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.
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
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