Radio: Non Stop Pop, Saturday Club

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.

Last updated: 2 April 2012
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