Radio: Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go – The Beatles’ first radio session

On 7 March 1962 The Beatles recorded their radio debut at the Playhouse Theatre, Hulme, Manchester.

The recording was for the show Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go. The band rehearsed their set from 3.45pm.

In the evening, wearing suits for the very first time, The Beatles performed three cover versions: ‘Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream?)’, ‘Memphis, Tennessee’, and ‘Please Mister Postman’. Together with the other three acts also appearing on the programme, the recording took place between 8 and 8.45pm.

The show was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme the following day between 5 and 5.30pm.

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