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Today in Beatles History: October 3

Posted by **Stephen** on Oct 3, 2017 at 12:43:28 PM:

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. This will be their final night at the Indra, which is closed by the police when neighbors complain about the noise. The Beatles are moved to Bruno Koschmider's top club, The Kaiserkeller.

1962 - The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at night.

1963 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). George Harrison, not yet returned from a two-week holiday, arrived after the session was over but in time for a radio interview taping in the afternoon. Ringo Starr overdubbed a new vocal for the song "I Wanna Be Your Man". John Lennon and Paul McCartney overdub vocals for the track "Little Child".

1963 - The Beatles tape an interview for the BBC radio program "The Public Ear". Their interview is to be part of a larger program about the 'Mersey Beat' boom. Broadcast on November 3, 1963, and re-broadcast (in revised form) on January 14, 1964, and in late June 1964. An excerpt from this interview is included on the 1994 Beatles double-CD "Live at the BBC" (Disc one, Track one--under the title "Beatle Greetings"). [Note: the booklet that is included with the CD set gives Oct. 9 as the date of the recording of this interview, but Mark Lewisohn and Allen Wiener both report the date as Oct. 3].

1963 - After a day of recording and interviews with The Beatles, Ringo Starr goes to a concert featuring the Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, and the Rolling Stones.

1964 - The Beatles tape a performance for the American television program "Shindig", recording taking place at the independent Granville Studio in London. For the taping, they perform live before a studio audience of Beatles Fan Club members. They perform "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey", "I'm a Loser", and "Boys". They also join in the finale, which is led by the Karl Denver Trio. Broadcast in the US by the ABC television network on October 7 (not broadcast in the UK).

1968 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Trident Studios, London). Recording "Savoy Truffle". George, Paul, and Ringo record just one take of the basic track (drums, bass, and lead guitar). The song, written by George Harrison, was inspired by Eric Clapton's love of chocolates, particularly Mackintosh's Good News.

1969 - The Plastic Ono Band in the recording studio (Lansdowne Studios, London). Recording "Don't Worry Kyoko", to be the B-side to John's "Cold Turkey" single. Ringo, Eric Clapton, and Klaus Voorman continue to provide musical accompaniment.

1975 - UK release of George Harrison LP "Extra Texture - Read All About It" (Apple). Songs: "You", "The Answer's At the End", "This Guitar (Can't Keep from Crying)", "Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You)","World of Stone", "A Bit More of You", "Can't Stop Thinking About You", "Tired of Midnight Blue", "Grey Cloudy Lies", and "His Name Is Legs (Ladies and Gentlemen)". Highest position reached on the UK charts: #16.

1989 - UK re-release of Wings album "Wings at the Speed of Sound" on CD, LP, and cassette (Fame). Three months after reissuing this album at regular prices, EMI deleted it and reissued it on the budget label Fame.

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