Today in Beatle History
Sat, June 25th, 2016
Sat, June 25th, 1960  The Silver Beetles perform at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallasey.
Sun, June 25th, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
Mon, June 25th, 1962  The Beatles perform a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club. That night they appear at the Plaza Ballroom, St. Helens, Lancashire, receiving a fee of 25 pounds. Brian Epstein, wanting The Beatles to put on a good show, tells them that the promotion company controls 16 venues, even though he is aware that 13 of them are exclusively operated for bingo.
Tue, June 25th, 1963  The Beatles perform at the Astoria Ballroom, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.
Thu, June 25th, 1964  The Beatles perform two shows at Town Hall in Auckland, New Zealand.
Fri, June 25th, 1965  The Beatles, touring in Italy, perform two shows at the Palazzo dello Sport, Genoa, Italy.
Sat, June 25th, 1966  "Paperback Writer" becomes the #1 single in the US (Billboard).
Sat, June 25th, 1966  The Beatles, on a short international tour, travel by rail from Munich to Essen. They perform two shows at the Grugahalle, Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, West Germany.
Sun, June 25th, 1967  In Studio One, EMI Studios, the Beatles perform "All You Need Is Love" for the 'Our World' worldwide television broadcast, the live performance seen via satellite by 400 million people on five continents. The Beatles sing and play along to a pre-recorded rhythm track to minimize potential foul-ups. But the vocals, bass, lead guitar, drums, and orchestra are performed 'live'. The 13-piece orchestra is conducted by former Manfred Mann member Mike Vickers. Guests in attendance include Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richard, Keith Moon, Eric Clapton, Jane Asher, Pattie Harrison, Mike McCartney, Graham Nash, and Beatles biographer Hunter Davies. A wonderful time is had by all. The Beatles are appearing as representatives of the United Kingdom; other countries providing broadcast segments are Denmark, Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, USA, and West Germany. Several communist countries had agreed to participate but then pulled out a few days before the broadcast. Countries carrying the broadcast without providing segments for the program are Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia. In the United States, the program is carried on the NET (National Educational Television) network to its 113 affiliate stations. A print of the historic 'Our World' broadcast will later be deposited with the United Nations for posterity, where it remains today.
Sun, June 25th, 1967  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio One, EMI Studios, London). The Beatles record "All You Need Is Love" during a live worldwide television broadcast (see separate entry). They overdub their live performance, which is augmented by a 13-piece orchestra, onto a pre-recorded rhythm track that they use as a guide. After the broadcast is completed, John Lennon re-records a portion of his lead vocal track.
Tue, June 25th, 1968  John Lennon, in Studio Two of EMI Studios, London, does the final mix on "Revolution 9", trimming nearly a minute from the master tape in the process. In Studio Three, George Harrison is producing and playing guitar on Jackie Lomax's recording of Harrison's song "Sour Milk Sea". Paul McCartney is en route back to England from the USA.
Fri, June 25th, 1976  UK release of Beatles single "Back in the USSR/Twist and Shout" (Parlophone). 2 weeks on the charts; highest position #19.
Sat, June 25th, 1977  The Beatles' LP "The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl" is #1 in the UK charts.
Fri, June 25th, 1982  UK release of Beatles interview LP "The Beatle Interviews" (Everest). Interviews from 1964 and 1966.