280 - October 6
First signing of records by the Beatles ("Love Me Do"/"P.S. I Love You"), at the Dawson's Music Shop, Widnes.
Please Please Me number 1, 23th week (UK Record Retailer).
Concert at the Carlton Theatre, Kirckaldy.
Studio 2. 3:00-6:45pm. Recording: "Eight Days A Week" (takes 1-6).
Studio 2. 7:00-10:00pm. Recording: "Eight Days A Week" (takes 7-13). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott/Mike Stone.
First time the Beatles take an incomplete idea into the studio and experiment various ways of recording it.
Later in the evening the Beatles went to The Ad Lib Club, London, partying with the Ronettes and Mick Jagger.
Studio 2. 7:00-12:00pm. Recording: "Blue Jay Way" (overdub onto take 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of celli for "Blue Jay Way".
In the US, transmision of the "Hey Jude" clip on the CBS TV program "Smothers Brothers Show".
US single release: "Something"/"Come Together" (Apple 2654).
US album release: Harder To Live (Dark Horse SP22006), by Splinter. Produced by George and Tom Scott, featuring the track "Lonely Man" by Mal Evans and appeared in the Apple film "Little Malcolm And His Struggle Against The Eunuchs".
At the Ashcroft Theatre in Croydon, the hit musical "John, Paul, George, Ringo... And Bert" opens with a different cast from its year-long London run.
At his Dakota home, John records demos of "Mirror Mirror (On The Wall)" and "Real Love".
In the US, Ringo makes a guest appearance on the talk show "Everyday".
In Los Angeles, a pre-recorded interview with Yoko is aired on Jim Ladd's radio show.
In Los Alamos, Paul, Linda and Michael Jackson film the promo video for "Say, Say, Say".
In Atlanta, Georgia, Ringo holds a press conference at The Brasserie, a restaurant he has co-ownership in. It officially won't open until next year.
The "Beatle City" exhibition runs at the West End marketplace in Dallas, Texas.
In the US, NBC Radio syndicates the program "Legends Of Rock", featuring the career of John Lennon.
New York premiere of the Warner Brothers documentary film "Imagine: John Lennon", with Yoko on hand. The event is featured heavily on US TV newscasts, including the CBS program "Entertainment Tonight" and NBC News.
In the US, NBC TV's morning show "Today" broadcasts part two of its feature on the film "Imagine: John Lennon".
At the NFT (National Film Theatre) in London, a celebration honoring Handmade Films. All of Handmade films are shown from "Monty Python's Meaning Of Life" to the current release, "Track 29".
Paul performs in concert at Festehalle, Frankfurt, West Germany ("Get Back Tour").
In the UK, BBC Radio One begins the series "In My Life: Lennon Remembered".
Paul performs in concert at Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany ("The New World Tour").
At Abbey Road's 65th anniversary party in London, Paul's brother Michael states that Linda is still going through chemo treatments in the US. Also attending the party is Sir George Martin.
Publishing date for "Paul McCartney - Many Years From Now" in England.
In the UK, PNE Home Video releases an extended version of the MPL documentary "The World Tonight".
A music industry poll published by London magazine "Time Out", naming the top stars from the past 30 years. Fifth place was Marvin Gaye, James Brown was fourth, Bob Marley came in third, the Beatles were second and first place went to David Bowie.
A set of John's fingerprints were seized by the FBI from a New York memorabilia dealer who intended to sell them for $100,000 minimum bid. The prints were taken at a New York police station in 1976 when Lennon applied for permanent US residence. The bureau believed the card was still government property and was investigating how it landed in private hands.
In SoHo, “The Artwork of John Lennon” is presented by Yoko Ono, Bag One Arts and Legacy Productions and will benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels, a nonprofit organization that delivers meals to the homebound elderly. The exhibition features artwork that Lennon created from 1964 to 1980.
In Los Angeles, the exhibition "The Early Beatles Collection," featuring images taken by Astrid Kirchherr, runs at the Leica Gallery. Images include pictures taken during the filming of "A Hard Day's Night" in 1964 for Stern Magazine, as well as some of the images she took of the musicians during their Hamburg, Germany, period in 1960.
The exhibit Linda McCartney retrospective is displayed at the Kunst Haus Wien in Vienna, Austria. The new exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of Linda McCartney’s work featuring 190 of her iconic photographs.
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