Following the previous night’s concert at the Cavern Club, The Beatles drove down to London for a brief appearance on the BBC radio show Parade Of The Pops.
The group had a rehearsal at 11.15am, and the show was broadcast live on the BBC Light Programme service from 12.31-1.30pm. The Beatles performed two songs, ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘Please Please Me’, and the show was presented by Denny Piercy.
This was their first live radio performance. Afterwards, The Beatles travelled 160 miles to Doncaster, Yorkshire, where they performed an evening concert.
Also on this day...
- 2017: McCartney and Starr reunite for new Ringo recordings
- 1970: Mixing: Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr
- 1969: Recording: Don’t Let Me Down
- 1968: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr arrive in Rishikesh, India
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, Good Morning Good Morning
- 1965: Recording, mixing: If You’ve Got Trouble, Tell Me What You See, You’re Going To Lose That Girl, That Means A Lot, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
- 1963: Live: St James Swimming Baths, Doncaster
- 1963: Recording: Misery, Baby It’s You
- 1962: Live: Floral Hall, Southport
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