Today in Beatle History
Fri, October 9th, 2015
Wed, October 9th, 1940  John Winston Lennon was born to Julia and Fred Lennon at Oxford Maternity Hospital in Liverpool
Sun, October 9th, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Tue, October 9th, 1962  In London after the previous day's radio program taping, The Beatles have no performance bookings, so they spend the day (John Lennon's birthday) dropping in on music journalists and the weekly pop newspapers to promote "Love Me Do".
Wed, October 9th, 1963  The Beatles tape an appearance on the BBC radio comedy program, "The Ken Dodd Show". They record "She Loves You" in front of a studio audience. Broadcast on November 3, 1963, and re-broadcast on November 6, 1963, and on February 1, 1964.
Fri, October 9th, 1964  The Beatles perform at the Gaumont Cinema in Bradford. They begin a much-anticipated British tour, the only Beatles tour of their homeland in 1964. On this tour, The Beatles earn 850 pounds for each night, playing two performances per night. Their song list for the tour is "Twist and Shout", "Money", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Things We Said Today", "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You", "I Should Have Known Better", "If I Fell", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "A Hard Day's Night", and "Long Tall Sally". Supporting acts are the Rustiks, Michael Haslam, Bob Bain, Sounds Incorporated, Mary Wells, The Remo Four, and Tommy Quickly.
Sat, October 9th, 1965  "Yesterday" becomes the #1 single in the US (Billboard).
Wed, October 9th, 1968  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Two and One, EMI Studios, London). Stereo and mono mixing for "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill", followed by a Paul McCartney backing vocal and Chris Thomas piano overdub for "Long Long Long" (which is now completed). Paul ducks into Studio One with engineer Ken Townshend to record "Why Don't We Do It In the Road?" He records five takes of a basic track with acoustic guitar and vocal, then overdubs a piano part onto take 5. Ringo's drum track, recorded the following night, will be the only contribution made to the song by another Beatle. Take 4 of "Why Don't We Do It In the Road?" was released on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 26).