Today in Beatle History
Tue, November 24th, 2020
Mon, November 24th, 1941  Randolph Peter Best (Pete Best) is born in Madras, India.
Thu, November 24th, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Fri, November 24th, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool. Then they go to New Brighton to perform at the Tower Ballroom in promoter Sam Leach's "Operation Big Beat II". Popular American singer Davy Jones (a black singer, not the Monkee) joins The Beatles on stage for two numbers.
Sat, November 24th, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Royal Lido Ballroom, Prestatyn, Flintshire, their second appearance in Wales.
Sun, November 24th, 1963  The Beatles, on a tour of Britain, perform two shows at the ABC Cinema in Hull, Yorkshire.
Thu, November 24th, 1966  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). The Beatles get together for the first time since their return from the summer tour of the United States, ready to record a new album. The first song selected for recording is John's "Strawberry Fields Forever", which will end up, not on the album, but on The Beatles' next single. This day's session is devoted entirely to "Strawberry Fields Forever", a song which evokes memories from John's childhood, mixed with the mind-expanding elements of LSD. One of the most complex of all Beatles' songs, it will undergo numerous changes in the studio from this first day's recording, which ends with a completed track that is only 2 mins 34 secs long. Take 1 of "Strawberry Fields Forever" was released on "The Beatles Anthology 2" (Disc two, Track 2).
Fri, November 24th, 1967  UK release of Beatles single "Hello Goodbye/I Am the Walrus" (Parlophone). 10 weeks on the charts; highest position #1.