1963

Recording: She Loves You, I’ll Get You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith On this day The Beatles recorded both sides of their fourth UK single, which was released on 23 August 1963.

Live: ABC Cinema, Great Yarmouth

This was the first of a 10-week series of seaside dates for The Beatles – two shows at the ABC Cinema on Regent Road, Great Yarmouth.

Live: Queen’s Hall, Leeds

This was The Beatles’ only appearance at Leeds’ Queen’s Hall, although they did perform at the city’s Odeon Cinema on three other occasions.

Lennon and McCartney finish writing She Loves You

The day after they began writing She Loves You in a Newcastle hotel room, John Lennon and Paul McCartney finished the song in the dining room of McCartney’s family home at 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool.

Live: Majestic Ballroom, Newcastle

This was The Beatles’ second and final concert at the Majestic Ballroom. They had previously appeared at the venue on 28 January 1963. This was the group’s final appearance in a ballroom run by Top Rank, although they continued to perform in cinemas and theatres operated by the company. Before the show, in a room… Read more »

Radio: Saturday Club

The Beatles’ fourth appearance on the BBC’s Saturday Club radio show was recorded on this day at the Playhouse Theatre in London.

Television: Summer Spin

The Beatles headlined a special edition of Summer Spin – the summer title of Thank Your Lucky Stars – dedicated to Mersey Beat groups. It was recorded at Alpha TV Studios in Birmingham.

Live: Town Hall, Abergavenny

The Beatles took to the stage later than usual at the Town Hall in Abergavenny, Wales, due to John Lennon‘s appearance on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury earlier in the evening.

Television: Juke Box Jury

John Lennon appeared without the other Beatles on an edition of the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, recorded on this day and transmitted the following Saturday at 6.35pm.

John Lennon’s assault of Bob Wooler reaches the national press

News that John Lennon had assaulted Cavern Club DJ Bob Wooler at Paul McCartney’s 21st birthday party three days earlier reached the national press on this day. The report was written by journalist Don Short, who later became a friend and confidant to the group. It appeared on the back page of the Daily Mirror… Read more »

John Lennon apologises for assaulting Bob Wooler

Two days after he assaulted Cavern Club DJ Bob Wooler for insinuating he had had an affair with Brian Epstein, John Lennon sent a telegram to apologise. The incident took place at Paul McCartney’s 21st birthday party on 18 June 1963. The telegram was sent on Epstein’s orders, and read: “Really sorry Bob. Terribly worried… Read more »

The Beatles Ltd is formed

With the success of The Beatles looking assured, and expectations for better things as their fame grew across the United Kingdom, Brian Epstein formed The Beatles Limited to handle their legal and business affairs.

Radio: Easy Beat

The Beatles’ second appearance on the BBC radio show Easy Beat necessitated a rush back to London following Paul McCartney‘s 21st birthday celebrations.

Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

The initial run of The Beatles’ BBC radio show Pop Go The Beatles was intended to have four editions. The last of these was recorded on this day, though more were to follow once the BBC realised they had a hit show.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Romford

This was the last of six ‘Mersey Beat Showcase’ concerts, a format devised by Brian Epstein which consisted of one-off shows featuring his stable of artists. The first took place on 7 March 1963.