This was The Beatles’ third appearance on the BBC radio show Here We Go, and the group’s first radio session featuring Ringo Starr.
The show was previously known as Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go, but by the time of this show the BBC had dropped the prefix. This edition was broadcast from 5-5.30pm on Friday 26 October on the BBC Light Programme service.
It was recorded before a studio audience at the Playhouse Theatre in Hulme, Manchester. Rehearsals took place from 4pm, and the show was taped from 8-8.45pm.
For the recording The Beatles performed four songs: ‘Love Me Do’, ‘A Taste Of Honey’, ‘PS I Love You’, and ‘Sheila’. The latter song was made famous by Tommy Roe. It was edited out of the final broadcast, however, as there was only space for three of The Beatles’ songs.
Also on this day...
- 2019: Album release: What’s My Name by Ringo Starr
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: State Theater, New Brunswick, New Jersey
- 2014: Paul McCartney live: Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
- 2009: Rare Capitol Records staff-only pressing of Sgt Pepper discovered
- 1974: UK single release: Junior’s Farm by Paul McCartney and Wings
- 1968: George Harrison produces Is This What You Want? by Jackie Lomax
- 1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono announce pregnancy
- 1968: Mixing, editing: Yellow Submarine film score
- 1967: Recording, mixing, editing: The Fool On The Hill, Hello, Goodbye
- 1965: Mixing: Drive My Car, In My Life, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Nowhere Man
- 1964: Live: Hippodrome, Brighton
- 1963: Live: Sundsta Läroverk, Karlstad, Sweden
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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Since “Sheila” was never broadcast, it’s more than likely that the tape was erased and the recording no longer exists. The only version known to exist is the Star-Club recording from 12/62.