The Beatles’ 1963 tour of Sweden was a triumph, with crowds of fans following their every move, Beatlemania in full swing, crowds of fans following their every move, and the group playing with excitement and enthusiasm.
Despite having completed their concert tour of Sweden the night before, The Beatles returned to Stockholm to record an appearance on the Sveriges Television music show Drop In.
Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The final day of studio work for With The Beatles involved the creation of a stereo mix of Money (That’s What I Want).
Although The Beatles recorded a television appearance the following day in Stockholm, this was the last concert performance of their 1963 tour of Sweden.
Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith In 1963 stereo was secondary in importance to mono, which is why George Martin was able to hurriedly mix every track from With The Beatles for stereo in a three-hour session.
Following their three concerts in Gothenburg, The Beatles travelled 60 km to Borås, where they played a single show in the Borås Hallen at Bockasjogatan.
The Beatles performed three shows in Gothenburg on this day, at 3pm, 5pm and 8pm. They took place at the Cirkus venue in the Lorensbergsparken district.
The second night of The Beatles’ 1963 tour of Sweden saw two shows at the Kungliga Tennishallen (royal tennis hall) in the capital, Stockholm.
The Beatles’ first Swedish concert took place in a hall in a secondary school, Sundsta Läroverk, in the small town of Karlstad.
Although their short tour of Sweden didn’t start until the following day, The Beatles recorded a radio appearance for producer Klas Burling’s Sveriges Radio (Swedish National Radio) show Pop ’63.
Following the final recording session for the With The Beatles LP, the group flew from London Airport to Arlanda International Airport, about 40 kilometres north of Stockholm, for their first tour in Scandinavia.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The final recording session for With The Beatles saw a final overdub onto I Wanna Be Your Man and three mono mixes.
Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Between 10am and 1pm mono mixes for The Beatles’ fifth UK single were made, along with stereo mixes for potential future use.
The Beatles topped the bill on their fifth appearance on ABC Television’s Thank Your Lucky Stars, recorded at the Alpha Television Studios in Birmingham, England.
This was The Beatles’ second and final performance at this venue in Buxton, Derbyshire. The previous concert had taken place on 6 April 1963.
This was The Beatles’ third appearance on this Granada Television show. They mimed to She Loves You at Manchster’s Granada Television Centre.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles’ first four-track recording session took place on this day, with the group taping their fifth UK single, a Christmas message for their fan club members, and a single take of You Really Got A Hold On Me.
The Beatles recorded their fourth and final session on the BBC radio show Easy Beat on this day.
This was The Beatles’ final appearance at Southport’s Floral Hall.
Although The Beatles’ popularity had been growing steadily and to increasingly frantic heights throughout 1963, their appearance at the London Palladium on Sunday 13 October catapulted into the attentions of the mainstream media, who coined the term ‘Beatlemania’ to describe the scenes of screaming fans.