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The Beatles on this Day 22.7.


  • Peter Asher is born. [22 June 1944?]


  • Beatles' English tour begins, with Gerry and the Pacemakers and Tommy Quickly, at Weston-Super-Mare, Odeon Cinema. Tommy Quickly's debut on stage. Photographer Dezo Hoffmann present.
  • US LP release: 'Introducing The Beatles'.


  • 'A Hard Day's Night' single number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
    'With The Beatles', 35th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).


  • Photographer Michael Cooper opens his studio at Chelsea Manor Studios, London.
  • Brian, suffering from glandular fever, cancels a trip to the USA planned for the weekend of 23-24 July.


  • John and Julian fly from the Heathrow Airport for a holiday in Greece.


  • Studio 1. 7.00pm-1.40am. Recording: 'Don't Pass Me By' (edit pieces takes 1-4); 'Good Night' (takes 23-34, overdub onto take 34). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
    Recording of intro for 'Don't Pass Me By' and of 'A Beginning'.
    7.00-10.30pm. Recording: 'Good Night' (orchestra).
    10.30-11.50pm. Recording: 'Good Night' (choir).
    11.50pm-1.40am. Recording: 'Good Night' (lead vocal).
    Visits at the studio: Lulu, Davy Jones, Twiggy, Franco Zeffirelli, Francie Schwartz. [5 June, 6 June, 12 July?]


  • Studio 3. 2.30-9.30pm. Recording: 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); 'Come Together' (overdub onto take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
    Recording of lead vocal trial for 'Oh! Darling'.


  • Pavilion, Montreaux, Switzerland. Wings performance ('Wings Over Europe' tour).


  • Sweet Silence Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark. Recording: 'On The Rebound'; 'She's So In Love'. Producer: Russ Ballard; Engineer: David De Vore.
    Orchestra overdub.


  • Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).


  • Paul concert at the Carter Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina (Get Back Tour).