The Beatles headlined a special edition of Summer Spin – the summer title of Thank Your Lucky Stars – dedicated to Mersey Beat groups on 23 June 1963. It was recorded at Alpha TV Studios in Birmingham.
It was broadcast the following Saturday, 29 June 1963, from 6.05-6.45pm, across most of the UK’s ITV network. However, the final 10 minutes of the show clashed with John Lennon’s appearance on the BBC’s Juke Box Jury.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Paul McCartney live: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
- 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono holiday in Wales
- 1968: Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman spend time together in Los Angeles
- 1967: Recording: All You Need Is Love
- 1965: Travel: Lyon to Milan
- 1964: Live: Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand
- 1962: Live: Memorial Hall, Northwich
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Recording: My Bonnie, The Saints, Why, Cry For A Shadow
- 1960: Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral
- 1940: Stuart Sutcliffe is born
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