On this day The Beatles were awarded their first silver disc, for sales of more than 250,000 copies of their single ‘Please Please Me’.
During the presentation ceremony the group gave a private performance to record company executives at EMI House, central London.
Also present was The Beatles’ producer George Martin, pictured here with the group.
Video of the private performance was uploaded to YouTube in January 2022.
Also on this day...
- 2017: Full details of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper 50th anniversary edition
- 1970: Ringo Starr is interviewed for the BBC’s Scene And Heard
- 1967: Paul McCartney visits Jane Asher in Denver
- 1965: Filming: Help!
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1946: Jane Asher is born
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.