Today in Beatle History
Wed, November 26th, 2014
Sat, November 26th, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Sun, November 26th, 1961  The Beatles perform at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool.
Mon, November 26th, 1962  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London), recording their second single. They record "Please Please Me" in 18 takes, and it is selected for the A-side of The Beatles' new single. Then they record 6 takes of "Ask Me Why" for the flip side (they had recorded this song previously, but none of those takes had been judged to be good enough for release). The Beatles also play a third Lennon-McCartney number, "Tip of My Tongue", for producer George Martin. Martin doesn't care for the arrangement, and the song will never be recorded by The Beatles. However, "Tip of My Tongue" will be recorded in July 1963 by Tommy Quickly, another artist managed by Brian Epstein. The Beatles' second single, "Please Please Me/Ask Me Why" will be issued by EMI (on the Parlophone label) on January 11, 1963. George Martin confidently and accurately predicts that the single will hit #1.
Tue, November 26th, 1963  The Beatles, on a tour of Britain, perform two shows at the Regal Cinema in Cambridge. Before the show, they give a live television interview from their dressing-room (for the BBC-TV news magazine "East at Six Ten").
Sun, November 26th, 1967  Version one of The Beatles' promotional film clip for "Hello Goodbye" is broadcast on US television, on "The Ed Sullivan Show".
Mon, November 26th, 1984  UK re-release of Beatles single "I Feel Fine/She's a Woman" (Parlophone). 20th anniversary reissue. Issued as a regular single and also as a picture disc.
Sun, November 26th, 2000  The Beatles' compilation album "1" is #1 in the UK for the 2nd week in a row.
Sun, November 26th, 2000  The Beatles' compilation album "1" is #1 in Austria and Finland. The album is also #1 in France (listed on compilation chart only).