Wednesday, 25th April, 1962 At some point this week, while still continuing to fulfill their gig at the Star-Club in Hamburg, The Beatles completed another recording session with producer Bert Kaempfert. The session was in effect a “buy out” with Kaempfert insisting on recording two more songs as condition of him agreeing to Brian Epstein’s [...]
Archive for April, 2007
Thanks to the fine folks at Maccaspan.com you can listen to Paul McCartney’s new single, “Ever Present Past,”Â just by clicking on the picture below. – Enjoy.
Monday, 23rd April, 1962 The single “My Bonnie / The Saints” by Tony Sheridan and The Beat Boys (John, Paul, George and Pete), recorded the previous year in Hamburg, is released in the USA on the Decca label.
Uncut reports that an archive Beatles ITN news documentary from 1966 has been made available for video download through digital company Wippit.Â The 23 minute documentary was only ever aired once in the UK and featured the Beatles’ controversial tour of the US in 1966, which followed the interview that John Lennon gave claiming that [...]
Saturday, 21st April, 1962 The Beatles complete the first week of their seven week engagment at the Star-Club in Hamburg. The previous evening (Friday 20th April) would be their only day off during the whole seven week period.
Thursday, 19th April, 1962 The latest edition (19th April – 3 May, 1962)of Mersey Beat included the following Beatles related items: Â ”News From Germany,” a report on The Beatles reception and debut at the Star-Club in Hamburg. An obituary for Stuart Sutcliffe A notice from The Beatles Fan Club looking for new members. A report [...]
The New Musical Express (NME) website is reporting that Julian Lennon (above) has sold a financial stake in his late father John’s legendary compositions for The Beatles.Â The deal was made with Primary Wave Music Publishing.Â The sell-off relates to the songwriting income generated from The Beatles compositions, as opposed to the publishing rights, which [...]
Friday, 13th April, 1962 The Beatles start a seven week engagement at Hamburg’s newest rock venue, The Star-Club on Grosse Freiheit. During the engagement the Beatles would play every night except one (April 20th) and were contracted to play four hours one night and three the next. They played a one hour on, one hour [...]
Reuters is reporting that the company representing The Beatles has settled a 30 million-pound ($59 million) royalty dispute with EMI Group in a deal that could finally pave the way for the Liverpool band’s music to go online.Apple Corps, the company owned by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the families of John Lennon and George [...]
Thursday, 12th April, 1962 George Harrison and Brian Epstein arrive in Hamburg to join Paul, John, & Pete in preparation for their upcoming engagement at the Star-Club.