The Beatles’ BBC radio recordings

Between 7 March 1962 and 20 May 1965, The Beatles as a group gave 52 known musical performances on a variety of BBC radio shows, in addition to many more interviews and unscheduled news appearances, together or individually.

Here is a list of all those sessions containing musical performances, including the recording and broadcast dates and the songs played. Please note that some of the dates listed by Apple for certain songs on On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 and Bootleg Recordings 1963 are incorrect; the actual dates are below.

* Not broadcast
** Released on Live At The BBC (1994)
*** Released on Anthology 1 (1995)
**** Released on Baby It’s You single (1995)
***** Released on On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 (2013)
****** Released on Bootleg Recordings 1963 (2013)

Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go
Recorded: 7 March 1962
Broadcast: 8 March 1962
Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream?)
Memphis, Tennessee
Please Mister Postman
Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go
Recorded: 11 June 1962
Broadcast: 15 June 1962
Ask Me Why
Besame Mucho
A Picture Of You
Here We Go
Recorded: 25 October 1962
Broadcast: 26 October 1962
Sheila*
Love Me Do
A Taste Of Honey
PS I Love You
The Talent Spot
Recorded: 27 November 1962
Broadcast: 4 December 1962
Love Me Do
PS I Love You
Twist And Shout
Here We Go
Recorded: 16 January 1963
Broadcast: 25 January 1963
Chains
Please Please Me
Ask Me Why
Three Cool Cats*
Saturday Club
Recorded: 22 January 1963
Broadcast:26 January 1963
Some Other Guy******
Keep Your Hands Off My Baby**
Beautiful Dreamer*****
Love Me Do******
Please Please Me
The Talent Spot
Recorded: 22 January 1963
Broadcast: 29 January 1963
Please Please Me
Ask Me Why
Some Other Guy
Parade Of The Pops
Recorded: 20 February 1963
Broadcast: 20 February 1963
Love Me Do
Please Please Me
Here We Go
Recorded: 6 March 1963
Broadcast: 12 March 1963
Misery*****
Do You Want To Know A Secret******
Please Please Me******
I Saw Her Standing There*
Saturday Club
Recorded: 16 March 1963
Broadcast: 16 March 1963
I Saw Her Standing There******
Misery
Too Much Monkey Business
I’m Talking About You*****
Please Please Me
The Hippy Hippy Shake
On The Scene
Recorded: 21 March 1963
Broadcast: 28 March 1963
Misery
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Please Please Me
Side By Side
Recorded: 1 April 1963
Broadcast: 22 April 1963
Side By Side Theme
I Saw Her Standing There
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Baby It’s You
Please Please Me
From Me To You
Misery
Side By Side
Recorded: 1 April 1963
Broadcast: 13 May 1963
Side By Side Theme
Long Tall Sally******
A Taste Of Honey******
Chains******
Thank You Girl
Boys******
From Me To You
Easy Beat
Recorded: 3 April 1963
Broadcast: 7 April 1963
Please Please Me
Misery
From Me To You
Side By Side
Recorded: 4 April 1963
Broadcast: 24 June 1963
Side By Side Theme
Too Much Monkey Business
Love Me Do
Boys
I’ll Be On My Way**
From Me To You
Swinging Sound 63
Recorded: 18 April 1963
Broadcast: 18 April 1963
Twist And Shout
From Me To You
Saturday Club
Recorded: 21 May 1963
Broadcast: 25 May 1963
I Saw Her Standing There
Do You Want To Know A Secret******
Boys
Long Tall Sally
From Me To You******
Money (That’s What I Want)
Steppin’ Out
Recorded: 21 May 1963
Broadcast: 3 June 1963
Please Please Me
I Saw Her Standing There
Roll Over Beethoven
Thank You Girl
From Me To You
Twist And Shout*
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 24 May 1963
Broadcast: 4 June 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
From Me To You
Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby
Do You Want To Know A Secret
You Really Got A Hold On Me******
Misery
The Hippy Hippy Shake******
Pop Go The Beatles
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 1 June 1963
Broadcast: 11 June 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
Too Much Monkey Business******
I Got To Find My Baby**
Young Blood**
Baby It’s You** ****
Till There Was You******
Love Me Do
Pop Go The Beatles
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 1 June 1963
Broadcast: 18 June 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
A Shot Of Rythm And Blues******
Memphis, Tennessee
A Taste Of Honey******
Sure To Fall (In Love With You)**
Money (That’s What I Want)******
From Me To You
Pop Go The Beatles
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 17 June 1963
Broadcast: 25 June 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
Anna (Go To Him)******
I Saw Her Standing There
Boys**** *****
Chains*****
PS I Love You*****
Twist And Shout
Pop Go The Beatles
A Taste Of Honey*
Easy Beat
Recorded: 19 June 1963
Broadcast: 23 June 1963
Some Other Guy**
A Taste Of Honey******
Thank You Girl**
From Me To You
Saturday Club
Recorded: 24 June 1963
Broadcast: 29 June 1963
I Got To Find My Baby******
Memphis, Tennessee
Money (That’s What I Want)
Till There Was You
From Me To You
Roll Over Beethoven******
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 2 July 1963
Broadcast: 16 July 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
That’s All Right (Mama)**
There’s A Place
Carol**
Soldier Of Love**
Lend Me Your Comb*** *****
Clarabella**
Pop Go The Beatles
Three Cool Cats*
Sweet Little Sixteen*
Ask Me Why*
The Beat Show
Recorded: 3 July 1963
Broadcast: 4 July 1963
From Me To You
A Taste Of Honey
Twist And Shout
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 10 July 1963
Broadcast: 23 July 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
Sweet Little Sixteen**
A Taste Of Honey**
Nothin’ Shakin’**
Love Me Do**
Lonesome Tears In My Eyes**
So How Come (No One Loves Me)**
Pop Go The Beatles
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 10 July 1963
Broadcast: 30 July 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
Memphis, Tennessee**
Do You Want To Know A Secret*****
Till There Was You*****
Matchbox**
Please Mister Postman*****
The Hippy Hippy Shake**
Pop Go The Beatles
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 16 July 1963
Broadcast: 6 August 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)**
Crying, Waiting, Hoping**
Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!**
To Know Her Is To Love Her**
The Honeymoon Song**
Twist And Shout*****
Pop Go The Beatles
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 16 July 1963
Broadcast: 13 August 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
Long Tall Sally**
Please Please Me*****
She Loves You
You Really Got A Hold On Me
I’ll Get You
I Got A Woman**
Pop Go The Beatles
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 16 July 1963
Broadcast: 20 August 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
She Loves You
Words Of Love*****
Glad All Over**
I Just Don’t Understand**
Devil In Her Heart****
Slow Down**
Pop Go The Beatles
Easy Beat
Recorded: 17 July 1963
Broadcast: 21 July 1963
I Saw Her Standing There
A Shot Of Rythm And Blues
There’s A Place
Twist And Shout
Saturday Club
Recorded: 30 July 1963
Broadcast: 24 August 1963
Long Tall Sally
She Loves You
Glad All Over*****
Twist And Shout
You Really Got A Hold On Me**
I’ll Get You
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 1 August 1963
Broadcast: 27 August 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
Ooh! My Soul**
Don’t Ever Change**
Twist And Shout
She Loves You
Anna (Go To Him)*****
A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues**
Pop Go The Beatles
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 1 August 1963
Broadcast: 3 September 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
From Me To You
I’ll Get You
Money (That’s What I Want)
There’s A Place*****
Honey Don’t (John Lennon: lead vocals)**
Roll Over Beethoven*****
Pop Go The Beatles
Lucille*
Baby It’s You*
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 3 September 1963
Broadcast: 10 September 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
Too Much Monkey Business**
Love Me Do******
She Loves You******
I’ll Get You******
A Taste Of Honey******
The Hippy Hippy Shake*****
Pop Go The Beatles
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 3 September 1963
Broadcast: 17 September 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
Chains******
You Really Got A Hold On Me******
Misery
Lucille*****
From Me To You
Boys******
Pop Go The Beatles
Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded: 3 September 1963
Broadcast: 24 September 1963
Pop Go The Beatles
She Loves You (from the 9/10/63 broadcast)******
Ask Me Why*****
Devil In My Heart*****
I Saw Her Standing There******
Sure To Fall (In Love With You)*****
Twist And Shout******
Pop Go The Beatles
Saturday Club
Recorded: 7 September 1963
Broadcast: 5 October 1963
I Saw Her Standing There*****
Memphis, Tennessee*****
Happy Birthday Dear Saturday Club*****
I’ll Get You*****
She Loves You*****
Lucille**
The Ken Dodd Show
Recorded: 9 October 1963
Broadcast: 3 November 1963
She Loves You
Easy Beat
Recorded: 16 October 1963
Broadcast: 20 October 1963
I Saw Her Standing There**
Love Me Do******
Please Please Me******
From Me To You*****
She Loves You******
Saturday Club
Recorded: 17 December 1963
Broadcast: 21 December 1963
All I Want For Christmas
All My Loving
This Boy*****
I Want To Hold Your Hand******
Till There Was You******
Roll Over Beethoven******
She Loves You (from the 10/5/63 broadcast)
Crimble Medley
From Us To You
Recorded: 18 December 1963
Broadcast: 26 December 1963
From Us To You
She Loves You******
All My Loving******
Roll Over Beethoven******
Till There Was You******
Boys
Money (That’s What I Want)*****
I Saw Her Standing There
Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
I Want To Hold Your Hand*****
From Us To You
Saturday Club
Recorded: 7 January 1964
Broadcast: 15 February 1964
All My Loving
Money (That’s What I Want)
The Hippy Hippy Shake
I Want To Hold Your Hand (from the 17 December 1963 broadcast)
Roll Over Beethoven
Johnny B Goode**
I Wanna Be Your Man
From Us To You
Recorded: 28 February 1964
Broadcast: 30 March 1964
From Us To You**
You Can’t Do That
Roll Over Beethoven**
Till There Was You**
I Wanna Be Your Man**
Please Mister Postman
All My Loving**
This Boy
Can’t Buy Me Love**
From Us To You
Saturday Club
Recorded: 31 March 1964
Broadcast: 4 April 1964
Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby
I Call Your Name
I Got A Woman*****
You Can’t Do That
Can’t Buy Me Love
Sure To Fall (In Love With You)
Long Tall Sally
From Us To You
Recorded: 1 May 1964
Broadcast: 18 May 1964
From Us To You
Whit Monday To You
I Saw Her Standing There
Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
I Forgot To Remember To Forget**
You Can’t Do That
Sure To Fall (In Love With You)
Can’t Buy Me Love
Matchbox
Honey Don’t (John Lennon: lead vocals)
Top Gear
Recorded: 14 July 1964
Broadcast: 16 July 1964
Top Gear Spot
Long Tall Sally*****
Things We Said Today**
A Hard Day’s Night**
And I Love Her*****
I Should Have Known Better
If I Fell*****
You Can’t Do That*****
From Us To You
Recorded: 17 July 1964
Broadcast: 3 August 1964
From Us To You
Long Tall Sally
If I Fell
I’m Happy Just To Dance With You
Things We Said Today
I Should Have Know Better
Boys
Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
A Hard Day’s Night
From Us To You
Top Gear
Recorded: 17 November 1964
Broadcast: 26 November 1964
I’m A Loser**
Honey Don’t*****
She’s A Woman**
Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby
I’ll Follow The Sun**** *****
I Feel Fine**
I Feel Fine (studio outtake)*****
Saturday Club
Recorded: 25 November 1964
Broadcast: 26 December 1964
Rock And Roll Music**
I’m A Loser (recorded for Top Gear, 17 November 1964)
Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (recorded for Top Gear, 17 November 1964)**
I Feel Fine (recorded for Top Gear, 17 November 1964)
Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!*****
She’s A Woman (recorded for Top Gear, 17 November 1964)
The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride)
Recorded: 26 May 1965
Broadcast: 7 June 1965
Ticket To Ride (short version)**
Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby
I’m A Loser
The Night Before
Honey Don’t
Dizzy Miss Lizzy**
She’s A Woman
Ticket To Ride
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