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Today in Beatles History: September 26

Posted by **Stephen** on Sep 27, 2017 at 12:01:15 AM:

1959 - The Quarry Men perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool.

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

1962 - The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and then again at night.

1967 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording a re-make of "The Fool on the Hill". George Martin is absent from this recording session.

1968 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Looking for a better ending for "Glass Onion", John Lennon prepares a tape of sound effects that includes a ringing telephone, an organ note, BBC-TV soccer commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme shouting "It's a goal!", and the sound of a window being smashed. This tape will not be edited onto the released version of "Glass Onion", which contains a string part instead (suggested by George Martin). A mono mix including John's effects tape was released on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 20).

1969 - UK release of Beatles LP "Abbey Road" (Apple). The Beatles eleventh album. The final album recorded by The Beatles, but not the last-released. Songs: "Come Together", "Something", "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", "Oh! Darling", "Octopus's Garden", "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", "Here Comes the Sun", "Because", "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Sun King", "Mean Mr. Mustard", "Polythene Pam", "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window", "Golden Slumbers", "Carry That Weight", "The End", "Her Majesty". Highest chart position: #1.

1970 - John Lennon begins recording songs for his "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" album. He will finish on October 27. Ringo plays drums on the album.

1974 - US release of John Lennon LP "Walls and Bridges" (Apple). Songs: "Going Down On Love", "Whatever Gets You Through the Night", "Old Dirt Road", "What You Got", "Bless You", "Scared", "#9 Dream", "Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)", "Steel and Glass", "Beef Jerky", "Nobody Loves You When You're Down and Out", "Ya Ya". 27 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.

1977 - US release of Ringo Starr LP "Ringo the 4th" (Atlantic). Songs: "Drowning in a Sea of Love", "Tango All Night", "Wings", "Gave It All Up", "Out on the Streets", "Can She Do It Like She Dances", "Sneaking Sally Through the Alley", "It's No Secret", "Gypsies in Flight", and "Simple Love Song". Highest position in the US charts: #162.

1982 - US release of Paul McCartney single "Tug of War/Get It" (Columbia). Highest position on the US charts: #53.

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