The Beatles’ diary -- 14th February 1961

Tuesday, 14th February 1961

UK singles chart
  1. Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Elvis Presley
  2. Sailor – Petula Clark
  3. Poetry In Motion – Johnny Tillotson
  4. You’re Sixteen – Johnny Burnette
  5. Pepe – Duane Eddy
UK albums chart
  1. G.I. Blues – Elvis Presley
  2. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack
  3. The Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  4. Nice ’n’ Easy – Frank Sinatra
  5. Oklahoma! – Original Soundtrack

Performance at the Cassanova Club in Liverpool.

They played another show at the Town Hall Ballroom in Litherland, Liverpool later in the day.

St. Valentine’s Day gig at the appropriately named Casanova Club. Bob Wooler thought that Pete was their greatest asset and suggested placing his drum-kit center stage – he even got his own singing spot, ‘Peppermint Twist’. “I got him to come to the front to take a bow,” he said. “He was no Dave Clark because he didn’t want his drums in the footlights. Johnny Hutch of the Big Three wanted to be in the footlights with the others flanking him and he wanted to do the singing. Chris Cutis of the Searchers used to play the drums standing up, saying, ‘Notice me, notice me.’ But Pete was shy and there was an obvious attraction. There was a charisma about him which I found fascinating.”

It all ended in farce however, when the girls tried pulling him off his seat! Paul also raffled off …

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