Today in Beatle History
Sun, March 1st, 2015
Wed, March 1st, 1961  The Beatles perform at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool.
Thu, March 1st, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime. That night they give a performance at the Storyville Jazz Club on Temple Street in Liverpool.
Fri, March 1st, 1963  The Beatles, on the Helen Shapiro tour, perform at the Odeon Cinema, Southport, Lancashire.
Sun, March 1st, 1964  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). They record three songs in three hours. "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You", a song John Lennon had written for George Harrison to sing, is completed in four takes. "Long Tall Sally" is recorded in a single, terrific take, and "I Call Your Name" is completed in seven takes. [Note: "Long Tall Sally" and "I Call Your Name" were released in the US on the LP "The Beatles' Second Album"; in the UK they were released on the "Long Tall Sally" EP. "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You" was included on the "A Hard Day's Night" LP in both countries, although the US and UK albums were quite different.]
Mon, March 1st, 1965  Beatles filming their second movie, "HELP!", in the Bahamas: filming at "Cafe' Martinique" restaurant and Ringo on a schooner with Victor Spinetti (Prof. Foot), Roy Kinnear (Algernon), and Eleanor Bron (Ahme).
Tue, March 1st, 1966  A documentary film of The Beatles' Shea Stadium concert of August 15, 1965, is broadcast in the UK by the BBC.
Wed, March 1st, 1967  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). A new piano track is taped for the already-mastered "A Day in the Life", but this new overdub is later discarded. Recording then begins for "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". Seven takes are recorded.
Sun, March 1st, 1970  A promotional film of The Beatles singing "Two of Us" and "Let It Be" is shown on US television, on "The Ed Sullivan Show".