Recording: PS I Love You, Love Me Do, Please Please Me

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Ron Richards
Engineer: Norman Smith

Following the session on 4 September, where The Beatles recorded How Do You Do It and Love Me Do, EMI hastily arranged for them to return to London for a third attempt to complete their debut single. Read more »

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

Because of The Beatles' second recording session at EMI Studios the day before, a previously-arranged lunchtime appearance scheduled for this day at the Cavern Club was switched to the following day; it wasn't known if The Beatles would have returned to Liverpool in time.

They did, however, arrive back in the city in time to make an evening appearance at the venue. This was The Beatles' 98th evening show at the Cavern, and their 227th overall, including lunchtime performances. Read more »

Recording: How Do You Do It, Love Me Do

Studio Two/Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Following The Beatles' first session for EMI on 6 June 1962, they returned for a second attempt at recording their debut single. This was Ringo Starr's first recording session with the group. Read more »