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Today in Beatles History: September 29

Posted by **Stephen** on Sep 29, 2017 at 2:01:40 PM:

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

1961 - The Beatles perform a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, and a night show at Village Hall, Knotty Ash, Liverpool. This will be their last performance for two weeks, with John Lennon and Paul McCartney about to take a trip to Paris.

1962 - The Beatles perform at the Oasis Club, Manchester.

1964 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording songs for their fourth album, "Beatles For Sale". They tape four takes of "Every Little Thing" (George arrived late and did not play on these takes), 19 takes of "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party", and seven takes of "What You're Doing".

1967 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). A particularly inventive mixing session, with John Lennon actively involved, preparing 17 mono mixes of "I Am the Walrus" before the master tape is finished, it being a compilation of two separate mixes. One of those mixes features the sound of a radio being tuned through numerous stations, coming to rest on a BBC production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear". After the completion of "I Am the Walrus", John (playing organ) and Paul (playing bass), complete "Your Mother Should Know", returning to the original recording from August 22-23 after rejecting the Sept. 16 re-make.

1967 - John Lennon and George Harrison record an interview with David Frost for broadcast that same night on Frost's late-night show "The Frost Programme". The two Beatles discuss Transcendental Meditation.

1975 - US release of Wings single "Letting Go/You Gave Me the Answer" (Capitol). 6 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #39.

1980 - An interview with John Lennon is published in "Newsweek" magazine in the US.

1996 - It is announced that Julian Lennon is the anonymous buyer who purchased Paul McCartney's handwritten recording notes for the song "Hey Jude" at auction for 25,000 pounds ($39,030). The song was written by McCartney for the young Julian when the boy's father, John Lennon, separated from his mother, Cynthia, in 1968.

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