Today in Beatle History
Thu, March 5th, 2015
Sun, March 5th, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool.
Mon, March 5th, 1962  The Beatles perform a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club. That night, they perform at the Kingsway Club in Southport.
Tue, March 5th, 1963  The Beatles in the recording studio: Studio Two, EMI Studios, London. Only five days after John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the song "From Me to You", The Beatles are recording it for their third single. Originally slotted for the B-side of the record, it is switched to the A-side during the recording session, with "Thank You Girl" demoted to the flip side. They record 13 takes of "From Me to You" and 13 takes of "Thank You Girl" (at that time titled "Thank You Little Girl"). The Beatles also want to record "The One After 909" and "What Goes On", but only have time to record a few takes of "909". Five takes are recorded, but none turns out quite right, so the song is shelved and the tracks remained unissued until "Anthology I" (the song was re-recorded in 1969 during the rooftop concert on January 30, that version appearing on the "Let It Be" album and in the movie). The "From Me to You/Thank You Girl" single was issued by EMI, on the Parlophone label, on April 11, 1963. "The Beatles Anthology 1" includes a sequence of incomplete takes of "One After 909" and a complete version of the song pieced together from the partial takes (Disc 1, Tracks 25-26).
Tue, March 5th, 1963  Release in Sweden of Beatles single "Please Please Me/Love Me Do" (Odeon). Three weeks in the Swedish charts; highest position #7.
Thu, March 5th, 1964  Filming for "A Hard Day's Night" continues. More filming aboard a train, this time headed to Taunton and back.
Fri, March 5th, 1965  The Beatles filming their second movie, "HELP!", in the Bahamas. Day's shots include John, Paul and George running around the island shouting "RINGO!"
Thu, March 5th, 1970  A promotional film for "Let It Be" is broadcast on UK television, on the program "Top of the Pops".
Thu, March 5th, 1970  Release in Sweden of Beatles single "Let It Be/You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" (Apple). Three weeks in the Swedish charts; highest position #6.
Mon, March 5th, 1990  UK re-release of Beatles single "Let It Be/You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" (Parlophone). 20th anniversary release. Released as a regular single and also as a picture disc.