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Today in Beatles History

April 22

1963
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Side By Side' broadcast (recorded 1 April 1963).

1964
'Please Please Me' LP, 57th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 22nd week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love', 5th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

St Lukes Road, London. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night'. Car stealing scene.

Notting Hill, London. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night': start of Ringo solo walkabout (St Lukes Road, Lancaster Road, All Saints Road).

Early morning. Hammersmith Odeon, London. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night': running down the iron staircase.
Evening. Australia House, London. Cocktail party thrown in the Beatles' honour by the Right Honourable Sir Eric Harrison, Australian High Commissioner.

1965
'Ticket To Ride' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).

1966
Brian Epstein Automobiles Limited changes name to Brydor Cars Limited.

Studio 2. 2.30-11.30pm. Recording: 'Taxman' (tape reduction take 11 into take 12, overdub onto take 12); 'Mark I' (working title of 'Tomorrow Never Knows') (overdub onto take 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Addition of 'Mr Wilson, Mr Heath' backing vocals to 'Taxman'.

1968
George returns to England.

1969
John changes his name to John Ono Lennon, on the roof of 3 Savile Row.

11.00pm-4.30am. Studio 2. John and Yoko record 'John and Yoko'.

1982
Startling Studios. Recording overdubs for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar.


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Data last updated March 18, 2021.



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