Today in Beatle History
Mon, January 23rd, 2017
Wed, January 23rd, 1963  The Beatles perform a night show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool. They had traveled back to Liverpool from London in terrible conditions: the windshield of their van had shattered, and assistant road manager Mal Evans, the driver, had to drive back to Liverpool in bitterly cold weather, while The Beatles had to lay on top of one another in the back of the van to conserve warmth, and they arrive at the Cavern Club just in time for their performance. Road manager Neil Aspinall was sick and had not made the trip down to London.
Thu, January 23rd, 1964  The Beatles perform two shows at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France.
Thu, January 23rd, 1969  The Beatles (with Billy Preston) in the recording studio (Apple Studios, London): they record ten takes of "Get Back". The tape operator for this session is Alan Parsons.
Mon, January 23rd, 1989  UK re-release of Beatles singles on 3-inch CDs: "I Want to Hold Your Hand/This Boy", "Can't Buy Me Love/You Can't Do That" (Parlophone).