025 - January 25
Vee Jay gets US contract to release Beatles records.
5:00-5:29pm. BBC's "Here We Go"' broadcast (all of January 16, 1963 session but "Three Cool Cats").
Night: Performance at the Cooperative Hall, Darwen, with the Baptist Youth Club Dance & The Mustangs.
Cilla Black debuts as a vocalist at Liverpool's Cavern Club.
With The Beatles number 1, 8th week (UK Record Retailer).
"I Want To Hold Your Hand" number 3, 2nd week in the Top 100; 1st week in the Top 40 (US Billboard).
"I Want To Hold Your Hand" number 1 (US Cashbox).
"I Want To Hold Your Hand" number 1, 5th week (Australia Kent Music Report).
"I Saw Her Standing There", 1st week in the Top 40 (US Billboard).
"She Loves You" number 69, 1st week in the Top 100 (US Billboard).
"She Loves You" number 1, 6th and last week (Hitkrant Europarade).
Brian writes in the "Fabulous" magazine, proud of the achievements of Liverpool pop groups.
Performance at the Hambleton Hall, Liverpool, with Derry and the Seniors, and Faron and The Tempest Tornadoes.
Studio 1 (control room only). 6:30-8:30pm. Mono mixing: "Penny Lane" (remixes 12-14, from take 9).
Studio 1 (control room only). 9:00-10:00pm. Tape copying: "Penny Lane" (of remix mono 14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Remix, omitting some bits of piccolo trumpet at the end of "Penny Lane".
Problems for John when parking his car in front of Brian's house.
Yellow Submarine LP, 2nd week in the Top 30 (US Billboard).
The Beatles number 1, 5th week (US Billboard).
The Beatles number 1, 6th week (Australia Kent Music Report).
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" number 1, 3rd and last week for Marmalade (UK Record Retailer).
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" covered by Marmalade number 1 (Irish Singles Chart).
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" covered by Marmalade number 4, 3rd week (Dutch Top 40).
"Lily The Pink" by The Scaffold number 3 (Dutch Top 40).
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" number 24 (Dutch Top 40).
Apple Studios. Time unknown. Recording: "Untitled Jamming"; "On Our Way Home" (working title of "Two Of Us"); "Bye Bye Love"; "George's Blues (Because You're Sweet And Lovely)" (working title of "For You Blue"); "Let It Be". Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
"My Sweet Lord" number 1, 2nd week (Australia Kent Music Report).
"Junior's Farm", 10th and last week in the Top 40 (US Billboard).
"Sally G", 7th week in the Top 40 (US Billboard).
"#9 Dream", 3rd week in the Top 40 (US Billboard).
In Los Angeles, an exhibition of Linda's photographs is on display at the Jan Baum and Iris Silverman Gallery.
Paul flies from Tokyo to Amsterdam.
BBC Radio One broadcasts Andy Peeble's interview to John Lennon (December 6, 1980). Part 2.
Yoko Ono donated $425,000 to Liverpool's Strawberry Fields.
"Spies Like Us", 7th week in the Top 40 (US Billboard).
"Got My Mind Set On You" number 1 (Australian Music Report).
In the US, the CBS TV news program "48 Hours" airs it special edition with the footage taken during Paul's recent tour.
Paul's performance for MTV. Recording: Unplugged.
At the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, Yoko's art exhibition "Have You Seen The Horizon Lately" is on display.
Paul McCartney launches a crusade against British radio and TV stations over the banning of "The Light Comes From Within," the final song by his late wife Linda, because it contains language deemed offensive.
In Tampa, Florida, the exhibition of Linda's pictures entitled "Sixties" is on display at the Tampa Museum of Art.
A former Miss Canada finalist became the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters degree in the Beatles. Canadian singer Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy, 53, was one of the first students to sign up for the course on the Fab Four when it launched at Liverpool Hope University in March 2009.
The Beatles are presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a special pre-Grammy Special Merit Award ceremony.
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