Today in Beatle History
Fri, July 3rd, 2020
Tue, July 3rd, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club - a lunchtime show.
Wed, July 3rd, 1963  The Beatles record a performance for the BBC radio program "The Beat Show", at Manchester's Playhouse Theatre. They perform before a live audience during the taping, playing the songs "From Me To You", "A Taste of Honey", and "Twist and Shout". Broadcast on July 4. Fearing that The Beatles could suffer from over-exposure, Brian Epstein has begun turning down radio appearances, rejecting 6 such appearances for June-August.
Sat, July 3rd, 1965  On a tour in Europe, The Beatles fly from Madrid to Barcelona. That night they perform a concert in another bullring, the Plaza de Toros Monumental in Barcelona, Spain. This is the final performance of their two-week tour.
Sun, July 3rd, 1966  The Beatles' fly from Tokyo to Manila, Philippines.
Mon, July 3rd, 1967  The Beatles' LP "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" reaches #1 in the US charts. It will sit at #1 for 19 weeks and appear in the US charts for 113 weeks.
Mon, July 3rd, 1967  John and Cynthia Lennon, George and Patti Harrison, and Paul McCartney with Jane Asher attend a private party held at the Speakeasy Club in London for the American group the Monkees. Ringo was unable to attend, as was Monkee Davy Jones. The party was hosted by Vic Lewis, agent for Brian Epstein's NEMS Enterprises, who had contracted for the Monkees to perform at the Empire Pool, Wembley, from June 30 - July 3. Also attending the party were Dusty Springfield, Klaus Voorman, Manfred Mann, the Who, Procol Harum, Lulu, Eric Clapton, the Fool, and guests of honor Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Micky Dolenz. Vic Lewis would go on to become managing director of NEMS Enterprises after Brian Epstein's death.
Wed, July 3rd, 1968  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da". Paul and Ringo tape seven rhythm track tapes, then overdubs are added onto takes four and seven.
Thu, July 3rd, 1969  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording overdubs for "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight". Paul, George, and Ringo are in the studio, but John is still in the hospital in Scotland, recovering from injuries sustained in an auto accident.