That Magic Feeling: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy. 1966-1970. Volume Two

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Three Rivers Press, 2009 - 403 էջ
From Revolver to Let It Be, That Magic Feeling: The Beatles Recorded Legacy, Volume Two, 1966--1970, continues the chronicle of the group's spectacular career from its creative zenith to its irrevocable split

As the Beatles moved into the mid and late 1960s, their collective and individual musical talent and innovations evolved at an unparalleled pace. Like its companion volume, Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, Volume One, 1957--1965, this unique work thoroughly chronicles all known and available Beatles recordings during this period of incredible creative growth.

Have you ever watched a Beatles film clip and wondered:
* Where was that filmed?
* Is any more of that footage available?

Have you ever heard a Beatles interview and asked:
* When was that taped?
* Where's the best place to find the complete recording?

That Magic Feeling answers these and thousands of similar questions. With more than 500 entries, it includes recording sessions, concerts, newsreel footage, press clips, TV and film performances, home movies, radio interviews, documentaries, studio outtakes, home demos, and alternative mixes-all of which are given complete coverage for the first time.

Author John C. Winn has spent two decades poring over, scrutinizing, organizing, and analyzing hundreds of hours of audio and video recordings and compiling them into a digestible chronological framework, creating the ultimate reference guide to the Beatles' legendary musical and cultural evolution.
 

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chapter 1

1966: Take This, Brother

January 5 John Lennon attends a party at the home of singer P. J. Proby in London.

January 8 While Paul visits his family in Liverpool, the rest of the Beatles attend a party at Mick Jagger''s London townhouse.

January 12 John and Ringo fly to Port of Spain, Trinidad, for a vacation with their wives.

George and Pattie nightclub at Dolly''s disco with Mick Jagger.

January 21 George marries Patricia Ann Boyd at Esher Register Office; in a reversal of Ringo''s wedding, Paul is the only other Beatle in the country and stands in as best man. A reception follows at Kinfauns.

January 23 John and Ringo return to London from their vacation in Trinidad.

January 31 Paul and George, with Jane and Pattie, attend the premiere of the play How''s the World Treating You? at Wyndham''s Theatre in London.

February 3 Paul attends Stevie Wonder''s show at the Scotch of St. James nightclub.

February 4 George and Pattie attend the play Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs at the Garrick Theatre.

February 8 Newlyweds George and Pattie fly from London to Barbados for their honeymoon.

February 12 John and Ringo nightclub at the Scotch of St. James.

February 13 John, Paul, and Ringo attend a party at Brian Epstein''s house.

February 21 U.S. release of "Nowhere Man"/"What Goes On" single.

February 23 Paul attends a performance of electronic music by Luciano Berio at the Italian Institute.

February 25 George and Pattie return to London from their Barbados honeymoon.

March 4 UK release of Yesterday EP.

Maureen Cleave''s interview with John is published in the Evening Standard. Buried in the middle of the piece is the following quote from John: "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn''t argue with that; I''m right and I will be proved right. We''re more popular than Jesus now. I don''t know which will go first--rock-and-roll or Christianity." Reaction is minimal in Britain; when read within the context of the entire article, the statement is less inflammatory.

March 6 Paul and his girlfriend, Jane Asher, fly from London to Klosters, Switzerland, for a brief ski vacation.

March 20 Paul and Jane return to London.

March 24 The Beatles, their wives, and Brian Epstein attend the premiere of the film Alfie (in which Paul''s girlfriend, Jane Asher, plays a small role) at the Plaza Haymarket Cinema.

March 25 Robert Whitaker shoots a series of photos of the Beatles at Oluf Nissen''s studio in the Vale, Chelsea. Most notably, the group pose in butchers smocks surrounded by raw meat and dismembered baby dolls.

March 26 Paul and his brother Michael watch their father''s racehorse win the Hylton Plate at Aintree Race Course.

March 28 George and Ringo attend Roy Orbison''s concert at the Walthamstowe Granada Cinema.

April 1 John and Paul visit the Indica Gallery, which opened the previous month with a £5,000 contribution from Paul.

April 6 Sessions for the Revolver LP begin at EMI Studios.

April 18 John and George attend the Lovin'' Spoonful''s concert at the Marquee Club.

May 1 The Beatles give their final British concert, performing at the New Musical Express Poll Winners'' Concert at the Empire Pool. Though most of the show is videotaped for ABC, the Beatles'' set goes undocumented due to contractual disputes.

May 19 John and Paul, along with Keith Moon, spend all night listening to the advance copy of Pet Sounds, brought over by Beach Boy Bruce Johnston.

May 20 John and Cynthia attend a party in London with Mick Jagger.

May 27 John and Bob Dylan are filmed in the backseat of Dylan''s limo en route from John''s Weybridge home to the May Fair Hotel. That night, John and George attend Bob Dylan''s concert at the Royal Albert Hall; later, Paul, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones socialize at Dolly''s, a nightclub.

May 30 U.S. release of "Paperback Writer"/"Rain" single.

John''s limo is pulled over for speeding while attempting to evade a carful of Beatles fans.

May 31 Ringo is photographed at home for Beatles Monthly magazine.

June 1 George attends Ravi Shankar''s concert at the Royal Albert Hall; soon afterward they meet for the first time at Peter Sellers''s home.

June 10 UK release of "Paperback Writer"/"Rain" single.

June 16 Paul purchases a farm near the Mull of Kintyre in Campbeltown, Scotland.

The Beatles receive cholera vaccinations (for their upcoming far eastern tour) at BOAC Air Terminal, Victoria Railway Station.

June 20 U.S. release of "Yesterday" . . . And Today LP.

June 22 The Beatles attend the pre-opening night celebrations at Sibylla''s, a nightclub cofinanced by George.

June 23 The Beatles fly from London to Munich to begin their final world tour.

June 27 The Beatles fly from Hamburg to London Airport to catch a connecting flight to Japan, their next scheduled destination. A decidedly unscheduled typhoon reroutes them to Alaska, where they spend the night at a hotel in Anchorage.

July 3 The Beatles fly from Tokyo to Manila with a stopover in Hong Kong.

July 4 The Beatles offend Imelda, wife of Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos, by missing a ceremonial luncheon at Malacañang Palace.

July 5 The Beatles are harassed by police, government officials, and angry mobs as they make their way to the airport without the promised escorts. They fly from Manila to India via Bangkok, arriving at New Delhi to hundreds of Indian Beatles fans, much to their bewilderment.

July 8 The Beatles return to London Airport in the early morning hours.

UK release of Nowhere Man EP.

July 29 Datebook, a U.S. teen fan magazine, publishes Maureen Cleave''s March 4 interview with John, under the misleading banner headline "More Popular Than Jesus."

August 2 George visits his mother-in-law''s home in Devon.

August 5 UK release of Revolver LP.

UK release of "Yellow Submarine"/"Eleanor Rigby" single.

August 8 U.S. release of Revolver LP.

U.S. release of "Yellow Submarine"/"Eleanor Rigby" single.

August 11 The Beatles fly from London to Chicago (via Boston) for their final concert tour; that night, John explains his remarks about religion, with a pair of remarkable press conferences at the Astor Towers Hotel in Chicago.

August 19 At the evening concert at Memphis''s Mid- South Coliseum, a cherry bomb is thrown onstage during "If I Needed Someone."

August 29 The last Beatles concert, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, is taped by press officer Tony Barrow on a C-60 cassette with a portable recorder pointed toward the general direction of the stage. On the flight back to Los Angeles after the show, the Beatles agree to cease touring for at least the immediate future.

August 30 The Beatles fly overnight from Los Angeles to London.

August 31 The Beatles arrive back at London Airport.

September 5 John flies to Hanover, West Germany, to the set of How I Won the War.

September 6 John has his hair cropped into a crew cut for his role as Private Gripweed; filming begins for How I Won the War.

September 14 Shooting of How I Won the War concludes at Celle, West Germany.

George and Pattie Harrison fly to Bombay to study yoga and meditation; George also begins sitar lessons under the guidance of Ravi Shankar.

September 15 Paul attends a free-form music concert at the Royal College of Art.

John and Neil Aspinall travel to Paris.

September 16 Paul and Brian Epstein join John and Neil for the weekend.

September 18 John and Neil travel to Almeria, Spain, to continue filming How I Won the War.

September 19 George holds a press conference at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Bombay.

Shooting for How I Won the War continues on location in Carboneras, in southern Spain.

September 27 Brian Epstein checks in to the Priory Hospital for recuperation and a complete physical following his apparent suicide attempt earlier in the month.

October 4 Ringo and Maureen fly from London to Spain and join John on the set of How I Won the War.

October 15 Dressed in an Arabian costume, Paul attends the opening night celebration for the underground paper International Times, held at the Roundhouse in London.

October 22 George and Pattie fly from India to London.

October 26 George welcomes Ravi Shankar on the arrival of Ravi''s flight at London Airport.

October 31 Donovan arrives at George''s bungalow for a week-long visit.

November 6 John''s last day of location shooting How I Won the War.

Paul flies from Kent to France and spends a week driving through the countryside before meeting up with Mal Evans at Bordeaux.

November 7 John flies from Madrid to London.

November 9 John is formally introduced to Yoko Ono, the artist of Unfinished Paintings and Objects, the day before the avant-garde exhibit opens at the Indica Gallery.

November 11 John and Cynthia attend a Ben E. King performance at the Scotch of St. James nightclub.

November 12 Paul and Mal drive from Bordeaux to Spain, where they had intended to visit John on the film set. Since his part has wrapped early, they drive to Seville, fly to Madrid, have a layover in Rome, and f

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