The Beatles’ diary -- 2nd February 1963

Saturday, 2nd February 1963

UK singles chart
  1. Diamonds – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
  2. The Next Time / Bachelor Boy – Cliff Richard
  3. Like I Do – Maureen Evans
  4. Dance On! – The Shadows
  5. Globetrotter – The Tornados
UK albums chart
  1. Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard
  2. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  3. Out Of The Shadows – The Shadows
  4. Girls Girls Girls – Elvis Presley
  5. Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets – Bobby Vee & The Crickets

Performance at the Gaumont Cinema in Bradford, as part of their Helen Shapiro Tour.

First night of the Helen Shapiro tour. This was a bit of a come-down because they found themselves at the bottom of the bill again, supporting a sixteen-year-old kid. But London was a completely different ball-game and Ringo remembered that “Helen was definitely the star. She had a telly in her room and we didn’t have one. We had to ask her if we could watch hers.” He had only been a Beatle for a few months, and was still the odd one out. “I was the new boy,” he said. “But the togetherness of this tour helped a lot. At first I was worried about who I was going to share with at the hotels, but mostly it was me in with Paul, and John and George sharing another room.”

Compared to the Beatles, Helen Shapiro was an old-pro. She burst onto the scene in ’61 with the top ten hit ‘Don’t …

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