The Beatles’ diary -- 3rd December 1961

Sunday, 3rd December 1961

UK singles chart
  1. His Latest Flame / Little Sisters – Elvis Presley
  2. Tower Of Strength – Frankie Vaughan
  3. Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
  4. Walking Back To Happiness – Helen Shapiro
  5. Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee
UK albums chart
  1. Another Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  2. Something For Everybody – Elvis Presley
  3. The Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  4. The Shadows – The Shadows
  5. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack

Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

Brian invited the Beatles round to his office to discuss a possible management deal. This was the first time that they had ever been involved in something serious like this (because Allan Williams’ stint didn’t really count) so they brought Bob Wooler along for moral support. “They told me that Brian wanted to see them with a view to managing them,” he said, “but they were very dubious. People had said to them over the years, ‘I will manage you and do this, that and the other’, and it was all promises, promises. So they asked me to go with them to NEMS to suss him out.” Brian’s assistant said: “We used the very long, narrow office which actually seemed more like a corridor than a room. Brian did not like to use his big office upstairs, next to the other family offices, for meeting …

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