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April 16

BBC-TV's "625 Show" broadcast (filmed April 13, 1963).


"Can't Buy Me Love" number 1, 3rd and last week (UK Record Retailer).

Interview with Ed Sullivan in London, during "A Hard Day's Night" shootings.

Studio 2. 10:00am-1:00pm. Recording: "A Hard Day's Night" (takes 1-9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Geoff Emerick.

Afternoon. St John's Secondary School (Church of England), London. Outside location filming for "A Hard Day's Night": scene at police station.

Heathsfield Street, London. Shooting for "A Hard Day's Night".

"The Portland Arms" pub, London. Shooting for "A Hard Day's Night" (scene deleted from film).

Wembley TV Studios, Wembley, Middlesex. George and John are interviewed for the TV programme "Ready Steady Goes Live!".


Rubber Soul number 1, 8th week (Australia Kent Music Report).

"Michelle" number 7, 2nd week (Dutch Top 40).

"Woman" by Peter & Gordon number 19 (Dutch Top 40).

Studio 2. 2:30pm-1:30am. Recording: "Rain" (overdub onto take 5, tape reduction take 5 into take 6; takes 7-8). Mono mixing: "Rain" (remixes 1-4, from take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Performance of Bo Diddley, Ben E. King and the Alan Bown Set at the Saville Theatre.

Studio 3. 2:30-5:00pm. Recording: "Old Brown Shoe" (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Studio 3. 7:00pm-2:45am. Recording: "Old Brown Shoe" (takes 1-4); "Something" (takes 1-13). Stereo mixing: "Old Brown Shoe" (remixes 1-3, from take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Recording of 2nd demo (2:30-5:00pm session) and 1st proper take (7:00pm-2:45am session) of "Old Brown Shoe".


US single release: "It Don't Come Easy"/"Early 1970" (Apple 1831).

Paul & Linda appear on the cover of 'Life' magazine.

Paul's special "James Paul McCartney" has its television premiere on ABC-TV in the US.

BBC Radio One begins an Easter special of Beatles programming, featuring all of their music from 1962 to 1970, in chronological order.

US album release: Dawn Of The Silver Beatles (PAC UDL 2333).

US album release: Lightning Strikes Twice (PAC UDL 2382).

Both Dawn Of The Silver Beatles and Lightning Strikes Twice contain recordings from the Beatles' Decca audition on January 1, 1962, and released through mail-order.

New York City mayor Ed Koch signs an ordinance renaming a section of Central Park to "Strawberry Fields".

Hewlett-Packard is to pay £1,000 a week for the next year for the right to use the Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" in a £1,000,000 TV ad campaign.

In the US, "Greenpeace: Non-Toxic Video Hits" is released on home video, featuring George's song "Save The World".

Les Paul presents Paul McCartney with a custom-made Les Paul Light guitar.

The Beatles Past Masters Vol. 2 number 121 (US Billboard).

In the US, Ringo makes a guest appearance on the CNBC show "Real Life".

Paul's concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California ("New World Tour").

Making an unannounced appearance at the Hollywood Bowl concert is Ringo, who joins in for the all star finale.

The planned re-release of the Beatles' film "A Hard Day's Night", scheduled for this day, is pushed back by Miramax Pictures. The reissue is then planned for a simultaneous opening in New York and Los Angeles on September 17, 1999.

James McCartney performs in concert at Hotel Café, Los Angeles, CA (US Tour).

A rare VOX guitar played by both John and George is displayed at the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons. John gave the guitar to “Magic Alex” Mardas. A plaque affixed to the back of the guitar reads “To Magic Alex Alexi thank you for been a friend 2-5-1967 John.”

At an auction in Bury St. Edmunds, two test shots for the Beatles' "Blue" album sleeve sold for £650.

In New York City, the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery runs in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, at Lincoln Center. The library exhibition include tour memorabilia, historic film clips, video interviews with musicians, as well as interactive exhibits.

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