Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles were on holiday abroad when George Martin led a session to continue work on seven With The Beatles songs.
The Beatles had a rare two-week break in September 1963. John and Cynthia Lennon took a belated honeymoon in Paris, George Harrison flew to America, and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr went on holiday to Greece.
The Beatles began two-week holidays on this day, flying to a variety of destinations. John and Cynthia Lennon flew to Paris for a belated honeymoon, while their son Julian was looked after by John’s aunt Harrie in Liverpool.
While John and Cynthia Lennon were holidaying in Paris, and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr flew to Greece with their partners, George Harrison and his brother Peter visited their sister Louise Harrison Caldwell in Benton, Illinois.
On this day The Beatles headlined the Great Pop Prom, an afternoon show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
This was the sixth and final time The Beatles performed at the Memorial Hall in Northwich, Cheshire.
This was The Beatles’ second and final concert in Preston, Lancashire. They had performed in the town’s Public Hall on one prior occasion, 26 October 1962.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith As with the previous day, two recording sessions at Abbey Road took place, with work on the With The Beatles LP and some messages to the group’s Australian fans. The sessions took place from 2.30-6.30pm, and 7-11.30pm.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles began work on five songs for their second UK album With The Beatles, including George Harrison‘s first solo composition Don’t Bother Me.
The Beatles had rare days off on 9 and 10 September 1963, although John Lennon and Paul McCartney did have one engagement: they attended a luncheon of the Variety Club of Great Britain.
The Beatles’ Sunday nights from July to September 1963 were commonly spent performing in Blackpool, Lancashire. On 1 September they had a rare break, but returned on this day with a show at the ABC Theatre.
This was the last of four consecutive dates of a mini tour of England, each promoted by John Smith. They were granted by Brian Epstein following the cancellation of several Mersey Beat Showcase nights earlier in 1963.
En route to Fairfield Hall in Croydon, where they performed later that evening, The Beatles recorded an appearance on the BBC radio show Saturday Club at London’s Playhouse Theatre.
This was The Beatles’ only concert at Luton’s Odeon Cinema, although they did perform in the town on two other occasions.
The Beatles’ second UK EP was released on this day. It contained three previous a-sides and one b-side.
This was The Beatles’ second and final appearance in Taunton, Somerset. The first had also been at the Gaumont Cinema, on 26 February 1963, as part of the Helen Shapiro tour.
This was The Beatles’ second and final live appearance in Worcester. They had previously played in the city on 28 May 1963, also at the Gaumont Cinema.
The Beatles had undertaken mammoth radio sessions before, notably the 18 songs recorded on Tuesday 16 July. However, they went one better on this day, taping 19 songs for three episodes of Pop Go The Beatles.
The Beatles visited Didsbury Studio Centre in Manchester on this day to record an appearance on ABC Television’s Big Night Out.