The Beatles’ diary -- 15th November 1963

Friday, 15th November 1963

UK singles chart
  1. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  2. She Loves You – The Beatles
  3. Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues – Roy Orbison
  4. Sugar And Spice – The Searchers
  5. Do You Love Me? – Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
UK albums chart
  1. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  2. Meet The Searchers – The Searchers
  3. How Do You Like It – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  4. Greatest Hits – The Shadows
  5. Born Free – Frank Ifield

‘Time’ magazine ran a story called: ‘The New Madness’. Bruce Spizer, in his excellent book ‘The Beatles Are Coming!’, reckons that this story represents the first significant piece of mainstream journalism on the Beatles in the States. It read: “Though Americans might find the Beatles achingly familiar (their songs consist mainly of ‘Yeah!’ screamed to the accompaniment of three guitars and a thunderous drum), they are apparently irresistible to the English.” It went on to say that “although no Beatle can read music, two of them dream up half the Beatles’ repertory. The raucous, big-beat sound they achieve by electric amplification of all their instruments makes a Beatles performance slightly orgiastic. But the boys are the very spirit of good clean fun. They look like shaggy …

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