This Day in Beatle History

April 2

2013 (Apr 2) - Paul Helps Fund Restoration of Motown Records Grand Piano

A grand piano used in the Motown Records studios was fully restored and put on display at a museum dedicated to the legendary record label in Detroit. Sir Paul McCartney helped fund the restoration of the 1877 Steinway, which was originally in Motown’s Studio B.and was used to create hits for names including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Edwin Starr.

April 3

1965 (Apr 3) - The Beatles Appear on 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'

The Beatles appear on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’. The performance had been recorded March 28th, and was their first television appearance for the year.

1967 (Apr 3) - George Harrison Records 'Within You Without You' Vocals

Working on The Beatles Sgt. Pepper album at Abbey Road studios in London, George Harrison recorded his lead vocal on his song ‘Within You Without You’. as well as a sitar part, and some acoustic guitar parts.

1969 (Apr 3) - John & Yoko Interviewed 'In Bag'

John and Yoko are interviewed from inside a white bag for the Eamonn Andrews TV show.

April 4

1964 (Apr 4) - Beatles Hold Top Five Spots in the US

The Beatles held the top five places on the US singles chart, at No. 5 ‘Please Please Me’, No.4 ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, No.3, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, No.2 ‘Love Me Do’ and at No.1 ‘Can’t Buy Me Love.’ They also had another nine singles on the chart, bringing their total to fourteen singles on the Hot 100.

April 5

1962 (Apr 5) - Beatles Fan Club Presents Cavern Club Performance

The Beatles performed at The Cavern Club in Liverpool as part of a special night presented by the Beatles’ fan club. The Beatles wear their black leather outfits for the first half of the performance, for old time’s sake, then change into their new suits for the second half of the show.

1963 (Apr 5) - Beatles Get First 'Silver Disc'

The Beatles get a silver disc, their first, for ‘Please Please Me’. They later perform a short set for EMI staff.

1964 (Apr 5) - Beatles Film 'A Hard Day's Night' Opening Scene

The Beatles film the opening scene from ‘A Hard Days Night’. In the scene they are seen running away from rabid female fans at London’s Marylebone train station.

April 6

1965 (Apr 6) - UK EP Release of 'Beatles For Sale'

‘Beatles For Sale’ EP released in the UK. Contains ‘No Reply’, ‘I’m A Loser’, ‘Rock and Roll Music’ and ‘Eight Days A Week’.

1966 (Apr 6) - First 'Revolver' Sessions at Abbey Road

The first session of what would become The Beatles album Revolver started in the evening at Abbey Road studios London, with the recording of the basic track of a new John Lennon song ‘Tomorrow Never Knows.’

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