Today in Beatle History
Thu, September 29th, 2016
Thu, September 29th, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Fri, September 29th, 1961  The Beatles perform a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, and a night show at Village Hall, Knotty Ash, Liverpool. This will be their last performance for two weeks, with John Lennon and Paul McCartney about to take a trip to Paris.
Sat, September 29th, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Oasis Club, Manchester.
Tue, September 29th, 1964  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording songs for their fourth album, "Beatles For Sale". They tape four takes of "Every Little Thing" (George arrived late and did not play on these takes), 19 takes of "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party", and seven takes of "What You're Doing".
Fri, September 29th, 1967  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). A particularly inventive mixing session, with John Lennon actively involved, preparing 17 mono mixes of "I Am the Walrus" before the master tape is finished, it being a compilation of two separate mixes. One of those mixes features the sound of a radio being tuned through numerous stations, coming to rest on a BBC production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear". After the completion of "I Am the Walrus", John (playing organ) and Paul (playing bass), complete "Your Mother Should Know", returning to the original recording from August 22-23 after rejecting the Sept. 16 re-make.