Today in Beatle History
Sat, April 25th, 2015
Tue, April 25th, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
Wed, April 25th, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
Thu, April 25th, 1963  The Beatles perform at the Fairfield Hall Ballroom, Croydon, Surrey. This is yet another "Mersey Beat Showcase", and it had been arranged prior to The Beatles' having their first #1 single and before Gerry & the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, and The Big Three had become known outside of Liverpool. The promoter, fearing that ticket sales would be light, hired John Leyton to top the bill. When Leyton became too ill to appear, notices were posted outside the ballroom's main entrance. These notices evoked cheering among the waiting fans, none of whom had come to see Leyton.
Sat, April 25th, 1964  "Can't Buy Me Love" is the #1 single in the US for the 4th week in a row.
Sat, April 25th, 1964  The Beatles rehearse for their television special "Around the Beatles".
Tue, April 25th, 1967  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). Just days after the completion of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", The Beatles embark upon their next project--a film to be called "Magical Mystery Tour". Recording of the title track is begun with the taping of three takes of the basic rhythm track and the assembling of coach and traffic noises into a tape loop (courtesy of Abbey Road's tape library: 'Volume 36: Traffic Noise Stereo").