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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Wednesday, April 3, 1963-

The Playhouse Theatre, London

The Beatles first recording for the BBC Light Program radio show "Easy Beat", hosted by Brian Matthew and taped weekly in front of a teenage audience at the Playhouse.

The Beatles rehearsed from 5:30 pm and took part in the continuous recording from 8:30 to 9:45; the program was then transmitted between 10:31 and 11:30 am on Sunday, April 7th. Their contribution was three songs: "Please please me", "Misery" and "From me to you".

As well as performing music, John and Paul took part in the program's record review panel spot "Going Up?" (Along with Laura Lee and Clare O'Rourke), giving their opinions of new singles by Bert Weedon, Cleo Laine, The Vernons Girls, and Tommy Roe.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, April 2, 1963-

The Beatles took a BREAK today!

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Monday, April 1, 1963-

Studio One, BBC Picadilly Studios in London

On this day the Beatles recorded contributions to two progams in the weekly BBC Light Program radio series, "Side by Side", hosted by staff announcer John Dunn, later a top presenter. Inclusive of rehearsal time, the sessions took place from 2:30 to 5:30 and 6:30 to 10:30 pm.

Side by Side featured two groups each week, one being the resident Karl Denver Trio. Together, they and their guest act would open the show singing "Side by Side" (written by Harry Woods, first recorded in 1927 by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra); thereafter the two groups would alternate until the end of the show half an hour later.

The afternoon recording was transmitted between 5:00 and 5:29 pm on Monday, April 22nd with The Beatles contributing "I saw her standing there", "Do you want to know a secret", "Baby, It's you", "Please Please Me", "From me to you" and "Misery", as well as the "Side by Side" duet with Denver's Trio.

The evening recording was transmitted between 5:00 and 5:29 pm on Monday, May 13th, The Beatles contributing "From me to you", "Long Tall Sally", "A Taste of Honey", "Chains", "Thank you girl", and "Boys", together with a repeat of the "Side by Side" duet with Denver.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, March 31, 1963-

The Beatles at De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd., Leicester, Leicestershire - The final night of the tour with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Saturday March 30, 1963-

The Beatles at Guildhall, The Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Friday, March 29, 1963-

The Beatles at Odeon Cinema, Loampit Vale, Lewisham, London

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Thursday, March 28, 1963-

The Beatles at ABC Cinema, London Inn Square, Exeter, Devonshire

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Wednesday, March 27, 1963-

The Beatles at ABC Cinema, Abingdon Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, March 26, 1963-

The Beatles at Granada Cinema in Mansfield

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Monday, March 25, 1963-

The Beatles spent the tour's one-day break today at a number of local locations with photographer Dezo Hoffmann, with both stills and 8mm mute color home-movie footage resulting. They later repeated this exercise in Weston-super-Mare.

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