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Today in Beatles History: November 2

Posted by **Stephen** on Nov 2, 2017 at 12:54:03 AM:

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

1962 - The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963 - On the second night of a tour of Britain, The Beatles perform two sets at City Hall in Sheffield.

1964 - The Beatles, performing this one night in Northern Ireland during their tour of Britain, perform two shows at King's Hall, Balmoral, Belfast.

1965 - The second and final day of filming for the Granada TV television special "The Music of Lennon & McCartney". See Nov. 1, 1965, for details.

1967 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). Recording the final overdub for "Hello Goodbye" (a second Paul McCartney bass line). "Hello Goodbye" is then mixed into mono for the last time. It has been selected for the A-side of The Beatles' next single, the flip side to be John's "I Am the Walrus" (released on November 24 in the UK and November 27 in the US). John was quite irritated that his complex song was being stuck onto the B-side of the single, while Paul's song (which he considered to be somewhat inane) was made the A-side. While John's feelings are easily understood from an artistic point of view, there can't be much doubt that "Hello Goodbye" possessed a greater commercial potential than "I Am the Walrus" did.

1968 - "Hey Jude" is the #1 single in the US for the sixth week in a row.

1973 - US release of Ringo Starr LP "Ringo" (Apple). Songs: "I'm the Greatest", "Hold On (Have You Seen My Baby)", "Photograph", "Sunshine Life For Me (Sail Away Raymond)", "You're Sixteen", "Oh My My", "Step Lightly", "Six O'Clock", "Devil Woman" and "You and Me (Babe)". 37 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #2.

1973 - US release of John Lennon LP "Mind Games" (Apple). Songs: "Mind Games", "Tight A$", "Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)", "One Day (at a Time)", "Bring On the Lucie (Freda People)", "Nutopian International Anthem", "Intuition", "Out of the Blue", "Only People", "I Know", "You Are Here", and "Meat City". 18 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #9.

1974 - George Harrison begins a tour of North America with a performance in Vancouver. Supporting musicians for the tour are Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar, Tom Scott, Chuck Findley, Jim Horn, Robben Ford, Andy Newmark, Willie Weeks, and Emil Richards. George is suffering from laryngitis, and so the tour will generally be regarded as somewhat of a failure.

1982 - Yoko Ono's LP "It's Alright (I See Rainbows)" is released in the US. John's shouts are heard on the song "Never Say Goodbye".

1987 - Release of George Harrison LP, cassette, and CD "Cloud Nine" in the US (Dark Horse) and the UK (Dark Horse). Songs: "Got My Mind Set On You", "When We Was Fab", "Cloud 9", "That's What It Takes", "Fish On the Sand", "Just For Today", "This Is Love", "Devil's Radio", "Someplace Else", "Wreck of the Hesperus", and "Breath Away From Heaven". The songs "Someplace Else" and "Breath Away From Heaven" had previously appeared on the soundtrack for the film "Shanghai Surprise", but both songs were re-recorded for this album.

1987 - UK release of Paul McCartney compilation double CD, double LP, and double cassette "All the Best" (Parlophone). The track listings in the US and the UK are different. Songs on the UK release: "Once Upon a Long Ago", "Mull of Kintyre", "We All Stand Together", "Coming Up" (studio version), "Pipes of Peace", "Maybe I'm Amazed", "Jet", "Band on the Run", "Ebony and Ivory", "Listen to What the Man Said", "No More Lonely Nights", "Silly Love Songs", "Let 'Em In", "C Moon", "Live and Let Die", "Another Day", "Goodnight Tonight", "Say Say Say", "With a Little Luck", and "My Love". The CD version has fewer songs than the vinyl, omitting "Maybe I'm Amazed", "Goodnight Tonight", and "With a Little Luck".

1988 - UK release of yet another re-packaging of the 30 tracks from the Star-Club tape recorded Dec. 31, 1962: a box set of 15 singles (Baktabak). Not satisfied with this, Baktabak also issued a CD containing all 30 tracks (and a double LP too!) on Nov.21.

1992 - UK release of Beatles 5-inch CD singles box set "The Beatles Singles Collection" (Parlophone). Box set of 22 5-inch CDs of the 22 original Beatles singles released in the UK. Pretty much the same as the earlier 3-inch CD singles box set except for the size of the CDs. Each CD single enclosed in a different picture sleeve.

1998 - UK release of John Lennon compilation CD, "Wonsaponatime" (EMI/Parlophone). This CD contains selections from the 4-CD box set "John Lennon Anthology", released the same day. Contents: "I'm Losing You", "Working Class Hero", "God", "How Do You Sleep?", "Imagine (Take 1)", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Oh My Love", "God Save Oz", "I Found Out", "Woman is the Nigger of the World" (live), "A Kiss Is Just a Kiss (As Time Goes By)", "Be Bop a Lula", "Rip It Up/Ready Teddy", "What You Got", "Nobody Loves You When You're Down and Out", "I Don't Wanna Face It", "Real Love", "Only You", "Grow Old With Me", "Sean's 'In the Sky'", "Serve Yourself". All tracks previously unreleased.

1998 - UK release of John Lennon 4-CD compilation box set "John Lennon Anthology" (EMI/Parlophone). Contents: DISC ONE - 'ASCOT': "Working Class Hero", "God", "I Found Out", "Hold On", "Isolation", "Love", "Mother", "Remember", "Imagine", "'Fortunately'", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Oh My Love", "Jealous Guy", "Maggie Mae", "How Do You Sleep?", "God Save Oz", "Do the Oz", "I Don't Want to Be a Soldier", "Give Peace a Chance", "Look at Me", "Long Lost John". DISC TWO - 'NEW YORK CITY': "New York City", "Attica State" (live), "Imagine" (live), "Bring On the Lucie (Freda Peeple)", "Woman is the Nigger of the World", "Geraldo Rivera - One to One Concert", "Woman is the Nigger of the World" (live), "It's So Hard" (live), "Come Together" (live), "Happy Xmas", "Luck of the Irish" (live), "John Sinclair" (live), "The David Frost Show", "Mind Games (I Promise)", "Mind Games (Make Love, Not War)", "One Day at a Time", "I Know", "I'm the Greatest", "Goodnight Vienna", "Jerry Lewis Telethon", "'A Kiss Is Just a Kiss'", "Real Love", "You Are Here". DISC THREE - 'THE LOST WEEKEND': "What You Got", "Nobody Loves You When You're Down and Out", "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" (home), "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" (studio), "Yesterday" (parody), "Be Bop A Lula", "Rip It Up/Ready Teddy", "Scared", "Steel and Glass", "Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)", "Bless You", "Going Down on Love", "Move Over Ms. L", "Ain't She Sweet", "Slippin' And Slidin'", "Peggy Sue", "Bring It On Home To Me/Send Me Some Lovin'", "Phil and John 1", "Phil and John 2", "Phil and John 3", "'When In Doubt, Fuck It'", "Be My Baby", "Stranger's Room", "Old Dirt Road". DISC FOUR - 'DAKOTA': "I'm Losing You", "Sean's 'Little Help'", "Serve Yourself", "My Life", "Nobody Told Me", "Life Begins at 40", "I Don't Wanna Face It", "Woman", "Dear Yoko", "Watching the Wheels", "I'm Stepping Out", "Borrowed Time", "The Rishi Kesh Song", "Sean's 'Loud'", "Beautiful Boy", "Mr. Hyde's Gone" (Don't Be Afraid)", "Only You", "Grow Old With Me", "Dear John" and 'Something More:' - "The Great Wok", "Mucho Mungo", "Satire 1", "Satire 2", "Satire 3", "Sean's 'In the Sky'", and "It's Real". A 60-page booklet of John Lennon artwork, photos, and writings is also included. A single CD, titled "Wonsaponatime", containing selections from all four CD's in the "Anthology", is released on the same day. All tracks previously unreleased.

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