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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Thursday, May 16, 1963-

Television Theatre, Shepherd's Bush Green, London

The Beatle's 2nd appearance on national BBC TV was in the children's series 'Pops And Lenny', broadcast live, in front of an enthusiastic audience, from the Television Theatre in West London. The title said it all, the show mixed pop music with glove-puppet fun in the shape of Lenny the Lion ("Oh don't embawass me"), as manipulated by cohort Terry Hall.

The Beatle's arrived at Television Theatre in time for a 1:30 pm rehearsal and performed two songs in the 5:00-5:30 broadcast, "From Me To You' and a shortened (1 min 5 secs) version of "Please Please Me". They also joined resident musicians the Bert Hayes Octet and the other members of the cast - Terry Hall, the Raindrops, Patsy Ann Noble, and, of course, Lenny the Lion - for the finale, a one-minute version of "After You've Gone", the Creamer/Layton standard written in 1929 and since performed by scores of artists.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Wednesday, May 15, 1963-

Royalty Theatre, City Road, Chester, Cheshire

The Beatle's repertoire on this night comprised "Some Other Guy", "Thank You Girl", "Do You Want To Know A Secret", "Please Please Me", "You Really Got A Hold On Me", "I Saw Her Standing There", and "From Me To You".

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, May 14, 1963-

The Beatles - Rink Ballroom, Park Lane, Sunderland, Durham

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Monday, May 13, 1963-

The Beatles took another day off (right after their Holiday)

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, May 12, 1963-

Alpha Television Studios, Aston, Birmingham

A return visit to Aston for the Beatles first bill-topping appearance on the ABC Television show "Thank Your Lucky Stars", taped this afternoon for transmission six days later, Saturday May 18th, between 5:55 and 6:35 pm.

For the first time, the Beatles mimed to more than one song in a TYLS broadcast: "From Me To You", and also LP track "I Saw Her Standing There".

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Saturday, May 11, 1963-

Imperial Ballroom, Carr Road, Nelson, Lancashire

Mayhem hit this northern industrial town as 2000 frantic teenagers crammed into the Imperial Ballroom to see the Beatles.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Friday, May 10, 1963-

The Beatles enjoying their last day of vacation.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Thursday, May 9, 1963-

The Beatles still on Holiday in Tenerife.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Wednesday, May 8, 1963-

This whole week the Beatles are on vacation.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, May 7, 1963-

Paul, George & and Ringo vacationing in Tenerife. John and Brian Epstein vacationing in Spain.

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