Just five days after their tour with Helen Shapiro ended, The Beatles embarked on another. Their second theatre tour began at the Granada Cinema on Barking Road, East Ham, London.
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This was The Beatles’ third and final radio appearance of the day, on the BBC Light Programme’s show The Talent Spot.
The Beatles’ second BBC radio appearance of the day was at the Playhouse Theatre, London, where they appeared on the popular and influential show Saturday Club, hosted by Brian Matthew.
The Beatles had three radio engagements on this day. The first was at the BBC’s Paris Studio on Regent Street, London, where they appeared on the Pop Inn programme.
On this day The Beatles appeared on the EMI plug show The Friday Spectacular, at EMI House, 20 Manchester Square, London.
In preparation for their impending Scottish tour, The Beatles flew back from Hamburg to London on 1 January 1963.
The Beatles’ debut UK single, Love Me Do, had been issued on 5 October 1962. Four days later they had no publicity or live engagements, but chose to visit London journalists.
The day before their first Abbey Road recording session, The Beatles drove from Liverpool to London.
Following their 48-night residency at Hamburg’s Star-Club, in which they notched up 172 hours of stage time over seven weeks, The Beatles began their journey back to Liverpool.
Jane Asher, whom was in a relationship with Paul McCartney between 1963 and 1968, was born on this day in Willesden, north London.
George Martin, the man who played a vital role in shaping The Beatles’ recorded music, was born in Holloway, London, on 3 January 1926.