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Today in Beatles History: November 24

Posted by **Stephen** on Nov 24, 2017 at 12:40:38 AM:

1941 - Randolph Peter Best (Pete Best) is born in Madras, India.

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. Then they go to New Brighton to perform at the Tower Ballroom in promoter Sam Leach's "Operation Big Beat II". Popular American singer Davy Jones (a black singer, not the Monkee) joins The Beatles on stage for two numbers.

1962 - The Beatles perform at the Royal Lido Ballroom, Prestatyn, Flintshire, their second appearance in Wales.

1963 - The Beatles, on a tour of Britain, perform two shows at the ABC Cinema in Hull, Yorkshire.

1966 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). The Beatles get together for the first time since their return from the summer tour of the United States, ready to record a new album. The first song selected for recording is John's "Strawberry Fields Forever", which will end up, not on the album, but on The Beatles' next single. This day's session is devoted entirely to "Strawberry Fields Forever", a song which evokes memories from John's childhood, mixed with the mind-expanding elements of LSD. One of the most complex of all Beatles' songs, it will undergo numerous changes in the studio from this first day's recording, which ends with a completed track that is only 2 mins 34 secs long. Take 1 of "Strawberry Fields Forever" was released on "The Beatles Anthology 2" (Disc two, Track 2).

[1967 - UK release of Beatles single "Hello Goodbye/I Am the Walrus" (Parlophone). 10 weeks on the charts; highest position #1.

1967 - John Lennon in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Compiling sound effects tapes for the upcoming stage production "The Lennon Play: In His Own Write". The play is based upon John's books "In His Own Write" and "A Spaniard in the Works". Victor Spinetti is the play's director.

1972 - UK release of John Lennon/Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band w/ Harlem Community Choir single "Happy Xmas (War is Over)/Listen, the Snow is Falling" (Apple). Issued on green vinyl. The flip side is a Yoko Ono song. 6 weeks on the charts; highest position #4.

1972 - UK release of double LP "Tommy" by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chambre Choir (Ode). Ringo Starr sings the part of Uncle Ernie, singing the songs "Fiddle About" and "Tommy's Holiday Camp".

1973 - Ringo Starr's single "Photograph" reaches #1 in the US charts.

1974 - George Harrison, on a tour of North America, performs in Houston, Texas, at the Hofheinz Pavilion.

1974 - John Lennon and Elton John rehearse songs for Elton's Thanksgiving Day concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1976 - US release of George Harrison LP "Thirty-Three & 1/3" (Dark Horse). Songs: "Woman Don't You Cry For Me", "Dear One", "Beautiful Girl", "This Song", "See Yourself", "It's What You Value", "True Love", "Pure Smokey", "Crackerbox Palace", and "Learning How to Love You". 21 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #11.

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