Radio: Easy Beat

The Beatles recorded three songs for the BBC radio show Easy Beat at the Playhouse Theatre, London on this day. It was their first appearance on the programme.

The recording was in front of a studio audience. The Beatles performed ‘Please Please Me’, ‘Misery’ and their forthcoming third single ‘From Me To You’.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney also took part in a record review with fellow guests Laura Lee and Clare O’Rourke, casting judgement on new releases by Bert Weedon, Cleo Laine, The Vernons Girls and former tour partner Tommy Roe. The panellists were paid an extra fee of £1 1 shilling for taking part.

The group arrived at the Playhouse Theatre at 5.30pm for a rehearsal, and the show was recorded from 8.30 to 9.45pm. It was first broadcast from 10.30am on Sunday 7 April on the BBC Light Programme service.

Last updated: 2 June 2020
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