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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Thursday, October 24, 1963

Karlaplansstudion, Karlaplan, Stockholm, Sweden

The Beatles first stint in Sweden was to record a radio appearance at the Karlaplansstudion, situated in the center of Stockholm. The title of the program was "The Beatles pupgrupp fran Liverpool pa besok i Stockholm", which transalated means, "The Beatles pop group from Liverpool visiting Stockholm", a neatly descriptive title.

Clearly exuberated at playing before the Swedish audience, perhaps pleased at having to work harder to win them over (The British teenage public having long lapsed into adoration), the Beatles put in a terrific performance, playing live an exciting set of seven songs, "I Saw Her Standing There", "From Me To You", "Money (That's what I Want)", "Roll Over Beethoven", "You Really Got A Hold On Me", "She Loves You", and "Twist And Shout". Between "Money" and "Roll OVer Beethoven", the Beatles took a break while local group Hasse Rosen and the Norsmen played three numbers.

Produced by Klas Burling, who had called Brian Epstein and booked the Beatles by phone for this appearance, the session was recorded from 5:00 pm (without prior rehearsal) and broadcast on channel one of Sveriges Radio (Swedish National Radio) on Monday, November 11th, 10:05 to 10:30 pm.

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