Brian approaches Ringo as substitute for Pete Best.
Please Please Me
LP, 21st week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express).
Concert at the Odeon, Llandudno, with Tommy Quickly, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.
"A Hard Day's Night" number 1, 2nd week (Irish Singles Chart).
Studio 2. 7:00-9:00pm. Recording: "I'm A Loser" (takes 1-8); "Mister Moonlight" (takes 1-4). Studio 2 (control room only). 9.00-10.00pm. Mono mixing: "I'm A Loser" (remix 1, from take 8); "Baby's In Black" (remix 1, from take 14).
Studio 2. 10:00-11:15pm. Recording: "Leave My Kitten Alone" (takes 1-5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender.
Kenneth Partridge and an assistant present drawings, clothes and colours for Kenwood's decoration.
LP number 1 (UK Record Retailer).
number 1, 6th and last week (US Billboard).
"Help!" number 1, 3rd week (UK Mersey Beat).
"Help!" number 1, 2nd week (Hitkrant Europarade).
"Help!" number 1, 2nd week (Dutch Top 40).
"Help!"/"I'm Down" number 1 (Australia Kent Music Report).
"Ticket To Ride" number 28 (Dutch Top 40).
"Rock And Roll Music"/"No Reply" number 40 (Dutch Top 40).
Recording of a performance for the Ed Sullivan Show, along with Cilla Black, at the CBS Studios, New York.
Evening: End of Cilla Black performances at the Persian Room, Plaza Hotel, New York. Brian attends.
Screening in New York of the British program "Big Night Out".
number 1, 2nd week (UK Record Retailer).
Morning: a lightning destroys the transmision antenna of the North American radio station KOOB; the news Director is hurt, and severe damages to the technical equipment are caused.
According to a "New York Times" article, "L'Observatore Romano" has accepted John's apollogizes for his declarations on Christianism.
The "Catholic Herald" affirms John's statement is "arrogant" but, as Lennon himself had declared recently, it was probably true.
Concert at the Municipal Stadium, Cleveland. 24,000 people attend. It is held up for 30 minutes when 2500 fans invade the field.
Queenie Epstein arrives in London to stay with Brian at his Chapel Street house.
Studio 2. 7:00pm-4:30am. Recording: "Yer Blues" (overdub onto edit of takes 16 and 17). Mono mixing: "Yer Blues" (remixes 1-4, from edit of takes 16, 17). Recording: "What's The New Mary Jane" (takes 1-4). Mono mixing: "What's The New Mary Jane" (remix 1, from take 4). Tape copying: "Yer Blues" (of remix mono 3); "What's The New Mary Jane" (of remix mono 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
Studio 2 (control room only). 2:30pm-2:30am. Stereo mixing: "Sun King"/"Mean Mr Mustard" (remixes 20-24, from take 35); "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (edit piece remix 37, from take 27); "Polythene Pam"/"She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" (remixes 20-32, from take 40); "You Never Give Me Your Money" into "Sun King"/"Mean Mr Mustard" (stereo crossfade remixes 1-11, from sound effects take 5 of "You Never Give Me Your Money"). Mono recording: John Lennon interviewed by Kenny Everett. (The only interview documented on a recording sheet, because studio equipment and tape was used. Everett took away the only copy.) Editing: "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (of stereo remixes 34, 37); "Sun King"/"Mean Mr Mustard" (of remix stereo 22) joined to "Polythene Pam"/"She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" (of remix stereo 32). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
"Bangla-Desh" number 2 (Dutch Tipparade).
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. "Art Spectrum", modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: "Cold Turkey", "The Ballad Of John And Yoko", "Give Peace A Chance", "Instant Karma!", "Up Your Legs Forever".
"Melody Maker" publishs Part Three of it's interview with Ringo while on the set of the movie "Blindman".
"Got To Get You Into My Life" number 1 (Canadian RPM Magazine).
"Let 'Em In" number 3 (US Billboard).
"Let 'Em In" number 16 (Dutch Tipparade).
US single release: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"/"With A Little Help From My Friends"//"A Day In The Life" (Capitol 4612).
US single release: "Arrow Through Me"/"Old Siam, Sir" (Columbia 1-11070).
Day Nine of Double Fantasy
sessions: John records "Forgive Me My Little Flower Princess" and more takes of "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)".
In the US, the Beatles' newsreel film "This Is The Week That Beatlemania Was" screened in limited cinema release.
"Ebony And Ivory" number 1, 4th week (Hitkrant Europarade).
New York's Museum of Broadcasting showcase Beatles achieve clips documentary "The Beatles Early Days" and several other films from the museum's personal collection, including the "Ed Sullivan Show" appearances and excerpts from their Washington, D.C. concert on February 11, 1964.
Abbey Road's Number Two studio presents "The Beatles At Abbey Road", 3 times a day.
The "Art Of The Beatles" Exhibition, portraying 30 years of the group in the form of cartoons, paintings, photographs, album covers, lithographs and sculptures, continues.
Michael Jackson outbids Yoko and Paul to secure the ATV Music Publishing catalogue. At $47.5m, he gains the rights to more than 250 songs written by Lennon and McCartney.
The "Beatle City" exhibition runs at the West End marketplace in Dallas, Texas.
The official release of "The Prince's Trust Concert 1987", featuring George and Ringo, takes place.
A pizza-stained piece of paper signed by three of the four Beatles sold for $48,000 to an anonymous collector at an auction in Melbourne. John, Paul and George all signed the paper during their 1964 tour of Australia. A fan managed to get the autographs while the band was staying in a hotel in Adelaide.
Sixteen solo Lennon albums were made available to download on iTunes for the first time. A deal was approved by Yoko Ono following a lengthy legal battle between Apple Corps and Apple Inc., which owns iTunes.
Paul performs in concert at Mosaic Stadium, Regina, SK, Canada (Out There World Tour).
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.
Yoko's Half-A-Wind Show - A Retrospective is displayed at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It shows a major retrospective of well over a hundred works. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to orient ourselves broadly in Yoko’s multifaceted artistic universe, pinpointing central themes of her career and demonstrating the diversity of media and disciplines with which she works.
Paul performs in concert at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA (2014 Out There World Tour).