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Today in Beatles History

September 25

'She Loves You' number 1, 4th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 27th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

UK single release: 'Gotta Get A Hold On Myself', first record of Michael Haslam.

Brian reveals that while in the USA, a syndicate of businessmen offered him 3.5 million pounds for his interests in the Beatles. He rejected the offer.

Start of US screenings of 'The Beatles' cartoon series.

Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.00am. Recording: 'The Fool On The Hill' (takes 1-3, tape reduction take 3 into take 4, overdub onto take 4). Mono mixing: 'The Fool On The Hill' (remix 1, from take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
First proper recording of 'The Fool On The Hill'.

Studio 2. 7.30pm-5.00am. Editing: 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand' (working title of 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun') (of takes 53, 65, called take 65). Recording: 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand' (working title of 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun') (overdub onto take 65).
Studio 2. 5.00-6.15am. Mono mixing: 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand' (working title of 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun') (remixes 1, 2, from take 65). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady.
Recording of 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun' vocals.

ATV obtains the 54% of the shares of Northern Songs Ltd, becoming its main shareholder.

EMI. John records 'Cold Turkey'. Remix of tapes of Plastic Ono Band Toronto performance. First Beatle returning to Abbey Road.

A tape of the Beatles playing 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko' is shown on the programme 'Music Scene'. [22 September?]

Press reception for the release of a White Trash cover of 'Golden Slumbers'. John and Yoko appear.
London Pavilion. Premiere of John Schlesinger's 'Midnight Cowboy'. Paul and Linda attend.

US 'Forbes' magazine cover: 'Guess Who's Back'.

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Data last updated March 18, 2021.

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