The Beatles’ diary -- 22nd August 1962

Wednesday, 22nd August 1962

UK singles chart
  1. I Remember You – Frank Ifield
  2. Speedy Gonzales – Pat Boone
  3. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
  4. Guitar Tango – The Shadows
  5. Things – Bobby Darin
UK albums chart
  1. Pot Luck – Elvis Presley
  2. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  3. The Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  4. Blue Hawaii – Elvis Presley
  5. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

There was also a recording session for the TV show ‘Scene At 6.30’ at the Cavern Club. This show was broadcast on 6th November 1963 (Granada). They played Some Other Guy.

The earliest surviving piece of Beatles footage was recorded on this day after Pete Best’s mum bombarded Granada TV with letters. (If she knew that Pete was going to get sacked then she wouldn’t have bothered!) The short black-and-white movie shows them playing ‘Some Other Guy’ at the Cavern, and a voice at the end of the set can be heard shouting, “We want Pete!”

After the television broadcast Brian bought it off them for an undisclosed sum and pressed up four copies. One of these copies was later sold at Sotheby’s for over a grand.

After the show was over John went to see Mimi to tell her about the wedding: “I went to tell her that Cyn was having a baby, and we were getting married tomorrow, and did she want to come? She just let out a …

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