Today in Beatle History
Thu, March 23rd, 2017
Fri, March 23rd, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club twice -- at lunchtime and again at night.
Sat, March 23rd, 1963  The Beatles, touring with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, perform at City Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland.
Mon, March 23rd, 1964  US release of EP "The Beatles - Souvenir of Their Visit to America" (VeeJay). Includes the previously-released songs "Misery", "A Taste of Honey", "Ask Me Why", and "Anna". VeeJay, having lost its rights to new Beatles material to Capitol, will issue several re-packagings of the album's worth of songs they still have control over. Eventually, though, they lose rights to those songs as well.
Mon, March 23rd, 1964  Filming resumes for "A Hard Day's Night" at the Scala Theatre in central London. The Beatles exit a car outside and enter under a canvas. Wilfrid Brambell, having escaped from the police, stands outside trying to weasel his way inside. John, Paul, and George then run out to go get Ringo.
Mon, March 23rd, 1964  The Beatles attend an awards event at the Empire Ballroom, Leicester Square, London to receive two Carl-Alan Awards from Prince Philip for "Best Beat Group" and "Best Single" for the year 1963.
Thu, March 23rd, 1967  At a ceremony held at the Playhouse Theatre in London, The Beatles are awarded three Ivor Novello awards for 1966 (Best-selling British single "Yellow Submarine", most-performed song "Michelle", and next-most-performed song "Yesterday"). None of the Beatles attend, although John and Paul provided pre-taped acceptance speeches. The winning songs are played by Joe Loss and his Orchestra, and the lead vocal for "Michelle" is sung by Ross MacManus, whose son will go on to become a professional musician using the name Elvis Costello.
Thu, March 23rd, 1967  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Completion of "Getting Better". The vocals and bongos are successfully overdubbed.
Mon, March 23rd, 1970  In Room Four of EMI Studios in London (at the same time that Paul McCartney is making tape copies in Studio 3), Phil Spector begins 're-producing' the "Get Back" tapes into the "Let It Be" album. On this day he works on "I've Got a Feeling", "Dig a Pony", "One After 909", "I Me Mine", and "Across the Universe".