This was The Beatles' first appearance on Radio Luxembourg, one of the earliest commercial radio stations broadcasting to the United Kingdom, and an important source of rock 'n' roll music for many teenagers in the early 1960s.
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The Beatles' second radio appearance took place on this day, on the BBC show Teenager's Turn - Here We Go.
On 7 March 1962 The Beatles recorded their radio debut at the Playhouse Theatre, Hulme, Manchester.
Since taking over management of The Beatles, Brian Epstein had his sights set further afield from shows in the clubs of Liverpool. He wanted the group to perform in more reputable ballrooms and theatres, to appear on television and radio, and to secure a recording contract.