The Beatles’ diary -- 30th May 1963

Thursday, 30th May 1963

UK singles chart
  1. From Me To You – The Beatles
  2. Scarlett O’Hara – Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
  3. Do You Want To Know A Secret? – Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas
  4. Lucky Lips – Cliff Richard
  5. Can’t Get Used To Losing You – Andy Williams
UK albums chart
  1. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  2. Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard
  3. Reminiscing – Buddy Holly
  4. It Happened At The World’s Fair – Elvis Presley
  5. I’ll Remember You – Frank Ifield

Performance at the Odeon Cinema in Manchester, 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.

The Beatles performed at the Oxford Street Odeon, Manchester. This gig became famous because it was the first one attended by Derek Taylor – Apple’s future press man. He had a column in the Northern edition of the ‘Daily Express’ and wrote, “[the concert] was as beneficial and invigorating as a week on a beach at the pier head overlooking the Mersey. Their stage manner has little polish but limitless energy, and they have in abundance and fundamental rough good humour of their native city. It was marvellous, meaningless, impertinent, exhilarating stuff.”


 
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