The Beatles’ diary -- 10th December 1963

Tuesday, 10th December 1963

UK singles chart
  1. She Loves You – The Beatles
  2. Don’t Talk To Him – Cliff Richard
  3. You Were Made For Me – Freddie & The Dreamers
  4. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  5. Secret Love – Kathy Kirby
UK albums chart
  1. With The Beatles – The Beatles
  2. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  3. Meet The Searchers – The Searchers
  4. How Do You Like It – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  5. Sugar And Spice – The Searchers

This was the day that started Beatlemania in the States… If one little girl called Marsha Albert hadn’t been watching the telly that night, then who knows what might have happened… the whole thing might have fizzled out before it had even begun! She happened to be watching a feature on the ‘Evening News With Walter Cronkite’ about Beatlemania in the UK (which included a clip of the Beatles playing ‘She Loves You’). Intrigued, she wrote a little letter to her local radio station – WWDC. The disc jockey Carroll James then arranged to have their latest British single delivered to his office. But because ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ hadn’t been released in the States yet (it wasn’t due until 13th January 1964) he had to wait for an air-stewardess friend to fly it over from England. …

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