The Beatles’ diary -- 4th August 1963

Sunday, 4th August 1963

UK singles chart
  1. Devil In Disguise – Elvis Presley
  2. Confessin’ – Frank Ifield
  3. Sweets For My Sweet – The Searchers
  4. Twist And Shout – Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
  5. Da Doo Ron Ron – The Crystals
UK albums chart
  1. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  2. Greatest Hits – The Shadows
  3. Cliff’s Hit Album – Cliff Richard
  4. It Happened At The World’s Fair – Elvis Presley
  5. Reminiscing – Buddy Holly

Performance at the Queen’s Theatre in Blackpool.

John described a gig at Blackpool: “We turned up for the show and it was only five o’clock in the afternoon. But already they were massed outside the front of the theatre. Well, we might have got through the massed ranks if we had been inside tanks, or if we’d been mounted on elephants, but any other way was impossible! In the end, we were smuggled round to some doorway near the back. This took us into a builder’s yard. We got onto a ladder, climbed up on that, onto some scaffolding, climbed higher and found ourselves on the roof. Then our guide led us along near the front edge of the roof, and, when the fans below spotted us, they cheered so loud, you could have heard them on Wigan pier!”



 
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