The Beatles’ diary -- 23rd December 1963

Monday, 23rd December 1963

UK singles chart
  1. I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
  2. She Loves You – The Beatles
  3. You Were Made For Me – Freddie & The Dreamers
  4. Glad All Over – The Dave Clark Five
  5. Secret Love – Kathy Kirby
UK albums chart
  1. With The Beatles – The Beatles
  2. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  3. How Do You Like It – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  4. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  5. Sugar And Spice – The Searchers

Capitol decided to bring forward ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’s release date to capitalise on the massive airplay. Their media blitz got under way with a four-page paper spread amongst the sales force (it was basically one big Beatles ad). It contained biographies on the band, photos and details of their upcoming releases. Unfortunately, it also contained three rather embarrassing mistakes – the photo of Paul was listed as John, John was George and George was Paul! But at least they got Ringo right. is not affiliated with or approved by The Beatles, Apple, MPL, EMI or Capitol Records.
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