The Beatles’ diary -- March 1963

March 1963

Friday, 1st March

Performance at the Odeon Cinema in Southport, as part of their Helen Shapiro Tour.

Saturday, 2nd March

Performance at the Civic Hall in Sheffield, as part of their Helen Shapiro Tour.

There was also a recording session for the TV show ‘ABC At Large’ at the Didsbury Studio Centre. The programme was broadcast live (ABC) and featured interviews with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

Sunday, 3rd March

Performance at the Gaumont Cinema in Hanley, as part of their Helen Shapiro Tour.

Monday, 4th March

Performance at the Plaza Ballroom in St. Helens.

Tuesday, 5th March

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (14:30–21:00) during which they recorded From Me To You, Thank You Girl, One After 909, One After 909 and What Goes On.

The famous balcony shots at EMI were taken on this day.

Wednesday, 6th March

Recording session for the radio show ‘Here We Go’ at the Playhouse Theatre This show was transmitted on 12th March (BBC Light Programme). They played I Saw Her Standing There, Misery, Do You Want To Know A Secret and Please Please Me.

Thursday, 7th March

Performance at the Elizabethan Ballroom in Nottingham.

Friday, 8th March

Performance at the Royal Hall in Harrogate.

Saturday, 9th March

Performance at the Granada Cinema in East Ham, London, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Sunday, 10th March

Performance at the Hippodrome Theatre in Birmingham, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Monday, 11th March

Recording session for the radio show ‘The Friday Spectacular’ at the EMI House This show was transmitted on 15th March (Radio Luxembourg) and featured music and interviews with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They played Please Please Me and Ask Me Why.

Tuesday, 12th March

Performance at the Granada Cinema in Bedford, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Wednesday, 13th March

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (10:00–13:00) during which they recorded Thank You Girl.

They also performed at the Rialto Theatre in York, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Thursday, 14th March

Performance at the Gaumont Cinema in Wolverhampton, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Friday, 15th March

Performance at the Colston Hall in Bristol, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Saturday, 16th March

Performance at the City Hall in Sheffield (18:00), as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

There was also a recording session for the radio show ‘Saturday Club’ at the Broadcasting House This show was transmitted live (BBC Light Programme). They played I Saw Her Standing There, Misery, Too Much Monkey Business, Talkin’ ‘Bout You, Please Please Me and Hippy Hippy Shake.

Sunday, 17th March

Performance at the Embassy Cinema in Peterborough, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Monday, 18th March

Performance at the Regal Cinema in Gloucester, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Tuesday, 19th March

Performance at the Regal Cinema in Cambridge, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Wednesday, 20th March

Performance at the ABC Cinema in Romford, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Thursday, 21st March

Performance at the ABC Cinema in West Croydon, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

There was also a recording session for the radio show ‘On The Scene’ at the BBC Piccadilly Studios This show was transmitted on 28th March (BBC Light Programme). They played Misery, Do You Want To Know A Secret and Please Please Me.

Friday, 22nd March

‘Please Please Me’ album – front cover ReleasedUK album. Please Please Me Peak position: Disc Weekly – #1; Melody Maker – #1; NME – #1; Record Retailer – #1

Performance at the Gaumont Cinema in Doncaster, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Released their first UK album: ‘Please Please Me’. It reached number one a couple of months later, and stayed on top for thirty weeks.

Saturday, 23rd March

Performance at the City Hall in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Sunday, 24th March

Performance at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Tuesday, 26th March

Performance at the Granada Cinema in Mansfield, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Wednesday, 27th March

Performance at the ABC Cinema in Northampton, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Thursday, 28th March

Performance at the ABC Cinema in Exeter, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Friday, 29th March

Performance at the Odeon Cinema in Lewisham, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Saturday, 30th March

Performance at the Guildhall in Portsmouth, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

Sunday, 31st March

Performance at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester, as part of their Tommy Roe/Chris Montez Tour. They played Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.


 
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