This was The Beatles’ first radio session in London. It was recorded at the BBC Paris Studio on Regent Street.
The show was The Talent Spot, which was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme from 5-5.30pm on Tuesday 4 December 1962. The Beatles performed three songs: ‘Love Me Do’, ‘PS I Love You’ and ‘Twist And Shout’.
Rehearsals took place from 4pm, and the show was recorded before a studio audience from 7-8pm. The presenter was Gary Marshal, and also appearing was singer Elkie Brooks.
Also on this day...
- 2011: Paul McCartney live at Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy
- 1969: John Lennon is interviewed about returning his MBE
- 1967: US single release: Hello, Goodbye
- 1967: US album release: Magical Mystery Tour
- 1966: John Lennon films a sequence for Not Only… But Also
- 1964: UK single release: I Feel Fine
- 1963: Live: Rialto Theatre, York
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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