A Day in the Life Blog

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Tuesday, April 16, 1963

The Beatles at Studio Four, Granada TV Centre, Manchester

The Beatle's first appearance on Granada Television in three months was this live (mimed) performance of "From Me To You", on
'Scene At 6:30', a new half hour news magazine program from North England, succeeding from People and Places. Following 3:00 - 4:00 and 4:15 - 6:00 pm rehearsals, it was broadcast between 6:30 and 7:00 pm, clashing with the Beatle's taped BBC TV appearance on "The 625 Show" which was on from 6:25 to 6:50.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Monday, April 15, 1963

The Beatles at the Riverside Dancing Club, Bridge Hotel, Teme St. Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Sunday, April 14, 1963

Teddington Studio Centre, Teddington

Taping of the Beatles third appearance on the ABC Television program, "Thank Your Lucky Stars", broadcast across most of the ITV network on Saturday, April 20th from 5:50 to 6:30 pm.

In this edition, the group were called for an 11:00 am rehearsal and took part in the continuous taping during the afternoon, miming to one song, "From Me To You". The Beatles were third on the bill, other guests including the not yet successful Dave Clark Five, The Vernons Girls, Bert Weedon and, topping the line-up, visiting American Del Shannon, with whom the Beatles would work again the next Thursday.

After the TYLS taping, the Beatles drove to the nearby town of Richmond-upon-Thames to see, for the first time, another up and coming new group, the Rolling Stones, in live action at the Crawdaddy Club in the town's Station Hotel pub.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Saturday, April 13, 1963

Studio E, Lime Grove Studios, Lime Grove, Shepherd's Bush, London

After 11 appearances on British independent television, the - at last - was the Beatles debut on the national BBC network, a video recording for "The 625 Show", transmitted from 6:25 to 6:50 pm on Tuesday, April 16th and billed as featuring "up and coming young talent".

The recording took place at the Corporation's Lime Grove Studios in West London, a 10:30 to 11:30 am band call, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:15 to 3:45 camera rehearsal and 4:30 to 6:00 final rehearsal preceding the 7:30 to 8:15 pm taping.

The Beatles performed three songs on the program, "From Me To You', "Thank You Girl", and "Please Please Me". The latter song closed the show and so the Beatles were enjoined by the entire cast: singer Jimmy Young, singers/guitarists Rolf and Tino, singer Bobbi Carrol, singer/guitarist Hank Locklin, guitarist Wout Steenhuis, a four-piece orchestra led by Micky Greeve, pianist Johnny Pearson and musical conductor Edwin Braben.

This taping of "The 625 Show" precluded the Beatles from making an adverstised personal appearance (though they weren't scheduled to perform) at a football club dance held this night at the Civic Hall in Uppermill, near Oldham, Lancashire. Instead, the Beatles stayed local to London, going to a party thrown at his North Harrow home by the Shadow's guitarist Bruce Welch. Here they met Cliff Richard for the first time.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Friday, April 12, 1963

Night Cavern Club, Liverpool

A special Good Friday return to the Cavern Club, spearheading another eight-hour "Rhythm & Blues Marathon"

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Thursday, April 11, 1963

The Beatles appearing at the Co-operative Hall, Long St. Middleton, Lancashire

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Wednesday, April 10, 1963

Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead

The Beatles last appearance at this venue.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Tuesday, April 9, 1963

BBC Paris Studio, London, & Studio Four, Wembley Studios, Wembley, and Ballroom, Gaumont State Cinema, Kilburn High Rd. Kilburn, London.

Another busy day, a live radio interview at lunchtime, a live (but mimed) television appearance at tea time, live in concert at night.

The radio appearance occurred on the BBC Light Program lunchtime chat show "Pop Inn", the Beatles going along to the Paris Studio for a 12:30 pm rehearsal and live broadcast between 1:00 and 1:45. The interview was accompanied by the playing of their imminent new single, "From Me To You". Among the other guests on the show were disc jockey David Jacobs, veteran comedian Arthur Askey, and popular pianist Winifred Atwell.

The television appearance, also live, was a return booking on the Associated-Rediffusion children's magazine program "Tuesday Rendezvous", broadcast in London between 5:00 and 5:55 pm. (The Beatles also attended the rehearsal, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm) They mimed "From Me To You", played in its entirety, and to 50 seconds of "Please Please Me", played over the closing titles. Among the other guests on the show were ever-present puppets Ollie Beak and Fred Barker, naturalist Grahame Dangerfield and cookery couple Fanny and Johnnie Cradock.

The Gaumont State cinema in Kilburn, scene of the evening engagement, is only a short distance from Wembley, and closer still to EMI Studios in Abbey Road.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Monday, April 8, 1963

The Beatles were off today.....

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Sunday, April 7, 1963

The Beatles at the Savoy Ballroom, South Parade, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire