The Beatles’ diary -- 4th September 1962

Tuesday, 4th September 1962

UK singles chart
  1. I Remember You – Frank Ifield
  2. Speedy Gonzales – Pat Boone
  3. Things – Bobby Darin
  4. Guitar Tango – The Shadows
  5. Sealed With A Kiss – Brian Hyland
UK albums chart
  1. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  2. Pot Luck – Elvis Presley
  3. The Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  4. Blue Hawaii – Elvis Presley
  5. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack
The Beatles at EMIEMI Studios – 4 Sept ’62Photo: Apple Corps Ltd.

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 3 (14:00–15:00) during which they recorded How Do You Do It, Love Me Do and Please Please Me.

A further session took place between 19:00–23:15 in Studio 2 at which they recorded How Do You Do It and Love Me Do.

The Beatles first official recording session at EMI. George recalled: “We were in this big white room, that hadn’t been painted for years and years, and it had all these sound baffles, and it was all dirty. It wasn’t a very nice atmosphere. When you think of all the songs that were made in that studio, No.2, it’s amazing, because there’s no atmosphere in there. We just made the atmosphere ourselves. It was a joke, really. I mean, they had this toilet paper like lino, that had EMI on every piece and the refrigerator had a padlock on it, so, if you wanted a cup of tea, we had to break open the padlock on the fridge to get the milk out!”

Paul said: “It was so organised! There was not really anything laid-back about it. In the early days we recorded 10.30-1.30, then broke for lunch. …

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