The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, November 19, 1963

Gaumont Cinema, Wolverhampton

Monday, November 18th had not been a day of rest for the Beatles as it had for the other acts on their package tour. Instead, they attended a ceremony at EMI House in London where they received a clutch of representation discs: silver LP's for "Please Please Me" and "With The Beatles", the latter in advance of release from EMI Ltd chairman Sir Joseph Lockwood, a minature silver EP each for "Twist And Shout" and "She Loves You", respectively from Gerald Marks, editor of weekly pop paper "Disc". They also stayed for a cocktail party and then a formal lunch in the boardroom, with company executives and privileged guests.

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