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The Beatles on this Day 26.4.

1963

  • UK LP release: 'Please Please Me' (stereo version).
    UK single release: 'Do You Want To Know A Secret'/'I'll Be On My Way', 1st record by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

1964

  • Performance for the New Musical Express Poll Winner's Concert at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Filmed by ABC-TV.
    Other acts: The Searchers, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five, Gerry and the Pacemakers.
    Gene Loving, Louise Harrison Caldwell and George's mother present at the concert and the Beatles dressing room before the show. Gene records interviews with the Beatles, and after the show the three go to Liverpool.

1966

  • Studio 2. 2.30pm-2.45am. Recording: 'And Your Bird Can Sing' [re-make] (takes 3-13, overdub onto take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1967

  • 3rd performance of Donovan at the Saville Theatre.
  • Studio 3. 7.00pm-2.00am. Recording: 'Magical Mystery Tour' (overdub onto take 8, tape reduction take 8 into take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1969

  • 2.30-4.15pm. 2nd stereo mix of 'John and Yoko'. 1st work of Richard Langham back with the Beatles.
    Studio 2. 4.30pm-4.15am. Recording: 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); 'Octopus's Garden' (takes 1-32). Producer: Chris Thomas/The Beatles; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
    Recording of 1st Paul's vocal trial for 'Oh! Darling'. 1st session of Richard Langham back as 2nd engineer, returning from Europe.
  • Richard Asher disappears.
  • 'Yellow Submarine' LP, 15th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
    'Get Back', number 1.

1975

  • 'Stand By Me', 4th week in the Top 40 (Billboard).

1978

  • Recording of NBC-TV's show 'Ringo'.

2004