This was The Beatles’ third of four sessions recorded for the BBC radio show Easy Beat.
The recording took place at London’s Playhouse Theatre from 8.45-9.45pm in front of a studio audience. The Beatles performed four songs: ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues’, ‘There’s A Place’ and ‘Twist And Shout’.
The hour-long show was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service on 21 July 1963 from 10.30am.
Also on this day...
- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, Oregon
- 2009: Paul McCartney live: Citi Field, New York
- 1969: Recording: Oh! Darling, Octopus’s Garden
- 1968: World première of Yellow Submarine
- 1967: US single release: All You Need Is Love
- 1964: Radio: From Us To You
- 1962: Live: McIlroy’s Ballroom, Swindon
- 1961: Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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