Beatles 50th Blog posts of '2013' 'March'

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Monday, March 18, 1963

Regal Cinema, St. Aldate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, March 17, 1963

Embassy Cinema, Peterborough

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Saturday, March 16, 1963

Studio 3A, Broadcasting House, Portland PI, London and City Hall, Sheffield

Owing to their Radio Luxembourg commitment, and John's cold, the Beatle's had been forced to cancel the March 11th session for this day's BBC Light Programme Radio Show "Saturday Club" (recording had been arranged for the Playhouse Theatre in London between 5:30 and 6:30 pm)

Instead, they made their contribution live from Broadcasting House, the central London HQ of domestic BBC radio. The group arrived by taxi in time for a 9:00 am rehearsal and then performed six songs live, "I saw her standing there", "Misery", Too Much Monkey Business", "I'm talking about You", "Please Please Me", and "The Hippy Hippy Shake".

After the programming was over, the Beatles sped 158 miles north in order to be at the City Hall in Sheffield in time for the first Roe/Montez tour "house" at 6:10 pm.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Friday, March 15, 1963

Colston Hall, Colston St. Bristol

John returned to the Beatle's line-up for these two "houses".

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Thursday, March 14, 1963

Gaumont Cinema, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, Staffs

Editing, mono mixing and stereo mixing of "From Me To You", by George Martin and team took place this day at EMI Studios, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Beatles were absent, still traveling south from York to Wolverhampton for another night's work without John Lennon.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Wednesday, March 13, 1963

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London and Rialto Theatre, York

The Beatles traveled from Bedford to York for this evening's two Roe/Montez "house" via EMI Studios in London, where they participated in a 10:00 am to 1:00 pm harmonica over-dubbing session for "Thank You Girl", recording takes 14-28. When finished, the song was edited and then mixed into mono and stereo. It was just as well that no vocals were required, since John was voiceless and didn't play at York.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, March 12, 1963

Granada Cinema, Bedford

The Roe/Montez tour. This was a three-man Beatles performance because a bad cold kept John in bed. The songs, particularly "Please please me", were re-arranged so that George and Paul could take over his vocal lines.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Monday, March 11, 1963

EMI House, London

The Beatles spent the evening of the one-day Monday respite from the tour inside the small ground floor studio within EMI House, making their 4th and last appearance on the Company's "The Friday Spectacular", broadcast on Radio Luxembourg on March 15th from 10:00 to 11:00 pm. Once again, they chatted about themselves and their work, around which "Please please me" and "Ask me why" were transmitted.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, March 10, 1963

Hippodrome Theatre, Hurst St. Birmingham, Warks

After this date, the tour resumed on the 12th.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Saturday, March 9, 1963

Granada Cinema, Barking Rd. East Ham, London

Five days after concluding the Helen Shapiro tour, five days in which they had fulfilled three live engagements, a recording session for EMI and a radio session for the BBC - the Beatles set off going around a still-snowbound Britain on a second theater package tour. Top billing this time was shared by two American individuals, Tommy Roe and Chris Montez, although both were very quickly superseded-on the first "house" of the first night, in fact by the increasingly all conquering Beatles.

Their repertoire on this tour was "Love me do", "Misery", "A taste of honey", "Do you want to know a secret", "Please please me" and "I saw her standing there".