Capitol Records were still keen to wring as much money as possible out of Beatles fans in America, leading to the release of The Early Beatles in March 1965. Read more »
The Beatles had a day off from their 1963 Autumn Tour on this day but, rather than spend it relaxing, they attended a ceremony held at EMI House in London, where they were given a number of silver presentation discs to mark their extraordinary record sales. Read more »
The Beatles’ second UK EP was released on this day. It contained three previous a-sides and one b-side. Read more »
By July 1963 The Beatles were more than used to hard work. What was unusual about this day, however, was that they completed, in under eight hours, 18 songs for three editions of the radio show Pop Go The Beatles. Read more »
The Beatles made their second appearance on national BBC television, on the children’s show Pops And Lenny. Read more »
Just over a month after they performed at Mansfield’s Granada Cinema on the Helen Shapiro tour, The Beatles returned for the final time, as part of the Tommy Roe and Chris Montez tour.
Whereas in February the group were hoping the Please Please Me single would be a success, this time around they’d just released the album of the same name, and their fortunes looked much more positive.
The Beatles arrived at the BBC’s Piccadilly Studios in London in time for a 10am rehearsal for the BBC radio show On The Scene. Read more »
The second date of The Beatles’ UK tour with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez took them to the Hippodrome Theatre in Birmingham. Read more »
Studio One control room, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
While The Beatles have been justly celebrated for recording 10 songs for the Please Please Me album in one day, work on the release was far from over. On this day producer George Martin oversaw the editing and mixing of mono and stereo tracks, ahead of its 22 March 1963 release date. Read more »
The Beatles’ second single was their first to reach number one. That is, according to some charts. Read more »
Although The Beatles had concluded their five-date tour of Scotland, they remained in the country to record an appearance on the children’s television show Roundup. Read more »