Travel: Stockholm to London

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. Read more »

Recording: The Beatles’ Christmas Record, You Really Got A Hold On Me, I Want To Hold Your Hand, This Boy

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. Read more »

Beatlemania begins: Sunday Night At The London Palladium

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. Read more »