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Today in Beatles History: November 1

Posted by **Stephen** on Nov 2, 2017 at 12:41:57 AM:

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

1961 - The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and then again at night.

1962 - The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany. The first night of a 14-night stand. They share the bill with Little Richard, and they play three and one-half hours each night.

1963 - UK release of Beatles EP "The Beatles (No. 1)" (Parlophone). Songs: "I Saw Her Standing There", "Misery", "Anna", and "Chains". Highest chart position: #2.

1963 - The Beatles begin a lengthy tour of Britain, performing two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Their repertoire for the tour is "I Saw Her Standing There", "From Me to You", "All My Loving", "You Really Got a Hold On Me", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Boys", "Till There Was You", "She Loves You", "Money", and "Twist and Shout". Not that the song selection mattered very much--the screaming had become so loud that no one could hear much more than a few notes of music, not even The Beatles themselves. Supporting The Beatles are The Rhythm & Blues Quartet, The Vernons Girls, Frank Berry, The Brook Brothers, Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers, and The Kestrels. For each night on the tour The Beatles earn 300 pounds.

1963 - UK release of the Rolling Stones' single "I Wanna Be Your Man" (Decca). The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. John and Paul had visited with the Rolling Stones and had offered the partially-written song to them. After the Rolling Stones expressed interest in the fragment of the song that John and Paul played for them, Lennon and McCartney went into another room for about ten minutes and completed the song. "I Wanna Be Your Man" went on to become the Rolling Stones' first Top Twenty hit. Released in the US on February 17, 1964.

1963 - UK release of Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas single "I'll Keep You Satisfied" (Parlophone). The song, credited to Lennon-McCartney, was written by Paul McCartney. Highest UK chart position: number 4. Released in the US on November 11 (Liberty Records), where it will peak at number 30 in the charts. The Beatles themselves never recorded the song, although a demo tape was probably made for George Martin and Kramer.

1964 - The Beatles, on a tour of Britain, perform two shows at the Astoria Cinema in Finsbury Park, London.

1965 - The Beatles take part in rehearsals and filming for a television special, "The Music of Lennon & McCartney", which will feature The Beatles and other artists performing Lennon-McCartney songs. The Beatles lip-sync to "Day Tripper" and "We Can Work It Out" (John "playing" harmonium instead of guitar on the second song). The Beatles pretend to be playing to a studio audience, but the accompanying applause is overdubbed later. The songs performed, and the artists who performed them, are as follows: a song medley (The George Martin Orchestra); "A World Without Love" (Peter and Gordon); "I Saw Him Standing There" (Lulu); "From Me to You" (Alan Haven and Tony Crombie); "She Loves You"/medley (Fritz Spiegel's Ensemble); "Day Tripper" (Beatles); "Yesterday" (begun by Paul McCartney, taken over by Marianne Faithfull); "She Loves You" (Antonio Vargas); "Things We Said Today" (sung in French by Dick Rivers); "Bad to Me" (Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas); "It's For You" (Cilla Black); "Ringo's Theme (This Boy)" (the George Martin Orchestra); "If I Fell" (Henry Mancini); "And I Love Him" (Esther Phillips); "A Hard Day's Night" (Peter Sellers); and "We Can Work It Out" (Beatles). Broadcast on December 16 (in London) and December 17 (the rest of Britain). Recorded at Granada TV Centre, Manchester.

1967 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). "All You Need Is Love" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" are mixed into mono for the soundtrack of the movie "Yellow Submarine". Then applause sound effects are assembled for use in the movie. Lastly, reduction mixdowns are made of "Hello Goodbye" and stereo mixes are prepared for "The Fool on the Hill".

1968 - UK release of George Harrison soundtrack LP "Wonderwall Music" (Apple). Harrison composed the film score. First album released on Apple label.

1969 - The Beatles' LP "Abbey Road" reaches #1 in the US charts.

1974 - John Lennon asks permission from a US court to question the Immigration and Naturalization Service about its motivation for wanting to deport him. He also wants to ask about former US Attorney General John Mitchell's role in the affair.

1982 - UK release of John Lennon compilation LP "The John Lennon Collection" (Parlophone). Songs: "Give Peace a Chance", "Instant Karma", "Power to the People", "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", "Whatever Gets You Through the Night", "Stand By Me", "#9 Dream", "Mind Games", "Love", "Imagine", "Jealous Guy", "(Just Like) Starting Over", "Woman", "I'm Losing You", "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)", "Watching the Wheels", and "Dear Yoko". [Note: The album will be re-released in the UK on October 23, 1989, with two additional tracks, "Move Over Ms. L" and "Cold Turkey".]

** The following events all took place sometime in November, but exact dates are unknown. **

1966 - In early November 1966, John Lennon records (at least) four demos of his new song "Strawberry Fields Forever". One of those demos was released on "The Beatles Anthology 2" (Disc two, Track one).

1968 - The Beatles separately record contributions for "The Beatles 1968 Christmas Record", which is released to fan club members on December 20. Visiting George Harrison while George was in the USA producing a Jackie Lomax album, singer Tiny Tim recorded the Beatles song "Nowhere Man" for inclusion on the Christmas record.

1968 - John and Yoko tape a 40-minute interview with a Dutch sociologist and writer, the interview taking place in the waiting room of a dentist in London. Yoko was alone for the first half of the interview while John was being treated by the dentist. Broadcast in The Netherlands on January 15, 1969.

1968 - George Harrison records the instrumental track "No Time or Space", the track appearing on Harrison's "Electronic Sound" LP. Bernie Krause has claimed that it is his performance on this track, which was recorded as he demonstrated the new Moog synthesizer for George. Krause had provided some synthesizer effects for the Jackie Lomax album that George was producing.

1977 - Joe English departs from Wings.

1980 - John Lennon records a demo of the unreleased song "Dear John", one of the last songs he ever composed (and perhaps the very last).

1981 - US re-release of John Lennon single "Happy Xmas (War is Over) [John, Yoko, others]/Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) [John]" (Geffen). Originally released with alternate B-side.

1982 - US release of Beatles LP "The Silver Beatles" (Audio Rarities). Picture disc containing 10 of the 15 songs from the Jan. 1, 1962, Decca audition.

1986 - US release of Beatles interview LP "Here There and Everywhere" (Cicadelic). Interviews taped by Derek Taylor during the filming of the movie "Help!" in the Bahamas, Feb.-Mar. 1965.

1988 - US re-release of Paul McCartney albums on CD: "Red Rose Speedway" (with bonus tracks "The Mess", "I Lie Around", and "Country Dreamer"); "Venus and Mars" (with bonus tracks "Zoo Gang", "Lunch Box-Odd Sox", and "My Carnival"); and "McCartney II" (with bonus tracks "Check My Machine" and "Secret Friend").

1996 - Release of "The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus", filmed in December 1968, on videocassette and laserdisc. This is the first time the film has been issued. When it was originally decided to postpone release of the film, the metal canisters containing the original film were stacked in odd places, such as under a secretary's desk and in a bathroom, because no one knew what to do with them. The Stones' road manager, Ian Stewart, hoping to protect the film from being lost, put the canisters in his barn, only he didn't tell anyone that he had done so. Eventually the Stones assumed the film was forever lost, occasionally wondering where it might have gone to. After Stewart's death, his widow found the film canisters in the barn, underneath a lawnmower and a pair of boots. The finally-released show features an appearance by John Lennon. He performs "Yer Blues", playing rhythm guitar, accompanied by Eric Clapton (lead guitar), Keith Richard (bass), and Mitch Mitchell (drums), the 'group' going by the name 'The Dirty Mac'. Later, the four of them are joined by Yoko Ono and violinist Ivry Gitlis for a standard blues jam, called "Her Blues", featuring Yoko Ono's free-form vocalizing. Also performing in the film are The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and, of course, The Rolling Stones. The guitarist appearing with Jethro Tull is Tony Iommi, who will later become a founding member of Black Sabbath; Iommi was with Jethro Tull for only a few weeks, filling in for the recently-departed Mick Abrahams.

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