Today in Beatle History
Wed, October 22nd, 2014
Sat, October 22nd, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Sun, October 22nd, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool.
Mon, October 22nd, 1962  The Beatles perform at Queen's Hall, Widnes. Also appearing is Lee Curtis and the All-Stars, whose drummer is Pete Best.
Thu, October 22nd, 1964  The Beatles, on a tour of Britain, perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Leeds.
Fri, October 22nd, 1965  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). George Martin overdubs the piano solo that links the two halves of "In My Life". To get the desired effect, he records the part at half-speed and plays it back at double-speed. The Beatles start over again recording "Nowhere Man", getting the basic track down in three takes and adding overdubs until the song is completed.
Wed, October 22nd, 1969  Release in Sweden of Beatles LP "Something New" (Parlophone).
Tue, October 22nd, 1996  Beatles publicist Geoff Baker announces that "The Beatles are now bigger than The Beatles". His statement is based upon the fact that the year 1996 is expected to be the biggest year for album sales ever for The Beatles. Thus far in 1996, The Beatles have sold 6,000,000 albums from their back catalog and a combined total of 13,000,000 copies of "The Beatles Anthology 1" and "The Beatles Anthology 2". With the release of "The Beatles Anthology 3" only a week away, it is anticipated that total Beatles album sales for 1996 will exceed 20 million. Somewhat surprisingly, studies show that 41 percent of those sales are to teenagers who were not even born yet when The Beatles officially called it quits in 1970.