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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, November 27, 1962

BBC Paris Studio, Regent Street, London

The Beatles' first radio session in London. It took place at the Corporation's confusingly named "Paris Studio" - situated not in France, but just south of Piccadilly Circus in the heart of the West End.

The recording was for the Light Programme Show, "The Talent Spot", broadcast on Tuesday, December 4th, between 5:00 and 5:29 pm. Rehearsals ran from 4:00 pm and recording before a live studio audience from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Among the other acts appearing on this programme - "who make our guests for today and stars for tomorrow," as Programme host Gary Marshal announced at the start of the show - was Elkie Brooks, who also went on to achieve fame , albeit several years hence.

The Beatles performed three songs on this programme, "Love me do, PS, I Love you, and Twist and Shout".

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