Today in Beatle History
Wed, October 1st, 2014
Sat, October 1st, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Thu, October 1st, 1964  US release of double LP "The Beatles Vs. The Four Seasons" (VeeJay). Another repackaging of "Introducing the Beatles" on one disc, Four Seasons songs on the other. 3 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #142.
Thu, October 1st, 1964  Release in Sweden of Beatles single "I Should Have Known Better/You Really Got a Hold On Me" (Odeon). Thirteen weeks in the Swedish charts; highest position #1.
Sun, October 1st, 1967  The Beatles return to West Malling Air Station in Maidstone to film miscellaneous shots for their film-in-progress, "Magical Mystery Tour".
Tue, October 1st, 1968  The Beatles in the recording studio (Trident Studios, London). George Martin, back from vacation, resumes his role as producer. The Beatles record basic tracks for "Honey Pie".
Wed, October 1st, 1969  US release of Beatles LP "Abbey Road" (Apple). Songs: "Come Together", "Something", "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", "Oh! Darling", "Octopus's Garden", "I Want You (She's So Heavy", "Here Comes the Sun", "Because", "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Sun King", "Mean Mr. Mustard", "Polythene Pam", "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window", "Golden Slumbers", "Carry That Weight", "The End", "Her Majesty". 87 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.
Sun, October 1st, 1989  US release of Beatles CD "Savage Young Beatles" (Romance Records). Contains eight previously released tracks from the 1961 Hamburg recordings, including the Beatles' instrumental "Cry For a Shadow" and Tony Sheridan's "Why", "If You Love Me Baby", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Ya Ya", "Ruby Baby", "Let's Dance", and ""What'd I Say".