The Beatles’ diary -- 14th December 1963

Saturday, 14th December 1963

UK singles chart
  1. I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
  2. She Loves You – The Beatles
  3. You Were Made For Me – Freddie & The Dreamers
  4. Secret Love – Kathy Kirby
  5. Maria Elena – Los Indios Tabajaras
UK albums chart
  1. With The Beatles – The Beatles
  2. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  3. How Do You Like It – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  4. Meet The Searchers – The Searchers
  5. Born Free – Frank Ifield

Performance at the Wimbledon Palais in Wimbledon, attended by 3,000 people.

The Beatles received their first major coverage in ‘Billboard’ magazine. A three-page article commented on Capitol’s acquisition of ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ and told the story of Beatlemania in the UK.

It was also on this day that the Beatles performed a concert behind a wire steel mesh, to stop the kids invading the stage. John joked that “if they press any harder, they’ll come through as chips.”



 
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