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Day after day: the Beatles' history
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2 March 2010
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Joe
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Thanks MJB. Yes, that's the case. This site's been online for just under two years (my domain renewal comes up later this month), and in that time there's been... a fair amount of content added (I once worked out it was well over 100,000 words, the size of an average novel, but it'll have gone up significantly since then). I'm not done yet. If there are gaps it's because there's just one of me, and I have a day job and long-suffering wife to spend the occasional hour with a-hard-days-night-paul-7

The history section has most key dates from the 1930s to The Beatles' break-up in 1970, plus a few random dates thereafter. My focus is on getting The Beatles' history itself fully furnished (that's all the live dates, recording sessions, TV/radio appearances etc). I've currently done everything up to June 1963, although for now I've missed out 1961 and 1962. I'll go back to them after I've done the other years, but I got bored of writing about tiny gigs across England and finding map locations for no-longer-extant ballrooms and theatres.

Eventually, if I'm still alive, I'll consider doing a full day-by-day up to the present day providing I can find reliable sources. Lennon's death in 1980 is absolutely something I'm going to add, though, sometime this year prior to the anniversary. Thanks for the suggestion about Stuart Sutcliffe' death - I'm not sure why I missed out that one, though it's probably because I've skipped past 1962 for now. I'll add it to my endless to-do list a-hard-days-night-george-6

7 March 2010
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Because he was cremated on 10 December and I haven't written that page (yet). There's a lot of stuff before and after that day that's worth writing about, including the reaction of the other Beatles, but for now I'll leave it as it is.

Thanks to those who left corrections – I'm amending the pages now.

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9 March 2010
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Joe said:

Because he was cremated on 10 December and I haven't written that page (yet). There's a lot of stuff before and after that day that's worth writing about, including the reaction of the other Beatles, but for now I'll leave it as it is.

Thanks to those who left corrections – I'm amending the pages now.


I actually meant the part where he was taken to Roosevelt Hospital and pronounced dead there etc. Maybe that ticked over the midnight hour? 
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10 March 2010
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Glad you found it. I did try and make the multiple pages a bit more prominent a while ago, hence the boxes around the numbers. Maybe I can do more to highlight them. The longer articles tend to be the more interesting ones, and it would be a shame if people didn't find all the content.

I think Jack Douglas has been a little more willing to talk about the Double Fantasy/Milk And Honey sessions recently, and there's bound to be plenty of interviews later this year. We'll see what he says. It was really tantalising of him to reveal that he'd destroyed those tapes and not to say what was on them. I wonder if he regrets it now.

EDIT I've just moved the page number boxes so they're a bit more prominent. They were beneath the bookmarking buttons on the page, which might have hidden them a little.

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11 March 2010
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Joe said:

Glad you found it. I did try and make the multiple pages a bit more prominent a while ago, hence the boxes around the numbers. Maybe I can do more to highlight them. The longer articles tend to be the more interesting ones, and it would be a shame if people didn't find all the content.

I think Jack Douglas has been a little more willing to talk about the Double Fantasy/Milk And Honey sessions recently, and there's bound to be plenty of interviews later this year. We'll see what he says. It was really tantalising of him to reveal that he'd destroyed those tapes and not to say what was on them. I wonder if he regrets it now.

EDIT I've just moved the page number boxes so they're a bit more prominent. They were beneath the bookmarking buttons on the page, which might have hidden them a little.


 

I think I was caught up in the emotion of reading that I failed to see another page.....

And yes, it will be THIRTY years come December. Bloody hell - that's frightening a-hard-days-night-john-7

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