The Beatles’ diary -- 18th May 1963

Saturday, 18th May 1963

UK singles chart
  1. From Me To You – The Beatles
  2. Can’t Get Used To Losing You – Andy Williams
  3. Scarlett O’Hara – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
  4. How Do You Do It? – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  5. Two Kinds Of Teardrops – Del Shannon
UK albums chart
  1. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  2. Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard
  3. Reminiscing – Buddy Holly
  4. I’ll Remember You – Frank Ifield
  5. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack

Performance at the Adelphi Cinema in Slough, as part of their Roy Orbison Tour. They played Some Other Guy, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Love Me Do, From Me To You, Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There and Twist And Shout.

Start of The Roy Orbison Tour. Ringo said: “It was terrible following him. He’d slay them and they’d scream for more. In Glasgow we were all backstage, listening to the tremendous applause he was getting. He was just standing there singing, not moving or anything. As it got near our turn we would hide behind the curtain whispering to each other, ‘Guess who’s next folks, it’s your favourite rave.”

It was during this tour that the Beatles started causing riots, with all the crazy ladies trying to get a piece. But it still went largely unreported in the press.


 
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