October 1963

Live: Trentham Gardens, Trentham

This was The Beatles’ only performance in Trentham, a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. They played at the ballroom of the ornate Trentham Gardens.

Radio: The Ken Dodd Show

On John Lennon‘s 23rd birthday The Beatles made their only appearance on the BBC radio programme The Ken Dodd Show. It was recorded at the BBC Paris Studio in London.

Live: Caird Hall, Dundee

The third and final night of The Beatles’ mini-tour of Scotland took place at Dundee’s Caird Hall. Also on the bill were Johnny Hudson and the Hi Four, Malcolm Clarke and the Crestas, the Caravelles and Tommy Dene and the Tremors.

Live: Carlton Theatre, Kirkcaldy

This was the second of a three-date Scottish mini tour promoted by Albert Bonici. The Beatles performed two shows on this night, each of which was seen by 1,500 people. The other acts on the bill were Houston Wells and The Fortunes.

Live: Concert Hall, Glasgow

The Beatles began a three-night mini tour of Scotland on this day, with a performance at the Concert Hall in Glasgow. Also on the bill were Mike Berry, and Freddy Starr and the Midnighters.

Radio: The Public Ear

Following their With The Beatles recording session from 10am to 1pm, The Beatles made their first of three appearances on the BBC radio show The Public Ear.

Recording: I Wanna Be Your Man, Little Child

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Work continued on two With The Beatles songs on this day, in a session beginning at 10pm and finishing at 1pm.