Although much of 30 July was spent at Abbey Road recording songs for their second album, The Beatles visited London’s Playhouse Theatre in the afternoon to record contributions to two BBC radio shows.
The first was an interview with Phil Tate for the Non Stop Pop programme. It was recorded just after The Beatles arrived at the theatre at 2.30pm, and was broadcast from 5pm on Friday 30 August.
The main purpose of the group’s visit, however, was to record a session for Saturday Club. The Beatles recorded six songs: Long Tall Sally, their forthcoming single She Loves You, Glad All Over, Twist And Shout, You Really Got A Hold On Me and I’ll Get You.
The session was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service from 10am on Saturday 24 August. One song, The Beatles’ version of Smokey Robinson’s You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me, was included on 1994’s Live At The BBC.
Also on this day...
- 1969: Recording, mixing: You Never Give Me Your Money, Come Together, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard, Her Majesty, The End
- 1968: Recording, mixing: Hey Jude
- 1965: Rehearsals for the North America tour
- 1964: Travel: Stockholm to London
- 1963: Recording: Money, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, It Won’t Be Long, All My Loving
- 1963: Recording: Please Mister Postman, It Won’t Be Long
- 1962: Live: St John’s Hall, Bootle
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Blair Hall, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey
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