March 1963

Editing, mixing: From Me To You

Studio Two control room, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Although The Beatles were not present, George Martin oversaw mixes of From Me To You during a three-hour session on this day.

Live: Rialto Theatre, York

As with the previous night’s show in Bedford, John Lennon was unable to perform due to illness, so The Beatles took to the stage as a three-piece.

Recording, mixing: Thank You Girl

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Although John Lennon was suffering from a heavy cold which meant he missed this and the previous night’s shows, he travelled down to Abbey Road in the morning to overdub a harmonica onto Thank You Girl, the b-side to their forthcoming single From… Read more »

Live: Granada Cinema, Bedford

This was The Beatles’ third and final show in Bedford, although only three of them took to the stage. John Lennon was bed-bound with a heavy cold, and so Paul McCartney and George Harrison re-arranged the group’s songs to share the vocal parts between them.

Radio: The Friday Spectacular

The Beatles’ UK tour with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez had a rest day on 10 and 11 March 1963. On this second day, however, the group made an appearance – their fourth and final one – on the Radio Luxembourg show The Friday Spectacular.

Live: Hippodrome, Birmingham

The second date of The Beatles’ UK tour with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez took them to the Hippodrome Theatre in Birmingham.

Live: Granada Cinema, London

Just five days after their tour with Helen Shapiro ended, The Beatles embarked on another. Their second theatre tour began at the Granada Cinema on Barking Road, East Ham, London.

Radio: Here We Go

The Beatles appeared five times on the BBC Light Programme’s radio show Here We Go (initially known as Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go). This was the final occasion.

Recording: From Me To You, Thank You Girl, One After 909

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Although the Please Please Me album had not yet been released, The Beatles returned to EMI Studios once again to record their third single From Me To You.

Photo session in London

In the morning of 5 March 1963, prior to recording their third single From Me To You, The Beatles took part in a photography session in London.

Live: Plaza Ballroom, St Helens

This was The Beatles’ fifth and final appearance at the Plaza Ballroom in St Helens, Lancashire. They had first performed there on 25 June 1962.

Television: ABC At Large

Following their performance in Sheffield as part of the Helen Shapiro tour, The Beatles travelled to Didsbury Studio Centre in Manchester for a live appearance on ABC TV’s show ABC At Large.

Live: City Hall, Sheffield

This was The Beatles’ first appearance at Sheffield’s City Hall, as part of their UK tour with Helen Shapiro. They performed at the venue on five occasions in total: four in 1963 and once in 1964.