Today in Beatle History
Sun, May 1st, 2016
Mon, May 1st, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
Tue, May 1st, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
Fri, May 1st, 1964  The Beatles record their third "From Us To You" BBC radio special for broadcast on May 18. They tape eight songs, "I Saw Her Standing There", "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey", "I Forgot to Remember to Forget", "You Can't Do That", "Sure to Fall (In Love With You)", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Matchbox", and "Honey Don't" (with John taking the lead vocal, not Ringo). And the show started and ended with the previously-recorded "From Us to You" recorded on February 28. Recorded at BBC Paris Studios, London. "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" is included on the 1994 Beatles double-CD "Live at the BBC" (Disc two, Track 27).
Sun, May 1st, 1966  The Beatles perform live at the 1965-66 "New Musical Express" Annual Poll-Winners' All-Star Concert at the Empire Pool in Wembley. This is The Beatles' last live concert in Britain. They play "I Feel Fine", "Nowhere Man", "Day Tripper", "If I Needed Someone", and "I'm Down". The Beatles' performance is not filmed, due to disagreements between Brian Epstein and ABC Television. The Beatles are filmed receiving their poll awards, and John Lennon receives one individually.
Sun, May 1st, 1977  UK release of Beatles double LP "The Beatles Live! At the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany: 1962" (Lingasong). First release of the Star-Club tapes recorded on December 31, 1962. Songs: "I Saw Her Standing There", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Hippy Hippy Shake", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Lend Me Your Comb", "Your Feets Too Big", "Twist and Shout", "Mr. Moonlight", "A Taste of Honey", "Besame Mucho", "Reminiscing", "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey", "Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves on the Trees)", "To Know Her is to Love Her", "Little Queenie", "Falling in Love Again", "Ask Me Why", "Be-Bop-a-Lula", "Hallelujah I Love Her So", "Red Sails in the Sunset", "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby", "Matchbox", "I'm Talking About You", "Shimmy Shake", "Long Tall Sally", and "I Remember You". Omits the following songs from the original tape: "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry Over You", "Where Have You Been All My Life", "Till There Was You", and "Sheila". The US version of the album included those four songs but omitted "I Saw Her Standing There", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Twist and Shout", and "Reminiscing".