The Beatles’ diary -- 14th April 1963

Sunday, 14th April 1963

UK singles chart
  1. How Do You Do It? – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  2. From A Jack To A King – Ned Miller
  3. Foot Tapper – The Shadows
  4. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man – Buddy Holly
  5. Rhythm Of The Rain – The Cascades
UK albums chart
  1. Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard
  2. Reminiscing – Buddy Holly
  3. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  4. All Star Festival – Various Artists
  5. Girls Girls Girls – Elvis Presley

Recording session for the TV show ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ at the Teddington Studio Centre. This show was broadcast on 20th April (ABC). They played From Me To You.

The Beatles saw The Rolling Stones playing at the Crawdaddy Club in Station Road, Richmond. This was the same month that Andrew Loog Oldham discovered them as well… so they were on the verge of becoming famous. “We’d heard about this blues band,” said Paul. “And we were into American blues so we showed up at the Station Hotel. And there they were, the early Stones: Brian, Mick waving his mike in that characteristic way, and of course the little harmonica thing that he’d pull in on that tight microphone. They saw us walk in. We all had long suede leather coats on and little suede caps.” George recalled: “It was a real rave. The audience shouted and screamed and danced on the tables. They were doing a dance that no one had seen up till then, but we all know as the Shake. The beat …

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