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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Monday, June 3, 1963-

The Beatles - Granada Cinema, Powis St. Woolwich, London

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, June 2, 1963-

The Beatles - Hippodrome Theatre, Middle Street, Brighton, Sussex

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Saturday, June 1, 1963-

BBC Paris Studio, London and Granada Cinema, Mitcham Rd. Tooting, London

Another hectic day for the Beatles eight hours inside a BBC radio studio followed by two separate "House" at the Tooting Granada with the Roy Orbison package tour.

The BBC session was for both the second and third editions in their own series "Pop Go The Beatles". Curiously, Program 3 was taped first, between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, Number 2 was then recorded between 1:30 and 5:30. (A rehearsal element was included in these timings). The Beatles' guests in Program 3 were Carter-Lewis and the Southerners, and in Program 2 the Countrymen.

Before the series began, the Beatles let it be known that they would use the privileged BBC airtime to broadcast songs that had formed the backbone of their pre-fame live repertoire. An article in the New Musical Express of May 24, 1963 stated, "The Beatles will sing 5 or 6 numbers in each presentation. R&B material will be strongly featured. It was an interesting decision, for although they did play a few Lennon-McCartney numbers, they certainly could have featured them much more. Instead, the Beatles opted for versatility, letting the British public hear the songs they could no longer perform in live concerts now restricted to 20-25 minutes and hit material.

It was because of this decision that people have been able to hear - and preserve - studio environment, often live in-one-take recordings of rare Beatles performances, a huge cache of remarkable material.

In Program 3, broadcast in the Light Programme between 5:00 and 5:29 pm on Tuesday, June 18th, the group sang "A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues", "Memphis, Tennesse", "A Taste Of Honey", "Sure To Fall In Love With You", "Money, That's What I Want", and "From Me To You".

In Program 2, transmitted in the Light Programme between 5:00 and 5:20 pm on Tuesday, June 11th, the Beatles performed "Too Much Monkey Business", "I Got To Find My Baby", "Youngblood", "Baby, It's You", "Till There Was You", and "Love Me Do".

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Friday, May 31, 1963-

The Beatles - Odeon Cinema, High St. Southend-on-Sea, Essex

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Thursday, May 30, 1963-

Odeon Cinema, Oxford St. Manchester, Lancashire

This concert was reviewed in the Daily Express by it's northern show-business correspondent, Derek Taylor, who subsequently became Brian Epstein's personal assistant and then the Beatle's and Apple Records' press officer.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Wednesday, May 29, 1963-

The Beatles - Rialto Theatre, York

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, May 28, 1963-

The Beatles - Gaumont Cinema, Foregate St. Worcester, Worcs

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Monday, May 27, 1963-

The Beatles - Capitol Cinema, Dock St. Cardiff, Glamorganshire

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, May 26, 1963-

Empire Theatre, Liverpool

The Beatle's first home town appearance in more than six weeks. They were fast outgrowing the city.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Saturday, May 25, 1963-

The Beatles - City Hall, Sheffield

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