Today in Beatle History
Fri, September 25th, 2020
Sun, September 25th, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Mon, September 25th, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club, Liverpool - a lunchtime show.
Tue, September 25th, 1962  The Beatles perform at Heswall Jazz Club, Barnston Women's Institute, Heswall, Wirral.
Mon, September 25th, 1967  Editing begins for "Magical Mystery Tour". The Beatles have reckoned on one week for film editing, but it will end up taking 11 weeks, largely due to The Beatles' differing preferences. Starting with roughly ten hours of film, the final movie will be 52 minutes long, causing a number of scenes to be dropped in their entirety, one of them being a bit with the rock group Traffic performing "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush". The location for editing is Norman's Film Productions, Old Compton St., London.
Mon, September 25th, 1967  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). The Beatles begin recording "The Fool on the Hill", which had only been recorded as a demo previously. Three takes are recorded of the basic rhythm track, with John and George playing harmonicas. Overdubs are then added: Paul plays a recorder, Ringo drums, and Paul adds his lead vocal. Take 4 of "The Fool On the Hill" (take 3 plus overdubs) is included on "The Beatles Anthology 2" (Disc two, Track 17).
Wed, September 25th, 1968  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Overdubs (including vocals) bring "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" to completion.
Thu, September 25th, 1969  The effective date of the acquisition of Northern Songs by ATV. The negotiated deal had been announced the preceding May 5. John and Paul lose control over their very substantial song catalog.
Fri, September 25th, 1981  UK release of Beatles double LP "The Beatles: Historic Sessions" (Audiofidelity). Yet another repackaging of tracks from the Star-Club tape of Dec. 31, 1962. On this double album, all 30 tracks from the tape are released in a single package for the first time.