Today in Beatle History
Sat, December 3rd, 2016
Sun, December 3rd, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool.
Sun, December 3rd, 1961  The Beatles' first formal meeting with Brian Epstein, where he proposes to them that he become their manager. The Beatles are interested, but they are not ready to make a commitment, so a second meeting is arranged for December 6.
Mon, December 3rd, 1962  The Beatles appear in a live television broadcast from TWW Television Centre, Bristol, Somerset, on the program "Discs a Gogo", which is broadcast to that and nearby regions. The Beatles perform live, but lip-sync (or "mime," as the British say) to "Love Me Do".
Tue, December 3rd, 1963  The Beatles, on a tour of Britain, perform two shows at the Guildhall in Portsmouth. This performance had been postponed on November 12 and rescheduled for this date.
Fri, December 3rd, 1965  UK release of Beatles single "Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out" (Parlophone). Released same day as the "Rubber Soul" LP. 10 weeks on the charts; highest position #1.
Fri, December 3rd, 1965  UK release of Beatles LP "Rubber Soul" (Parlophone). The Beatles' sixth album. Songs: "Drive My Car", "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)", "You Won't See Me", "Nowhere Man", "Think For Yourself", "The Word", "Michelle", "What Goes On?", "Girl", "I'm Looking Through You", "In My Life", "Wait", "If I Needed Someone", and "Run For Your Life". Highest chart position: #1.
Fri, December 3rd, 1965  The Beatles open a ten-day tour of Britain (their last) with two performances at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow. Their song list for the tour is "I Feel Fine", "She's a Woman", "If I Needed Someone", "Act Naturally", "Nowhere Man", "Baby's in Black", "Help!", "We Can Work It Out", "Yesterday" (Paul singing and playing electric organ), "Day Tripper", and "I'm Down" (Allen Wiener reports that the song list began with "Dizzy Miss Lizzie", included "Ticket to Ride", and did not include "Yesterday").From their dressing room in Glasgow, The Beatles tape a welcome message for a new pirate radio station, Radio Scotland. On the bill with The Beatles is the Moody Blues, whose guitarist Denny Laine will become a member of Paul McCartney's group Wings. The Beatles earn one thousand pounds per night on the tour, the most they'd ever been paid in their homeland, but far less than they earned in the US and elsewhere. [Note: the song "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" is often spelled "Dizzy Miss Lizzy".]
Sun, December 3rd, 2000  The Beatles' compilation album "1" is #1 in the UK for the 3rd week in a row.
Sun, December 3rd, 2000  The Beatles' compilation album "1" is #1 in Austria and Finland.