The Beatles’ diary -- 6th June 1962

Wednesday, 6th June 1962

UK singles chart
  1. Good Luck Charm – Elvis Presley
  2. Do You Want To Dance / I’m Looking Out The Window – Cliff Richard
  3. Nut Rocker – B Bumble & The Stingers
  4. Last Night Was Made For Love – Billy Fury
  5. As You Like It – Adam Faith
UK albums chart
  1. Blue Hawaii – Elvis Presley
  2. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  3. It’s Trad Dad – Original Soundtrack
  4. The Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  5. The Young Ones – Cliff Richard

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (19:00–22:00) during which they recorded Besame Mucho, Love Me Do, P.S. I Love You and Ask Me Why.

The Beatles’ EMI audition. Norman Smith remembered seeing his worksheet pinned up on the canteen wall: “It said ’7pm: The Beatles’. I thought, ‘Some typist has buggered up again’… They all looked so thin and weedy! Almost under-nourished. We’d seen a few long-haired groups in our time, but nothing like The Beatles. It was almost a double-take job.” Ken Townsend recalled: “They dressed a bit differently and had what we thought was very long hair, though looking back now at the old photographs it’s very hard to believe. And they had broad Liverpool accents – and we didn’t have many people from Liverpool recording at Abbey Road.” (…A fact that’s born out by reading the docket in the archives. When it came to signing in at the end of the day, the cashier didn’t have a fucking clue …

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