The Beatles visited Didsbury Studio Centre in Manchester on 1 September 1963 to record an appearance on ABC Television’s Big Night Out.
The show, hosted by Mike and Bernie Winters, also included guests Billy Dainty, Patsy Ann Noble, and Lionel Blair. It was filmed in front of a studio audience of 600 people, and first broadcast from 7.40-8.30pm on 7 September 1963 across most of the ITV network.
Didsbury Studios were based in the former Capitol Cinema building between 1956 and 1969. It was closed when ABC merged with Rediffusion. The building was later used by Yorkshire Television and Manchester Polytechnic, before being demolished and replaced with an apartment block in the 1990s.
Also on this day...
- 2018: Ringo Starr live: Hard Rock Cafe & Casino, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- 2009: BBC chart reveals best-selling UK Beatles songs
- 2009: BBC Radio 2’s bank holiday Beatles bonanza
- 1986: UK album release: Press To Play by Paul McCartney
- 1969: Bob Dylan visits John Lennon at Tittenhurst Park
- 1967: The Beatles discuss their future after Brian Epstein
- 1965: Travel: San Francisco to London
- 1965: Paul McCartney and George Harrison attend a Byrds recording session
- 1962: Live: Subscription Rooms, Stroud
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.