Monday, August 2, 2010

August 2 - Today in Beatles History

George Harrison, George Harrison Swimming, George Harrison Ocean

Performance at the Cavern.

Concert at the River Park Ballroom, Chester.

It is reported that the Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, have sold, in the UK only, over 2.5 million records in 6 months.

Concert at the Grafton Ballroom, Liverpool.
Provisional timings:
7.30-8.30. Chick Graham and the Coasters.
8.30-9.30. Sonny Webb and the Cascades.
9.30-10.00. The Beatles.
10.00-11.00. The Undertakers.
11.00-11.30. The Beatles.
11.30-12.30. The Dennisons.

Concert at the Gaumont, Bournemouth.

Epstein makes it clear to the British press that there will be no more UK Beatles tours in 1965 (decision which will turn out to be reversed). He announces that Cilla Black will make her debut in pantomime in 'Little Red Riding Hood', Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas will open in 'Mother Goose', and Gerry and the Pacemakers in 'Cinderella'.

George visits the Ravi Shankar's music school, in Los Angeles.

Trident Studios. 2.00pm-1.30am. Stereo mixing: 'Hey Jude' (remixes 1-3, from take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

Badfinger records in one day 'Come And Get It', at Abbey Road Studios. Paul produces the session.

'Give Peace A Chance' number 2, 4th week in the Top 28 (Billboard).

Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Mixing for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar, assisted by Terry Nelson. Ringo and Joe Walsh are in attendance.

Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

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