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Today in Beatles History: September 18

Posted by **Stephen** on Sep 18, 2017 at 6:55:50 PM:

1960 - The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1964 - The Beatles, on tour in the USA, perform at Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas.

1965 - "Help!" is the #1 single in the US for the 3rd week in a row.

1966 - John Lennon and Neil Aspinall travel to the main location for filming of "How I Won the War", in and around Carboneras, Spain. Lennon and Aspinall rent a house in Santa Isabel, near Almeria, for the duration of location shooting. It is here that Lennon composes "Strawberry Fields Forever".

1967 - Filming re-commences for "Magical Mystery Tour", at the Raymond Revuebar, Walker's Court, London (a striptease club). Shooting the sequence where The Beatles and the tour's other male passengers watch Jan Carson strip topless to the accompaniment of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, who play the song "Death Cab for Cutie". Knowing that the scene as it was filmed would certainly be censored by the BBC, The Beatles will edit the finished film so that the word "CENSORED" is plastered over Carson's bare breasts.

1967 - US release of Beach Boys LP "Smiley Smile", which contains the song "Vegetables". Paul McCartney provided munching sounds for the song. Released in the UK on November 20, 1967. [Note: one source credits McCartney as being producer of the song.]

1968 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Complete recording of "Birthday", from start to finish. After taping 20 takes of the backing track, The Beatles, along with Yoko Ono, Pattie Harrison, and Chris Thomas, leave the studio and go to Paul's house to watch the classic rock and roll film "The Girl Can't Help It" on BBC2. After that they go back into the studio and record the overdubs for "Birthday". Mal Evans gets into the act, adding handclaps, and Yoko and Pattie contribute backing vocals.

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