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Today in Beatles History: September 25

Posted by **Stephen** on Sep 25, 2017 at 12:15:08 AM:

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

1961 - The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club, Liverpool - a lunchtime show.

1962 - The Beatles perform at Heswall Jazz Club, Barnston Women’s Institute, Heswall, Wirral.

1964 - A group of US businessmen offer $3.5 million to Brian Epstein to buy out his contract with The Beatles, but Epstein declines the offer.

1965 - A weekly half-hour cartoon television series, "The Beatles", begins in the United States on ABC-TV. Broadcast on Saturday mornings, the series features actual Beatles recordings played as part of topical episodes featuring cartoon characterizations of The Beatles. The voices for the Beatles cartoon characters are impersonated by Paul Frees (John and George) and Lance Percival (Paul and Ringo). The series is produced by Al Brodax, who will go on to produce The Beatles' animated feature film "Yellow Submarine". The cartoon series is distributed by King Features Syndicate.

1967 - Editing begins for "Magical Mystery Tour". The Beatles have reckoned on one week for film editing, but it will end up taking 11 weeks, largely due to The Beatles' differing preferences. Starting with roughly ten hours of film, the final movie will be 52 minutes long, causing a number of scenes to be dropped in their entirety, one of them being a bit with the rock group Traffic performing "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush". The location for editing is Norman's Film Productions, Old Compton St., London.

1967 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). The Beatles begin recording "The Fool on the Hill", which had only been recorded as a demo previously. Three takes are recorded of the basic rhythm track, with John and George playing harmonicas. Overdubs are then added: Paul plays a recorder, Ringo drums, and Paul adds his lead vocal. Take 4 of "The Fool On the Hill" (take 3 plus overdubs) is included on "The Beatles Anthology 2" (Disc two, Track 17).

1968 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Overdubs (including vocals) bring "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" to completion.

1969 - The Plastic Ono Band in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). Recording "Cold Turkey" (26 takes). The personnel for the song is: John Lennon (guitar/vocal), Eric Clapton (guitar), Klaus Voorman (bass), Ringo Starr (drums), and Yoko (unspecified).

1969 - The effective date of the acquisition of Northern Songs by ATV. The negotiated deal had been announced the preceding May 5. John and Paul lose control over their very substantial song catalog.

1970 - UK release of Ringo Starr LP "Beaucoups of Blues" (Apple). Songs: "Beaucoups of Blues", "Love Don't Last Long", "Fastest Growing Heartache in the West", "Without Her", "Woman of the Night", "I'd Be Talking All the Time", "$15 Draw", "Wine, Women and Loud Happy Songs", "I Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way", "Loser's Lounge", "Waiting", and "Silent Homecoming".

1976 - Wings performs a concert in Venice, Italy. The performance is a benefit concert to raise money for the restoration of the city of Venice. $50,000 is raised.

1980 - US re-release of Wings LP "Venus and Mars" (Columbia).

1981 - UK release of Beatles double LP "The Beatles: Historic Sessions" (Audiofidelity). Yet another repackaging of tracks from the Star-Club tape of Dec. 31, 1962. On this double album, all 30 tracks from the tape are released in a single package for the first time.

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