Today in Beatle History
Fri, May 6th, 2016
Sat, May 6th, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
Sun, May 6th, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
Fri, May 6th, 1966  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording vocal overdubs for "I'm Only Sleeping", then a reduction mix-down to create vacant tracks for more overdubs.
Tue, May 6th, 1969  The Beatles in the recording studio (Olympic Sound Studios, London). The first recordings for the loose "medley" of songs that comprise side 2 of the album "Abbey Road". The Beatles record 36 takes of "You Never Give Me Your Money", a song inspired by The Beatles'/Apple's financial difficulties. After the basic track is perfected, overdubs are recorded.
Fri, May 6th, 1977  Release of Beatles LP "The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl" in the US (Capitol) and the UK (Parlophone). Songs: "Twist and Shout", "She's A Woman", "Dizzy Miss Lizzie", "Ticket to Ride", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Things We Said Today"(*), "Roll Over Beethoven"(*), "Boys"(*), "A Hard Day's Night", "Help!", "All My Loving"(*), "She Loves You"(*), and "Long Tall Sally"(*). Recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl Aug. 23, 1964 (*) and Aug. 30, 1965. Highest chart position in the US is #2; highest chart position in the UK is #1. [Note: the song "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" is spelled "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" on some copies of this album.]