1962

Radio: The Talent Spot

This was The Beatles’ first radio session in London. It was recorded at the BBC Paris Studio on Regent Street.

Recording: Please Please Me single

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded their second single, Please Please Me, during a three hour session at Abbey Road’s studio two on 26 November 1962.

Live: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey

This was The Beatles’ 24th show at the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton, Wallasey. The Beatles returned to Liverpool quickly following their lunchtime audition for the BBC in London.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

This was The Beatles’ 113th evening show at the Cavern Club. It was also the 43rd occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)

The Beatles gave their 145th lunchtime performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club on this day. It was also the 43rd occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.

Live: Floral Hall, Southport

This was The Beatles’ second appearance at the Floral Hall on the Promenade in Southport, Lancashire. They gave two ‘houses’ – performances – for different audiences in the evening.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

The Beatles’ 112th evening show at the Cavern Club took place on this date. They topped a bill which also featured The Merseybeats and Paul Hartigan’s Jazz Band.

Radio: The Friday Spectacular

This was The Beatles’ second appearance on the Radio Luxembourg show The Friday Spectacular, following their earlier recording on 8 October 1962.

Travel: Hamburg to Liverpool

Having performed the last date of their second residency at Hamburg’s Star-Club the night before, The Beatles began their return journey to Liverpool on this day.

Live: Star-Club, Hamburg

This was the final date of The Beatles’ second residency at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany, situated on Gro├če Freiheit off the Reeperbahn.