announces a 621 000 pounds profit in the last 12 months.
Aug 28
Saturday
2.00am. The reunion with Elvis Presley finishes.
Aug 28
Saturday
Concert at the Balboa Stadium, San Diego.
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Aug 29
Sunday
Live Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA (1st performance). Recording: `Introduction’ (by KRLA disc-jockeys); `Twist And Shout’; `She’s A Woman’; `I Feel Fine’; `Dizzy Miss Lizzy’; `Ticket To Ride’; `Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby’; `Can’t Buy Me Love’; `Baby’s In Black’; `I Wanna Be Your Man’; `A Hard Day’s Night’; `Help!’; `I’m Down’. Producer: Engeman (Christian name unknown); Engineer: Hugh Davies; 2nd Engineer: not assigned. Due to technical defects, nothing of this was included in `The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl’ LP.
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Aug 30
Monday
8.00pm. Live Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA (2nd performance). Recording: `Twist And Shout’; `She’s A Woman’; `I Feel Fine’; `Dizzy Miss Lizzy’; `Ticket To Ride’; `Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby’; `Can’t Buy Me Love’; `Baby’s In Black’; `I Wanna Be Your Man’; `A Hard Day’s Night’; `Help!’; `I’m Down’. Producer: Voyle Gilmore; Engineer: Pete Abbott; 2nd Engineer: not assigned. Seven songs included in `The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl’ LP.
Aug 31
Tuesday
Concert at the Cow Palace, San Francisco. Last concert of the 1965 US tour. As the Beatles leave the Cow Palace, a crowd of fans climbs on top of their limousine, crushing it.
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Sep 01
Wednesday
Brian announces he wishes to sign the Moody Blues to a management contract.
Sep 01
Wednesday
`Help!’ single, 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Sep 02
Thursday
The Beatles and Brian return from the USA to England.
Sep 02
Thursday
US Gold certification for `Help!’ single.
Sep 04
Saturday
`Help!’ single number 1, 1st week (Billboard).
Sep 06
Monday
Brian announces he has signed the Moody Blues to a management and agency contract with NEMS Enterprises.
Sep 06
Monday
US release of orchestral `Help!’ LP, by George Martin.
Sep 06
Monday
Duke of York’s Theatre, London. Paul sees the play `The Killing Of Sister George’.
Sep 07
Tuesday
Brian attends an evening at the Finchley Jewish Youth Club, presenting various cups and trophies.
Sep 08
Wednesday
`Help!’ single, 7th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Sep 09
Thursday
Broadcasting of a performance recorded for the Ed Sullivan Show.
Sep 10
Friday
It is reported that Brian is handling negotiations for the British screenings of `The Beatles’, US television cartoon series.
Sep 11
Saturday
`Help!’ single number 1, 2nd week (Billboard).
Sep 12
Sunday
Broadcast of a performance for the Ed Sullivan Show, recorded 15 August 1965.
Sep 13
Monday
8.00am. Zak Starkey is born, at the Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital, Hammersmith, London.
Sep 13
Monday
US single release: `Yesterday’/`Act Naturally’.
Sep 15
Wednesday
`Help!’ single, 8th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Sep 16
Thursday
US Gold certification for `Eight Days A Week’/`I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party’.
Sep 17
Friday
UK single release: `That Means A Lot’, with P. J. Proby.
Sep 18
Saturday
The Beatles take a rest in a rented mansion at Bel Air.
Sep 18
Saturday
`Help!’ single number 1, 3rd and last week (Billboard).
Sep 21
Tuesday
A show called `Brian Epstein’s Evening of Popular Music’ is presented at the Commonwealth Arts Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London. The Moody Blues are in the bill, being their first major engagement since Brian is their manager. The concert is presented as `Pop From Britain’. The compere is Brian Matthew.
Sep 22
Wednesday
`Help!’ single, 9th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Sep 25
Saturday
Start of US screenings of `The Beatles’ cartoon series.
Sep 29
Wednesday
`Help!’ single, 10th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Oct 02
Saturday
Congresscentrum, Amsterdam: Grand Gala Du Disque, International Edison Awards ceremony. Brian receives the Edison Award on behalf of the Beatles for `Beatles For Sale’.
Oct 07
Thursday
`Kinfauns’, Esher, Surrey. George photographic session with `Beatles Book’ photographer Leslie Bryce for the magazine’s `at home’ series.
Oct 08
Friday
First night of `Star Scene ’65’, at the Granada Cinema, Bedford. First anyone’s official association (Brian’s, in this case), with a pirate radio company (Radio London): Everly Brothers, supported by Cilla Black, Lionel Bart and his Kick Dancers, Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, Paddy, Klaus and Gibson, the Marionettes, and the Alan Elsdon Band.
Oct 09
Saturday
Party organized by Lionel Bart to celebrate the opening of his new musical `Twang!’. Brian and all 4 Beatles among the guests.
Oct 11
Monday
Paul attends a session at Decca Studios, London, for Marianne Faithfull’s version of `Yesterday’, meeting the producer Mike Leander.
Oct 11
Monday
Marriage of Gerry Marsden and Pauline Behan, at St Mary’s Church, Woolton, Liverpool. Brian attends.
Oct 11
Monday
US release of 6 Capitol singles: `Twist And Shout’/`There’s A Place’`Love Me Do’/`P.S. I Love You’`Please Please Me’/`From Me To You’`Do You Want To Know A Secret’/`Thank You Girl’`Roll Over Beethoven’/`Misery’; `Boys’/`Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!’.
Oct 12
Tuesday
Studio 2. 2.30-7.00pm. Recording: `Run For Your Life’ (takes 1-5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott/Phil McDonald. Studio 2. 7.00-11.30pm. Recording: `This Bird Has Flown’ (working title of `Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’) (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott. First session for `Rubber Soul’. First use of the sitar.
Oct 12
Tuesday
Opening night of James Baldwin’s play `Amen Corner’, at the Saville Theatre, presented by Brian. Attendance of Brian, and his guests, Dusty Springfield, Sir Joseph Lockwood, Lionel Bart, Andrew Oldham, Walter Shenson, Dick James.
Oct 13
Wednesday
Studio 2. 7.00pm-12.15am. Recording: `Drive My Car’ (takes 1-4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott. First proper session extended past midnight.
Oct 13
Wednesday
Brian flies to the USA to see the edited film of the Shea Stadium concert.
Oct 15
Friday
Visit at Neil and Mal’s flat (16 Montagu Mews West, Marylebone, London). Photographer Leslie Bryce takes pictures.
Oct 16
Saturday
Studio 2. 2.30-7.00pm. Recording: `Day Tripper’ (takes 1-3). Studio 2. 7.00-12.00pm. Recording: `Day Tripper’ (overdub onto take 3); `If I Needed Someone’ (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Oct 18
Monday
Studio 2. 2.30-5.45pm. Recording: `If I Needed Someone’ (overdub onto take 1); `In My Life’ (takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Oct 18
Monday
Brian returns from the USA. Evening. Brian attends a Joan Baez concert, at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Oct 19
Tuesday
Recording of `The Beatles Third Christmas Record’.
Oct 20
Wednesday
Studio 2. 2.30-6.30pm. Recording: `We Can Work It Out’ (takes 1-2). Studio 2. 7.00-11.45pm. Recording: `We Can Work It Out’ (overdub onto take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Oct 20
Wednesday
US gold certification for `Yesterday’/`Act Naturally’.
Oct 21
Thursday
Studio 2. 2.30-7.00pm. Recording: `Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’ [re-make] (takes 2-4). Studio 2. 7.00-12.00pm. Recording: `Nowhere Man’ (takes 1-2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Oct 22
Friday
Studio 2. 10.30-11.30am. Recording: `In My Life’ (overdub onto take 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Stuart Eltham; 2nd Engineer: Mike Stone. Studio 2. 2.30-7.00pm. Recording: `Nowhere Man’ [re-make] (takes 3-5). Studio 2. 7.00-11.30pm. Recording: `Nowhere Man’ (overdub onto take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott. Recording of electric piano solo for `In My Life’.
Oct 24
Sunday
Studio 2. 2.30-7.00pm. Recording: `I’m Looking Through You’ (take 1). Studio 2. 7.00-11.30pm. Recording: `I’m Looking Through You’ (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Oct 24
Sunday
Party hosted by Brian, `Star Scene ’65’, at the Scotch of St James Club, London. Guests, among others: the Everly Brothers, Ringo and Maureen, P. J. Proby, Eric Burdon, George and Pattie, Paul, Jimmy Tarbuck, Micky Most, Billy J. Kramer, the Dakotas, Cilla Black.
Oct 25
Monday
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-1.00pm. Mono mixing: `Drive My Car’ (from take 4); `In My Life’ (from take 3); `If I Needed Someone’ (from take 1); `Day Tripper’ (remix 1, from take 3); `Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’ (from take 4); `Nowhere Man’ (from take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Oct 26
Tuesday
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-12.30pm. Stereo mixing: `Drive My Car’ (from take 4); `Day Tripper’ (from take 3); `In My Life’ (from take 3); `If I Needed Someone’ (from take 1); `Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’ (from take 4); `Nowhere Man’ (from take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender.
Oct 26
Tuesday
11.15am. The Beatles enter Buckingham Palace. Morning: the Beatles receive the MBE medals from Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham Palace. Press conference at the Saville Theatre. Brian and Dezo Hoffmann attend.
Oct 28
Thursday
Studio 2 (control room only). 5.00-5.30pm. Mono mixing: `We Can Work It Out’ (remix 1, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys. Playback for Granada Television’s `The Music Of Lennon And McCartney’.
Oct 28
Thursday
End of `Star Scene ’65’ tour, at the ABC Cinema, Wigan.
Oct 29
Friday
Studio 2. 2.00-4.00pm. Recording: `We Can Work It Out’ (overdub onto take 2). Studio 2 (control room only). 4.00-5.00pm. Mono mixing: `We Can Work It Out’ (remixes 2, 3, from take 2); `Day Tripper’ (remixes 2, 3, from take 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott. Remixes, one for the single, other for Granada Television.
Nov 01
Monday
Start of shootings of `The Music Of Lennon And McCartney’, at the Granada Television Studios, Manchester.
Nov 02
Tuesday
End of shootings of `The Music Of Lennon And McCartney’, at the Granada Television Studios, Manchester.
Nov 03
Wednesday
Studio 2. 2.30-7.00pm. Recording: `Michelle’ (take 1). Studio 2. 7.00-11.30pm. Recording: `Michelle’ (tape reduction take 1 into take 2, overdub onto take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Nov 04
Thursday
Studio 2. 11.00pm-3.30am. Recording: `What Goes On’ (take 1); `12-Bar Original’ (takes 1-2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott/Graham Platt. 1st attempt at recording an instrumental song for EMI.
Nov 05
Friday
Princess Margaret is quoted on the Jewish Chronicle: `I think the Beatles believe that MBE stands for Mister Brian Epstein’.
Nov 06
Saturday
Studio 2. 7.00pm-1.00am. Recording: `I’m Looking Through You’ [re-make] (takes 2-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Nov 08
Monday
Studio 2. 9.00pm-3.00am. Recording: `Beatle Speech’ (take 1); `Won’t Be There With You’ (working title of `Think For Yourself’) (take 1); `The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record’ (takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott. Rehearsals of `Think For Yourself’ recorded. 6 seconds of them will later appear on the `Yellow Submarine’ film. The definitive title of the song appears today, in the afternoon.
Nov 08
Monday
Brian announces he has booked Cilla Black into a 6-week cabaret season at the Savoy Hotel, London, for April 1966.
Nov 09
Tuesday
Abbey Road, Room 65. 2.30-5.30pm. Editing: `The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record’ (takes 1-3). Mono mixing: `Michelle’ (remix 1, from take 2); `What Goes On’ (from take 1); `Run For Your Life’ (from take 5); `Think For Yourself’ (from take 1); `The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record’ (from edit of takes 1-3). Stereo mixing: `Think For Yourself’ (from take 1); `Michelle’ (from take 2); `What Goes On’ (from take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys.
Nov 10
Wednesday
Abbey Road, Room 65. 2.30-5.30pm. Stereo mixing: `Run For Your Life’ (from take 5); `We Can Work It Out’ (from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys. Studio 2. 9.00pm-4.00am. Recording: `The Word’ (takes 1-3); `I’m Looking Through You’ [re-re-make] (take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Nov 11
Thursday
Abbey Road, Room 65. 4.00-5.30pm. Mono mixing: `The Word’ (from take 3). Stereo mixing: `The Word’ (remix 1, from take 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Mike Stone. Studio 2. 6.00pm-7.00am. Recording: `You Won’t See Mee’ (takes 1-2); `Girl’ (takes 1-2); `Wait’ (overdub onto take 4); `I’m Looking Through You’ (overdub onto take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Nov 11
Thursday
Nemperor Artists Limited, management company, is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors.
Nov 12
Friday
Italy LP release: `The Beatles In Italy’.
Nov 15
Monday
Studio 1 (control room only). 2.30-5.30pm. Mono mixing: `I’m Looking Through You’ (from take 4); `You Won’t See Me’ (from take 2); `Girl’ (from take 2); `Wait’ (remix 2, from take 4). Stereo mixing: `Wait’ (from take 4); `I’m Looking Through You’ (from take 4); `You Won’t See Me’ (from take 2); `Girl’ (from take 2); `The Word’ (remix 2, from take 3). Mono mixing: `Michelle’ (remix 2, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. End of sessions for `Rubber Soul’.
Nov 16
Tuesday
Martin works on the running order of `Rubber Soul’ songs. He phones to Abbey Road communicating his decision.
Nov 17
Wednesday
Harry Moss cuts the mono version of `Rubber Soul’.
Nov 19
Friday
Harry Moss cuts the mono version of `Rubber Soul’.
Nov 19
Friday
UK LP release: George Martin’s instrumental version of `Help!’.
Nov 22
Monday
NEMS Enterprises signs The Paramounts to a management contract. NEMS Enterprises signs The Scaffold to an agency contract.
Nov 23
Tuesday
Harry Moss cuts the stereo version of `Rubber Soul’.
Nov 23
Tuesday
Twickenham Film Studios, London. Shooting of clips for `I Feel Fine’, `Ticket To Ride’, `Help!’, `Day Tripper’, `We Can Work It Out’.
Nov 25
Thursday
The Harrods stores, in London, opens after hours to allow the Beatles to Christmas shop for 2 hours.
Nov 29
Monday
Studio 1, BBC Television Centre, London. John, Dudley Moore and Norman Rossington film for BBC-TV’s `Not Only… But Also’.
Nov 30
Tuesday
Abbey Road, Room 65. 4.45-5.00pm. Mono mixing: `12-Bar Original’ (from take 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender. For cutting acetates for the Beatles’ private collections. Last session of Norman Smith as Beatles’ balance engineer.
Dec 01
Wednesday
Visit at Neil and Mal’s flat (16 Montagu Mews West, Marylebone, London).
Dec 02
Thursday
Appearance on BBC-TV’s `Top Of The Pops’.
Dec 03
Friday
Start of UK tour, with the Moody Blues and The Kobbas & Beryl Mardsen. Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Glasgow.
Dec 03
Friday
UK LP release: `Rubber Soul’. UK single release: `We Can Work It out’/`Day Tripper’. First single officially released as double A side.
Dec 04
Saturday
Appearance on `Thank Your Lucky Stars’.
Dec 04
Saturday
Concert at the City Hall, Newcastle.
Dec 05
Sunday
Concert at the Empire, Liverpool.
Dec 06
Monday
UK EP release: `The Beatles’ Million Sellers’. US single release: `We Can Work It out’/ `Day Tripper’. US LP release: `Rubber Soul’.
Dec 06
Monday
Epstein presents the D’Oyly Carte Opera on Gilbert and Sullivan season, at the Saville Theatre.
Dec 07
Tuesday
Concert at the Ardwick Apollo, Manchester.
Dec 08
Wednesday
Concert at the City Hall, Sheffield.
Dec 08
Wednesday
`Day Tripper’/`We Can Work It Out’ number 1, 1st week, entering the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).
Dec 09
Thursday
Concert at the Odeon, Birmingham.
Dec 10
Friday
Evening: two performances at the Hammersmith Odeon.
Dec 11
Saturday
Concert at the Astoria, Finsbury Park, London. Two houses.
Dec 12
Sunday
Concert at the Capitol Cinema, Cardiff. End of British tour.
Dec 15
Wednesday
`Day Tripper’/`We Can Work It Out’ number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart). `Rubber Soul’ number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
Dec 15
Wednesday
TV appearance, on `Here Comes The Pops’.
Dec 16
Thursday
Granada TV broadcasts in London `The Music of Lennon And McCartney’.
Dec 17
Friday
Granada TV transmits `The Music Of Lennon And McCartney’ for all England.
Dec 17
Friday
Brian and Derek Taylor fly to New York to arrange a promotional visit for the Silkie. The Moody Blues fly too.
Dec 17
Friday
The 3rd `Christmas Record’ is sent to the members of the Fan Club.
Dec 18
Saturday
`We Can Work It Out’/`Day Tripper’ number 1. [Chart?]
Dec 19
Sunday
Shaftesbury Theatre, London. Special preview performance of the musical `Twang!’ Paul attends.
Dec 21
Tuesday
The Beatles wait a telegram from the US reporting the success of `Rubber Soul’. `We Can Work It Out’ enters the US ranking at number 36.
Dec 22
Wednesday
`Day Tripper’/`We Can Work It Out’ number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart). `Rubber Soul’ number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
Dec 24
Friday
US gold certification: `Rubber Soul’.
Dec 24
Friday
Various music and entertainment newspapers publish NEMS Enterprises Christmas greetings, citing the Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, the Fourmost, Sounds Incorporated, the Moody Blues, Tommy Quickly, the Remo Four, Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, the Silkie, the Rustiks, Paddy, Klaus & Gibson, Michael Haslam, the Paramounts and Brian Epstein.
Dec 25
Saturday
George asks Pattie to marry him, when they go by car to a celebration dinner in London.
Dec 25
Saturday
`Rubber Soul’ number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).
Dec 25
Saturday
Appearance on BBC-radio’s `Saturday Club’.
Dec 27
Monday
Cilla Black’s pantomime debut in `Little Red Riding Hood’, at the Wimbledon Theatre, London, for 6 weeks. Start of Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas in `Mother Goose’, at the Globe Cinema, Stockton, for 3 weeks. Start of Gerry and the Pacemakers in `Cinderella’, at the Gaumont Cinema, Southampton, for 3 weeks.
Dec 29
Wednesday
`Day Tripper’/`We Can Work It Out’ number 1, 4th week (UK New Musical Express chart). `Rubber Soul’ number 1, 4th week (UK New Musical Express chart).
Dec 30
Thursday
Planned start of the Silkie’s promotional visit to the USA. They are forced to cancel it owing to their failure to obtain their visas and work permits.
Dec 31
Friday
UK single release: `That’s My Life (My Love And My Home)’/`The Next Time You Feel Important’, for the Pye label, recorded by Alfred Lennon.
Dec 31
Friday
US gold certification: `Beatles ’65’.
Dec 31
Friday
The Beatles appear on the front page of `Big’, Italian magazine. Headline: `Beatles: Buon Natale da Londra’ (`Beatles: Merry Christmas from London’).
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