Today in Beatle History
Sat, April 19th, 2014
Wed, April 19th, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
Thu, April 19th, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
Fri, April 19th, 1963  The Beatles perform at King's Hall in Stoke-on-Trent, for a Brian Epstein "Mersey Beat Showcase".
Sun, April 19th, 1964  The Beatles record a set of songs for their appearance on the Associated-Rediffusion television special "Around the Beatles". They will lip-sync to this pre-recorded set when the special is actually recorded on April 28. The Beatles tape "Twist and Shout", "Roll Over Beethoven", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "Long Tall Sally", "Can't Buy Me Love", a medley of their hits "Love Me Do/Please Please Me/From Me to You/She Loves You/I Want to Hold Your Hand", and an Isley Brothers song, "Shout". "The Beatles Anthology 1" reports that The Beatles also recorded the song "Boys" for the program, but it was not included on the TV special. "Anthology 1" includes the following tracks recorded for this program: "I Wanna Be Your Man", "Long Tall Sally", "Boys", and "Shout" (Disc 2, Tracks 13-16).
Mon, April 19th, 1965  US release of Beatles single "Ticket to Ride/Yes It Is" (Capitol). The single's label states that the song is from the upcoming movie "Eight Arms to Hold You" (the original name for the movie "Help!"). 11 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.
Mon, April 19th, 1965  The Beatles are awarded two Grammy Awards for the year 1964: Best Vocal Performance by a Group ("A Hard Day's Night") and Best New Artist. A film clip of actor Peter Sellers presenting the Grammys to The Beatles is filmed on April 28 and is broadcast for US television on May 18, as part of the program "The Best on Record". In the film clip, after receiving the award from Sellers, John Lennon begins speaking nonsense French, and the other Beatles and Sellers join in until the false French evolves into "It's A Long Way to Tipperary".
Tue, April 19th, 1966  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). "Doctor Robert" is completed with vocal overdubs and the production of rough mono mixes.
Wed, April 19th, 1967  The Beatles sign a new partnership agreement, creating The Beatles & Company, with a lifetime of 10 years, legally binding The Beatles together as a legal entity for that period of time.
Thu, April 19th, 1973  UK release of Beatles compilation double LP "The Beatles 1962-1966" (Apple). Songs: "Love Me Do", "Please Please Me", "From Me to You", "She Loves You", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "All My Loving", "Can't Buy Me Love", "A Hard Day's Night", "And I Love Her", "Eight Days a Week", "I Feel Fine", "Ticket to Ride", "Yesterday", "Help!", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "We Can Work It Out", "Day Tripper", "Drive My Car", "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)", "Nowhere Man", "Michelle", "In My Life", "Girl", "Paperback Writer", "Eleanor Rigby", and "Yellow Submarine". Highest chart position: #3.
Thu, April 19th, 1973  UK release of Beatles compilation double LP "The Beatles 1967-1970" (Apple). Songs: "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Penny Lane", "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "A Day in the Life", "All You Need is Love", "I Am the Walrus", "Hello Goodbye", "The Fool on the Hill", "Magical Mystery Tour", "Lady Madonna", "Hey Jude", "Revolution", "Back in the USSR", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da", "Get Back", "Don't Let Me Down", "The Ballad of John and Yoko", "Old Brown Shoe", "Here Comes the Sun", "Come Together", "Something", "Octopus's Garden", "Let It Be", "Across the Universe", and "The Long and Winding Road". Highest chart position: #2.