The Beatles made their second appearance on national BBC television, on the children’s show Pops And Lenny.
The group arrived at Television Theatre in London at 1.30pm for a rehearsal, and the show was broadcast live in front of an audience from 5-5.30pm.
The Beatles performed ‘From Me To You’ and a short version of ‘Please Please Me’. At the end of the show they joined host Terry Hall and his glove puppet foil Lenny the Lion, plus regular cast members The Raindrops, Patsy Ann Noble and musicians The Bert Hayes Octet, for a one-minute rendition of the 1929 standard After You’ve Gone.
This was the group’s only appearance on Pops And Lenny.
Also on this day...
- 1980: UK album release: McCartney II by Paul McCartney
- 1977: US album release: Thrillington by Paul McCartney
- 1975: UK single release: Listen To What The Man Said by Wings
- 1969: Paul and Linda McCartney holiday in Corfu
- 1969: Ringo Starr sets sail for New York on board the QE2
- 1968: John Lennon and Paul McCartney return from promoting Apple in New York
- 1966: Recording, mixing: Taxman, For No One
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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