The Beatles’ diary -- 18th April 1963

Thursday, 18th 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

Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, London. They played Please Please Me, Misery, Twist And Shout and From Me To You.

There was also a recording session for the radio show ‘Swinging Sound ’63’ at the Royal Albert Hall This show was transmitted live (BBC Light Programme).

Paul met 17-year-old Jane Asher at the Royal Albert Hall. She was writing a piece for the ‘Radio Times’ and had to interview them out the back. [In a strange coincidence, it turned out that her mother had once taught George Martin how to play the oboe at the Guildhall School of Music!] Paul said: “We all knew her as the rather attractive, nice and well-spoken chick that we’d seen on ‘Juke Box Jury’. But we all thought she was blonde, because we’d only ever seen her in black and white on television, and we went mad for blondes. Then she came backstage afterwards and we all immediately tried to pull her. You know, being the order of the day. Anyway, one thing or another, we ended up back at the Royal Court Hotel where we were staying. We went to a journalist, Chris Hutchins’ …

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