The Beatles’ diary -- 5th November 1963

Tuesday, 5th November 1963

UK singles chart
  1. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  2. She Loves You – The Beatles
  3. Do You Love Me? – Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
  4. Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues – Roy Orbison
  5. Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals
UK albums chart
  1. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  2. Meet The Searchers – The Searchers
  3. Born Free – Frank Ifield
  4. Greatest Hits – The Shadows
  5. How Do You Like It – Gerry & The Pacemakers

Performance at the Adelphi Cinema in Slough, as part of their British Tour. They played I Saw Her Standing There, From Me To You, All My Loving, You Really Got A Hold On Me, Roll Over Beethoven, Boys, Till There Was You, She Loves You, Money (That’s What I Want) and Twist And Shout.

There was also a recording session for the TV show ‘This Week’ at the Adelphi Cinema. This show was broadcast on 7th November (Assoc-Rediff) and featured interviews with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

Brian flew to New York to prepare for the imminent release of ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ in the States. He took a little light reading on the way – newspaper reports of the Beatles triumphal appearance the night before. “Beatles rock the Royals” said the ‘Daily Express’; “Night of triumph for four young boys” screamed the ‘Daily Mail’, adding “Yes, and even the Royal box was stomping! The Queen Mother particularly enjoyed ‘Twist And Shout’.” (They also reported the big mum’s ‘gag’ at the end: when Paul told her that they’d be appearing in Slough next, she replied: “Oh, that’s near us.”) The ‘Daily Mirror’ ran the following story on their front page: “‘Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!’ You have to be a real square not to love the nutty, noisy, happy, handsome Beatles. If they don’t sweep your …

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