The Beatles’ diary -- 13th October 1963

Sunday, 13th October 1963

UK singles chart
  1. Do You Love Me? – Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
  2. Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals
  3. She Loves You – The Beatles
  4. If I Had A Hammer – Trini Lopez
  5. Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues – Roy Orbison
UK albums chart
  1. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  2. Meet The Searchers – The Searchers
  3. Greatest Hits – The Shadows
  4. Born Free – Frank Ifield
  5. Cliff’s Hit Album – Cliff Richard

Recording session for the TV show ‘Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium’ at the London Palladium. The programme was broadcast live (ATV). They played From Me To You, I’ll Get You, She Loves You and Twist And Shout.

The Beatles appeared on Sunday Night At The London Palladium. Although it’s very hard to believe nowadays, a band considered an appearance at this ‘gig’ as being a pinnacle of their career. Once you’d appeared on here, then you knew that you’d ‘really’ hit the big time. (Remember, this was before stadium tours had been invented.) They performed ‘From Me To You’, ‘I’ll Get You’, ‘Twist And Shout’, and closed the set with their new single ‘She Loves You’. The next day the papers were awash with stories about kids going crazy in the street, and the ‘Daily Mirror’ coined the phrase “Beatlemania” to describe the mayhem.

John said: “The worst part was coming out. The police had the front entrance [Argyle Street] cordoned off. We rushed to the taxi and found there wasn’t one there. So …

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