August 1963

Live: Odeon Cinema, Southport

This was the last of The Beatles’ six consecutive dates in the English seaside town of Southport, Lancashire. They played two houses on each night.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Southport

This was the fifth of The Beatles’ six consecutive dates in the English seaside town of Southport, Lancashire. They played two houses on each night.

Television: The Mersey Sound

This was the fourth and final day in which The Beatles were filmed by BBC producer Don Haworth for the documentary The Mersey Sound.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Southport

This was the fourth of The Beatles’ six consecutive dates in the English seaside town of Southport, Lancashire. They played two houses on each night.

Television: The Mersey Sound

For the third day of filming for Don Haworth’s BBC documentary The Mersey Sound, The Beatles were filmed in their home city Liverpool.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Southport

This was the third of The Beatles’ six consecutive dates in the English seaside town of Southport, Lancashire. They played two houses on each night.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Southport

This was the second of The Beatles’ six consecutive dates in the English seaside town of Southport, Lancashire. They played two houses on each night.

Television: The Mersey Sound

The Beatles were in Southport for a series of six nights at the Odeon Cinema when they also took part in The Mersey Beat, a documentary made by Manchester-based BBC producer Don Haworth.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Southport

Another week in August 1963, and another six-night residency at a British seaside town. on this day. This, The Beatles’ last of the summer, took place at the Odeon Cinema in Southport, Lancashire.

Live: ABC Theatre, Blackpool

This was The Beatles’ sixth concert in Blackpool, Lancashire within two months. They performed a series of shows at either the ABC Theatre or the Queen’s Theatre on Sunday nights between July and September 1963. This was The Beatles’ fourth of five shows at the seaside town’s ABC Theatre.

Live: Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth

This was the last of The Beatles’ six consecutive dates in the English seaside town of Bournemouth. They played two houses on each night. Also on the bill were Tommy Quickly and Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas.

Live: Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth

This was the fifth of The Beatles’ six consecutive dates in the English seaside town of Bournemouth. They played two houses on each night. Also on the bill were Tommy Quickly and Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas.

UK single release: She Loves You

In case there was any doubt that The Beatles were a bona fide UK phenomenon by August 1963, the release of their fourth single went beyond all expectations.

Live: Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth

This was the fourth of The Beatles’ six consecutive dates in the English seaside town of Bournemouth. They played two houses on each night. Also on the bill were Tommy Quickly and Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas.

Television: Day By Day

On the day that the front cover photograph for their second album With The Beatles was taken by Robert Freeman, the group recorded an appearance on the TV show Day By Day.

Live: Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth

This was the third of The Beatles’ six consecutive dates in the English seaside town of Bournemouth. They played two houses on each night. Also on the bill were Tommy Quickly and Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas.

Editing, mixing: With The Beatles

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles’ previous session for their second album had taken place on 30 July 1963. Three weeks later George Martin began overseeing the editing and mixing of songs completed so far.

Live: Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth

This was the second of The Beatles’ six consecutive dates in the English seaside town of Bournemouth. They played two houses on each night. Also on the bill were Tommy Quickly and Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas.