The Beatles’ diary -- 10th December 1961

Sunday, 10th December 1961

UK singles chart
  1. Tower Of Strength – Frankie Vaughan
  2. His Latest Flame / Little Sisters – Elvis Presley
  3. Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
  4. Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee
  5. Moon River – Danny Williams
UK albums chart
  1. Another Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  2. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack
  3. Something For Everybody – Elvis Presley
  4. The Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  5. The Shadows – The Shadows

Performance at the Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool.

The Beatles gathered at The Casbah and formally agreed that Brian could act as their manager. He immediately set about changing their stage-act. John remembered: “We were in a daydream until he came along. We had no idea what we were doing. Seeing our marching orders on paper made it all official. He was trying to clean our image up. He told us we’d never get past the door of a good place. He’d tell us that jeans were not particularly smart and could we possibly manage to wear proper trousers. We respected his views. We stopped chomping at cheese rolls and jam butties on stage, and paid more attention to what we were doing.” They stopped arguing about which songs to play, and always played the songs through to the finish. And they also started sticking to short one-hour sets with …

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