Today in Beatle History
Wed, July 23rd, 2014
Sat, July 23rd, 1960  The Silver Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stu Sutcliffe, and Norman Chapman) perform at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallasey. Chapman's last appearance as drummer for The Silver Beatles was either this performance or the following week's.
Sun, July 23rd, 1961  The Beatles perform at Blair Hall, Walton, Liverpool.
Mon, July 23rd, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Kingsway Club, Southport.
Tue, July 23rd, 1963  The Beatles perform at the Odeon Cinema in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
Thu, July 23rd, 1964  The Beatles perform at a special midnight show, "The Night of a Hundred Stars", at the London Palladium. The show is in aid of the Combined Theatrical Charities Appeal Council. Many well-known stars participate, such as Sir Laurence Olivier and Judy Garland. In part one of the show, The Beatles act out a "flying ballet" sketch, which involves them being raised up high above the stage on wires. In part two of the show, they perform a brief musical set.
Fri, July 23rd, 1965  UK release of Beatles single "Help!/I'm Down" (Parlophone). 10 weeks on the charts; highest position #1.
Fri, July 23rd, 1965  Release in Sweden of Beatles single "Help!/I'm Down" (Parlophone). Twelve weeks in the Swedish charts; highest position #2.
Tue, July 23rd, 1968  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Completion of "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey". The song had been considered finished, but John re-records his lead vocal, then backing vocals and handclaps are overdubbed.
Wed, July 23rd, 1969  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording overdubs for "Come Together". Paul records another lead vocal for "Oh! Darling". Recording "The End" (seven takes), which includes Ringo's only drum solo on a Beatles recording.
Tue, July 23rd, 1985  UK re-release of Beatles single "Help!/I'm Down" (Parlophone). 20th anniversary reissue. Issued as a regular single and also as a picture disc.
Wed, July 23rd, 1986  US re-release of Beatles' single "Twist and Shout/There's a Place" (Capitol). Single originally issued on the Tollie label in 1964.