Today in Beatle History
Tue, October 6th, 2015
Thu, October 6th, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Sat, October 6th, 1962  The Beatles appear at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Birkenhead. This is for a dance promoted by the local Horticultural Society. Earlier in the day, The Beatles made a personal appearance at Dawson's Music Shop in Widnes, signing copies of their just-released single, "Love Me Do".
Sun, October 6th, 1963  The Beatles, on the second stop of their mini-tour of Scotland, perform two shows at the Carlton Theatre, Sinclairtown, Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire.
Tue, October 6th, 1964  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording songs for their fourth album ("Beatles For Sale"). They tape 13 takes of "Eight Days a Week", experimenting with a number of ways to fade in the song's beginning. John Lennon also works on the guitar riff for his song "I Feel Fine" (no recording of the song yet, though). "The Beatles Anthology 1" includes a sequence of the various intros tried out for "Eight Days a Week", as well as the complete Take 5 of the same song (Disc 2, Tracks 24-25).
Fri, October 6th, 1967  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). "Blue Jay Way" is completed with the recording of additional overdubs (including cello and tambourine).
Sun, October 6th, 1968  A promotional video of The Beatles performing "Hey Jude" is broadcast on US television, on the CBS-TV program "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour".
Mon, October 6th, 1969  US release of Beatles single "Something/Come Together" (Apple). 16 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.