Today in Beatle History
Tue, September 16th, 2014
Fri, September 16th, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Sat, September 16th, 1961  The Beatles perform at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool.
Sun, September 16th, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at night.
Mon, September 16th, 1963  US release of Beatles single "She Loves You/I'll Get You" (Swan). 15 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.
Mon, September 16th, 1963  The Beatles take a holiday. John and Cynthia Lennon travel to Paris, to be joined later by Brian Epstein. George Harrison and his brother Peter go to the US to visit their sister Louise, who had been living in Benton, Illinois, since 1954. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr go to Greece.
Wed, September 16th, 1964  The Beatles perform before a capacity crowd of 12,000 at City Park Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Sat, September 16th, 1967  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). Recording a re-make of "Your Mother Should Know", giving the song a stronger beat. Eleven takes are recorded, but this version of the song will be discarded in favor of the original recording. Take 27, recorded this day, is included on "The Beatles Anthology 2" (Disc two, Track 16).
Mon, September 16th, 1968  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). George Harrison was absent from this recording session. Paul, John, and Ringo record "I Will" (67 takes). Paul sings and plays acoustic guitar, Ringo plays maracas and cymbals, and John taps out a beat with wood on metal. Between takes, Paul sings several ad-lib bits, one of them the "Can you take me back where I came from, can you take me back?" piece that is inserted after "Cry Baby Cry" and before "Revolution 9" on "The Beatles". Two recorder bits are overdubbed onto "Glass Onion". During the recording of "I Will", Paul, joined by John and Ringo, performs a jam version of his song "Step Inside Love", which evolves into the impromptu "Los Paranoias". "Step Inside Love/Los Paranoias" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 23). Also included on "Anthology 3" is Take 1 of "I Will" (Disc one, Track 25).