Beatles A Day in the Life Blog posts of '1963' 'March'

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Thursday, March 21, 1963

Studio One, BBC Piccadilly Studios, Piccadilly, London

Between 1:00 and 2:00 pm, following a 10:00 am rehearsal, the Beatles recorded a BBC Radio session for "On the Scene", broadcast in the Light Programme from 5:00 to 5:29 pm on Thursday, March 28th. They performed three songs, "Misery", Please Please Me", and "Do you want to know a secret", working for the very first time in Picadilly in central London.

After the session, the group drove south, to Croydon, to continue the Roe/Montez tour.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Wednesday, March 20, 1963

ABC Cinema, South St. Romford, Essex

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Tuesday, March 19, 1963

Regal Cinema, St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Monday, March 18, 1963

Regal Cinema, St. Aldate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Sunday, March 17, 1963

Embassy Cinema, Peterborough

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : 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 - A Day in The Life : Friday, March 15, 1963

Colston Hall, Colston St. Bristol

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

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : 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 - A Day in The Life : 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 - A Day in The Life : 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.