The Beatles’ diary -- 15th March 1961

Wednesday, 15th March 1961

UK singles chart
  1. Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes – The Everly Brothers
  2. Are You Sure – Allisons
  3. Sailor – Petula Clark
  4. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? – Shirelles
  5. Theme For A Dream – Cliff Richard
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. Me And My Shadows – Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool (12:00 to 13:00).

They played another show at the Liverpool Jazz Society in Liverpool (14:00 to 19:00) later in the day.

Stuart travelled back to Hamburg to be with Astrid, and resumed his studies at the State College of Art. Paul recalled: “So then, it was like, ‘Uh-oh! We haven’t got a bass player now,’ so everyone turned round and looked at me. I was a bit lumbered with the bass playing, really. I was playing piano and didn’t even have a guitar at the time, so I couldn’t really say that I wanted to be a guitarist.” He couldn’t afford a new one though, so he transformed his little Rosetti into a bass by nicking a few piano strings. “All of these clubs would wonder what had gone wrong with their pianos. We had some pliers and it was: ‘All right lads, quick it’s an A – which is the A?’ Dong, dong! And we’d just nick an A-string. You’d be surprised how well they …

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