Today in Beatle History
Sat, September 20th, 2014
Tue, September 20th, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Wed, September 20th, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club - a night show.
Thu, September 20th, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime.
Sun, September 20th, 1964  The Beatles finish up their tour of the USA with a charity performance at the Paramount Theater in New York City, New York. The concert is in aid of the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City and the Retarded Infants Services. Attendance is 3,682, with ticket prices going as high as $100 each, a remarkable amount in 1964. The Beatles are disgusted at having to use one of the worst amplification systems they'd ever had to use, and tempers flare in the audience between screaming teenagers and well-dressed socialites. The Beatles and other artists performed for no fee. That night on US television, The Beatles' second live appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", broadcast on February 16, is re-broadcast on Sullivan's show.
Fri, September 20th, 1968  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). "Piggies" is completed with the overdubbing of George's lead vocal and a tape loop of pigs grunting and snorting--created by John Lennon from the Abbey Road tape library: 'Volume 35: Animals and Bees" (John adds a few grunts and snorts of his own, too).
Mon, September 20th, 1976  The ex-Beatles are asked in the press to perform a reunion concert for charity, the would-be promoters claiming that $230 million could be raised.
Mon, September 20th, 1993  UK re-release of Beatles compilation double album "The Beatles 1962-1966" [the "Red" album] on double CD, digitally remastered (Parlophone).
Mon, September 20th, 1993  UK re-release of Beatles compilation double album "The Beatles 1967-1970" [the "Blue" album] on double CD, digitally remastered (Parlophone).