Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

The Beatles recorded shows 11 and 12 of their BBC radio series Pop Go The Beatles on this day at the Playhouse Theatre in Hulme, Manchester.

They arrived at midday for a rehearsal, and began recording programme 11 from 1-4pm. They performed six songs: ‘Ooh! My Soul’, ‘Don’t Ever Change’, ‘Twist And Shout’, their forthcoming single ‘She Loves You’, ‘Anna (Go To Him)’, and ‘A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues’. The first two and the last of these were included on 1994’s Live At The BBC.

The Beatles' Live At The BBC on vinyl (2013 version)

Show 12 had an equally varied mix of songs. Eight songs were recorded: ‘Lucille’, ‘From Me To You’, ‘I’ll Get You’, ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’, ‘Baby It’s You’, ‘There’s A Place’, ‘Honey Don’t’, and ‘Roll Over Beethoven’. ‘Lucille’ and ‘Baby It’s You’ were not used in the final programme.

John Lennon sang lead vocals on ‘Honey Don’t’, making it of particular interest. When the group recorded it for Beatles For Sale in 1964 it was Ringo Starr at the microphone. The version from this day was also included on Live At The BBC.

Last updated: 5 July 2022
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