Following their With The Beatles recording session from 10am to 1pm, The Beatles made their first of three appearances on the BBC radio show The Public Ear.
The interview was recorded by the programme’s features assistant Michael Colley at NEMS Enterprises’ offices at 13 Monmouth Street, London. It was used as part of a 12-minute feature on the Mersey Beat phenomenon, presented by Tony Hall. Contributions, recorded separately, were also made by Pete Best, Bill Harry, Stuart Sutcliffe’s mother Millie, Liverpool beat poet Royston Ellis and various members of the public.
The Public Ear was a popular spoken word magazine show; this hour-long edition was first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service from 3pm on Sunday 3 November.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Sonoma Music Festival, Sonoma, California
- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Fabulous Fox Theatre, St Louis, Missouri
- 2012: Love Me Don’t: EMI withdraws anniversary single
- 2011: UK album release: Ocean’s Kingdom by Paul McCartney
- 1978: Recording: Rockestra Theme by Wings
- 1975: UK album release: Extra Texture (Read All About It) by George Harrison
- 1969: Recording: Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow) by Plastic Ono Band
- 1968: Recording: Savoy Truffle
- 1966: Brian Epstein denies The Beatles’ split
- 1964: Television: Shindig!
- 1963: Recording: I Wanna Be Your Man, Little Child
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1960: Live: The Beatles’ last show at the Indra Club, Hamburg
- 1959: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
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