The Beatles’ diary -- April 1962

April 1962

Sometime during April (date unknown) Polydor released a Tony Sheridan EP in France called ‘Mr. Twist’ containing the songs ‘My Bonnie’, ‘The Saints’, ‘Why’ and ‘Cry For A Shadow’. John and George thus became the first two members to get one of their own compositions in the shops.

Sunday, 1st April

Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

Monday, 2nd April

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

They played another show at the Pavilion Theatre in Liverpool later in the day.

Wednesday, 4th April

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Thursday, 5th April

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Friday, 6th April

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

They played another show at the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton, Wallasey later in the day.

Saturday, 7th April

Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

They played another show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool later in the day.

Sunday, 8th April

Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

Tuesday, 10th April

Stuart Sutcliffe died of a brain haemorrhage. Astrid found him on the stairs and rushed him to hospital, but he passed away in the ambulance. He was just twenty-two years old.

Wednesday, 11th April

‘My Bonnie’ single – front cover ReleasedUSA single. My Bonnie Peak position: Billboard – Didn’t enter; Cashbox – Didn’t enter; Record World – Didn’t enter

The Beatles flew to Hamburg for a two-month stint at The Star-Club. They had to go, because it was the only way that Brian could release them from the short-term contract that they’d signed with Berthold back in June 1961.

Friday, 13th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Their first gig at The Star-Club. Anyone who expected to see the same old show was sorely disappointed. Gone were the leather jackets, the shouting, swearing and fighting on stage, and in were the smart suits, even smarter haircuts and regulated stage-sets.

Saturday, 14th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Sunday, 15th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Monday, 16th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Tuesday, 17th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Wednesday, 18th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Thursday, 19th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Friday, 20th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Saturday, 21st April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Sunday, 22nd April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Monday, 23rd April

Recording session at Friedrich Ebert Halle during which they recorded Sweet Georgia Brown and Swanee River.

They also performed at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Tuesday, 24th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Wednesday, 25th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Thursday, 26th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Friday, 27th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Saturday, 28th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Sunday, 29th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.

Monday, 30th April

Performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, as part of their Star-Club residency.


 
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