Recording: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich, Can’t Buy Me Love

EMI Pathé Marconi Studios, 62 Rue de Sevres, Paris
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

A busy day for The Beatles, and their first - and only - EMI recording session outside the United Kingdom. John Lennon and George Harrison flew back to Paris on an early flight from London, following their brief return to England the previous day. Read more »

Travel: Lennon and Harrison fly from Paris to London

To take advantage of The Beatles' second day off from their 18-night concert residency at the Olympia Theatre, Paris (their first rest day was 21 January), John Lennon and George Harrison flew back to London for an overnight break.

In the evening Harrison had dinner with Phil Spector and The Ronettes.

Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

The Beatles performed two shows at the Paris Olympia on this day, topping a bill that also featured Trini Lopez and Sylvie Vartan. This was the 11th date of the group's Parisian residency. Read more »

The Beatles at the George V Hotel, Paris

EMI's German counterpart, Electrola Gesellschaft, wanted The Beatles to re-record the vocals on their biggest hits, She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand, in German. Although The Beatles and George Martin thought this unnecessary, the recording session was originally scheduled to take place on this day. Read more »

US single release: My Bonnie/The Saints

Credited to The Beatles with Tony Sheridan, the single My Bonnie/The Saints was re-released in America on this day, to capitalise on The Beatles' growing fame.

The single, which had the catalogue number MGM K-13213, reached number 26 on the Billboard charts.

It had previously been issued by Decca with the catalogue number 31382, on 23 April 1962.

Radio: American Forces Network

In addition to their two shows at the Olympia that evening, The Beatles recorded an interview at the Paris studio of the American Forces Network (AFN) radio service, which was broadcast the following day. The interviewer was Harold Kelley. Read more »

Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

The Beatles' residency in Paris continued with two performances at the Olympia Theatre. This was the third date of their 18-night run at the venue, for which they shared top billing at various times with French singer Sylvie Vartan and America's Trini Lopez. Read more »