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Today in Beatles History: October 22

Posted by **Stephen** on Oct 21, 2017 at 9:49:15 PM:

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

1961 - The Beatles perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool.

1962 - The Beatles perform at Queen's Hall, Widnes. Also appearing is Lee Curtis and the All-Stars, whose drummer is Pete Best.

1964 - The Beatles, on a tour of Britain, perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Leeds.

1965 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). George Martin overdubs the piano solo that links the two halves of "In My Life". To get the desired effect, he records the part at half-speed and plays it back at double-speed. The Beatles start over again recording "Nowhere Man", getting the basic track down in three takes and adding overdubs until the song is completed.

1966 - George and Patti Harrison return to London after a vacation in India. While in India, George had met Ravi Shankar and had begun taking sitar lessons. He and Patti had also begun practicing yoga. George's resentment towards John Lennon and Paul McCartney's songwriting dominance within The Beatles was becoming a major issue for George. While staying in India, George and Patti had used the names Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wells.

1969 - Release in Sweden of Beatles LP "Something New" (Parlophone).

1984 - Release of Paul McCartney LP "Give My Regards to Broad Street" in the US (Columbia) and the UK (EMI). Songs: "No More Lonely Nights", "Silly Love Songs" (version 2), "Good Day Sunshine" (version 2), "Yesterday" (version 2), "Here, There and Everywhere" (version 2), "Wanderlust" (version 2), "Ballroom Dancing" (version 2), "Not Such a Bad Boy", "No Values", "For No One" (version 2), "Eleanor Rigby" (version 2), "The Long and Winding Road" (version 2), and the instrumentals "Corridor Music" and "Eleanor's Dream". Also issued on CD and cassette, those formats having bonus tracks "So Bad" (version 2) and a longer version of "Eleanor's Dream". The CD contains an additional bonus track, "Goodnight Princess", which has a spoken introduction by McCartney.

1991 - US release of Paul McCartney album "Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio". Selections: "Movement 1 - War Tracks", "Movement 2 - School Tracks", "Movement 3 - Crypt Tracks", "Movement 4 - Father Tracks", "Movement 5 - Wedding Tracks", "Movement 6 - Work Tracks", "Movement 7 - Crises Tracks", and "Movement 8 - Peace Tracks". Six weeks on Billboard chart; top position #177.

1996 - Beatles publicist Geoff Baker announces that "The Beatles are now bigger than The Beatles". His statement is based upon the fact that the year 1996 is expected to be the biggest year for album sales ever for The Beatles. Thus far in 1996, The Beatles have sold 6,000,000 albums from their back catalog and a combined total of 13,000,000 copies of "The Beatles Anthology 1" and "The Beatles Anthology 2". With the release of "The Beatles Anthology 3" only a week away, it is anticipated that total Beatles album sales for 1996 will exceed 20 million. Somewhat surprisingly, studies show that 41 percent of those sales are to teenagers who were not even born yet when The Beatles officially called it quits in 1970.

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