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The Beatles on this Day 17.7.


  • Epstein signs a contract for the Beatles to perform at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, in January 1964.
  • The Playhouse Theatre, London. 8.45-9.45pm. Recording for BBC's 'Easy Beat': 'I Saw Her Standing There'; 'A Shot Of Rythm And Blues'; 'There's A Place'; 'Twist And Shout'.
    Only live take of 'A Shot Of Rythm And Blues'.
  • 'Please Please Me' LP, 17th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).


  • BBC Paris Studio, London. 2.45-6.15pm. Recording for BBC's 'From Us To You' (4th edition): 'From Us To You'; 'Long Tall Sally'; 'If I Fell'; 'I'm Happy Just To Dance With You'; 'Things We Said Today'; 'I Should Have Known Better'; 'Boys'; 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!'; 'A Hard Day's Night'; 'From Us To You'.
    Only live take of 'I'm Happy Just To Dance With You'.
  • UK single release: 'From A Window', with Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.


  • ABC-TV broadcasts a part of 'Help!'.


  • US single release: 'All You Need is Love'/'Baby, You're A Rich Man'.
  • Harry Epstein dies, in Bournemouth. Clive, from Liverpool, calls Brian to Chapel Street.


  • London Pavilion. 'Yellow Submarine' premiere. Ringo, Maureen, Paul, John, Yoko and George attend.
    After the premiere, party at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, which named its new discoteque 'Yellow Submarine' for the event.


  • Studio 3. 2.30-6.30pm. Recording: 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 16). Studio 2. 6.30-11.15pm. Recording: 'Octopus's Garden' (overdub onto take 32). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
    Recording of Paul's lead vocal trial for 'Oh! Darling' and vocals and sound effects for 'Octopus's Garden'.


  • The US Immigration and Naturalization Service Board denies John's appeal and orders him to leave the country within sixty days or face deportation.


  • Westwood One broadcasts 'Oobu Joobu', Part 10.