Thursday, 30 January, 1964 While The Beatles play another two performances at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, the single of “Please Please Me/From Me to You” (VeeJay 581) is released in the U.S.
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Friday, 6 September, 1963 The Beatles played at the Odeon Cinema in Luton. On this day the Beatles Hits EP (Parlophone 8808) was released in the UK containing 4 tracks, “From Me to You,” “Thank You Girl,” “Please Please Me,” and “Love Me Do.”
Friday, 12 July, 1963 The Beatles perform two more shows at the Winter Gardens in Margate. The same day The Beatles’ 4-track Extended-Play (EP) “Twist and Shout” (Parlophone GEP-8882) is released in the U.K. Tracks: “Twist and Shout,” “A Taste of Honey,” “Do You Want to Know a Secret,” and “There’s a Place.” Highest chart [...]
Monday, 1st July, 1963 In Studio Two at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios, The Beatles record the songs for their next single, “She Loves You” and “I’ll Get You” (under the working title “Get You In the End”). EMI will issue “She Loves You/I’ll Get You” (Parlophone 5055) on August 23. As a result of The [...]
Wednesday, 26 June, 1963 Staying in the north The Beatles play at the Majestic Ballroom in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In their hotel room after the gig, John Lennon and Paul McCartney write their next single “She Loves You.”
Monday, 27 May, 1963 The Roy Orbison tour heads in to Wales with a stop at the Capitol Cinema in Cardiff. In the USA, VeeJay release the single “From Me to You/Thank You Girl” (VeeJay 522) it will only reach No.116 on Billboard’s singles chart.
Saturday, 18 May, 1963 The opening night of the Roy Obrison Tour, the third tour for the Beatles in only 5 months. Due to demand The Beatles are moved up to joint headliners alongside Orbison. The Beatles’ song list for this tour is “Some Other Guy,” “Do You Want to Know a Secret,” “Love Me [...]
Friday, 12th April, 1963 “From Me to You/Thank You Girl” (Parlophone 5015), the Beatles’ second single, is released in the U.K. and will spend 17 weeks on the charts; and be the first to hit the No.1 spot. The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club, headlining an eight-hour “Rhythm and Blues Marathon.” This is the [...]
Tuesday, 5th March, 1963 In Studio Two, of EMI’s Abbey Road Studios, London, The Beatles record “From Me to You” just five days after John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the song. Originally intended for the B-side of their second single, it is switched to the A-side with “Thank You Girl” on the B-side. They [...]
Monday, 23rd February, 1963 On this day “Please Please Me/Ask Me Why” (VeeJay 498) is released in the U.S. First pressings of this single have their name incorrectly spelled as with two “T”s – “The Beattles.” Meanwhile back in the UK, The Beatles perform at the Casino Ballroom in Leigh, Lancashire.