Today in Beatle History
Mon, October 20th, 2014
Thu, October 20th, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Fri, October 20th, 1961  The Beatles perform a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool. That night they appear at Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.
Sat, October 20th, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Majestic Ballroom, Witham, Hull, Yorkshire.
Sun, October 20th, 1963  The Beatles tape an appearance for the ABC Television program "Thank Your Lucky Stars". They perform lip-sync to their songs "All My Loving", "Money", and "She Loves You". Since "With the Beatles" would not be released until almost four weeks after this show's broadcast (on October 26), the first two songs had not been previously heard by fans. Recorded at Alpha Television Studios, Birmingham.
Tue, October 20th, 1964  The Beatles, on a tour of Britain, perform two shows at Caird Hall in Dundee.
Wed, October 20th, 1965  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording a second song for their next single, "We Can Work It Out". Getting the basic track down in just two takes, the rest of the session is spent recording overdubs, including the distinctive harmonium part played by John Lennon. A few more overdubs will be added on Oct. 29, but the song is essentially finished by the end of this session.
Fri, October 20th, 1967  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). Recording three flute parts for "The Fool on the Hill". Then two viola players record the string arrangement for "Hello Goodbye".
Tue, October 20th, 1987  The Beatles film "Yellow Submarine" is released on videocassette in the US. The "Hey Bulldog" segment is omitted.
Tue, October 20th, 1992  US re-release of Beatles single on 5-inch CD, "Love Me Do (both versions)/P.S. I Love You" (Capitol/Parlophone). 30th anniversary release.