EMI’s German counterpart, Electrola Gesellschaft, wanted The Beatles to re-record the vocals on their biggest hits, She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand, in German. Although The Beatles and George Martin thought this unnecessary, the recording session was originally scheduled to take place on this day.
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William Mann, The Times newspaper’s music critic, wrote this famous discourse on The Beatles’ music in the first flush of Beatlemania.
The Beatles had a day off from their 1963 Autumn Tour on this day but, rather than spend it relaxing, they attended a ceremony held at EMI House in London, where they were given a number of silver presentation discs to mark their extraordinary record sales.
On this day Paul McCartney was fined £31 and disqualified from driving for one year, after having been stopped by police on 14 June 1963 for driving over the speed limit.
With the success of The Beatles looking assured, and expectations for better things as their fame grew across the United Kingdom, Brian Epstein formed The Beatles Limited to handle their legal and business affairs.
On this day The Beatles were awarded their first silver disc, for sales of more than 250,000 copies of their single Please Please Me.
On their only day off during their third and final residency at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany, The Beatles ate Christmas dinner at the city’s British seaman’s mission.
This was The Beatles’ second appearance at the Floral Hall on the Promenade in Southport, Lancashire. They gave two ‘houses’ – performances – for different audiences in the evening.
The Beatles took part in only three official autograph signing sessions. This was the first, and took place at Dawson’s Music Shop on Church Street in Widnes, Cheshire.
Two days before their first Abbey Road recording session, The Beatles undertook a second day of rehearsals at the Cavern Club, Liverpool.
The Beatles’ first Abbey Road recording session was booked for 6 June 1962, and the group needed to prepare material.
This was the 20th performance given by The Beatles at Aintree Institute, which was situated at Longmoor Lane in Aintree, Liverpool. It was put on by Brian Kelly for his Beekay Promotions.
Furious that The Beatles had made a verbal agreement to play at rival Peter Eckhorn’s Top Ten Club, Kaiserkeller owner Bruno Koschmider terminated their contract. Despite this, they continued to perform at the club for another three weeks.
The Cavern Club, which was to become world-famous after The Beatles performed there nearly 200 times, opened its doors for the first time on the night of 16 January 1957.
Paul McCartney saw skiffle king Lonnie Donegan perform at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre on this day.