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February 23

Howard Jones, singer, songwriter, keyboards and member of Ringo Starr's All Star Band, is born in Southampton.


"Please Please Me" number 9 (UK Melody Market).

Concert at the Mansfield, Granada (Helen Shapiro Tour).

First appearance on ABC's "Thank Your Lucky Stars" (filmed February 17, 1963).

"Newsweek" front page article about the Beatles.

Transmision of a 3rd Ed Sullivan Show performance (recorded 9 February 1964). The Beatles become the first artists performing 3 times for the program.

Teddington TV Studios. Recording music and comedy sequences for ABC-TV's "Big Night Out".

Party thrown by Alma Cogan at her house. The Beatles attend.

Filming begins for the Beatles' second movie "Help!".

Studio 2 (control room only). 10:00am-1:00pm. Stereo mixing: "Yes It Is" (from take 14); "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" (from take 9); "If You've Got Trouble" (from take 1); "Tell Me What You See" (from take 4); "I Need You" (from take 5); "Another Girl" (from take 1); "Ticket To Ride" (from take 2); "You Like Me Too Much" (from take 8); "The Night Before" (remix 1, from take 2); "You're Going To Lose That Girl" (remix 1, from take 3); "That Means A Lot" (from take 1); "You're Going To Lose That Girl" (remix 2, from take 3). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Malcolm Davies.


Rubber Soul number 1, 12th and last week (UK Record Retailer).

Performance of Luciano Berio at the Italian Institute, London. Paul attends with Barry Miles.

Studio 2. 7:00pm-3:45am. Stereo mixing: "A Day In The Life" (remixes 10-12, from takes 6-7). Editing: "A Day In The Life" (of remix stereo 12 and edit piece 9). Recording: "Lovely Rita" (takes 1-8, tape reduction take 8 into take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Trident Studios. Time unknown. Editing: "I Want You" (later known as "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (unnumbered master, from takes 9, 20 and 32). Producer: Glyn Johns; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.


Abbey Road number 1, 18th and last week (Australia Kent Music Report).

Day Three of Beatles High Court Case.

George is fined and banned from driving for a year.

Oxford University, last stop on the Wings University Tour.

"Mrs. Vandebilt" number 10 (Dutch Top 40).

"You're Sixteen" number 28 (Dutch Top 40).

Ringo hangs out with Harry Nilsson in Macon, Georgia. Rumors spread that John, Paul and George will be joining them at the Capricorn studios to cut an album.


"Mull Of Kintyre"/"Girl's School" number 1, 9th week (Hitkrant Europarade).


Double Fantasy number 1, 10th and last week (Australia Kent Music Report).

UK album release: The McCartney Interview (Parlophone CHAT 1).

Handmade Film's premiere of "Pow Wow Highway" in Los Angeles. George attends.

Paul's European leg of his "New World Tour" ends in Frankfurt, Germany.

At the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, Yoko's art exhibition "Have You Seen The Horizon Lately" is on display.

US album release: Photograph Smile (Music From Another Room), by Julian Lennon.

Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band perform at Fox Theater, Oakland, CA.

London's Abbey Road studios was made a listed building, protecting it from plans to radically alter it. Culture Minister Margaret Hodge listed the studios on the advice of English Heritage saying it had "produced some of the very best music in the world".

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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