The Beatles’ diary -- September 1962

September 1962

Sometime during the winter (date unknown) Ringo met Maureen Cox at The Cavern. She used to work in the hairdressers down the road and came into the club during her lunch-break. She remembers that the first person she kissed wasn’t Ringo at all – it was Paul! “My friend bet me that I wouldn’t go and kiss Paul. So I said to her that it was ‘she’ who was scared, and not me. But she said I was scared. So just for a bet, I fought my way down to the band room and kissed Paul when he came out. My friend was so annoyed and jealous that she started crying. But it was really Ritchie that I liked best. [Maureen always called him Ritchie.] I’d only kissed Paul for a dare. So I waited until Ritchie came out and kissed him as well.”

“I never joined the queue till about two or three hours …

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Saturday, 1st September

Performance at the Subscription Rooms in Stroud.

Sunday, 2nd September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Monday, 3rd September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

They played another show at the Queen’s Hall in Widnes later in the day.

Tuesday, 4th September

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. It wasn’t a very nice atmosphere. When you think of all the songs that were made in that studio it’s amazing, because there’s no atmosphere in there.”

Wednesday, 5th September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Thursday, 6th September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

They played another show at the Rialto Ballroom in Toxteth, Liverpool later in the day.

Friday, 7th September

Performance at the Village Hall in Irby, Wirral.

Saturday, 8th September

Performance at the Majestic Ballroom in Birkenhead.

They played another show at the YMCA in Birkenhead later in the day.

Sunday, 9th September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Monday, 10th September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

They played another show at the Queen’s Hall in Widnes later in the day.

Tuesday, 11th September

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (17:00–18:45) during which they recorded P.S. I Love You, Love Me Do and Please Please Me.

Wednesday, 12th September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Thursday, 13th September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

They played another show at the Riverpark Ballroom in Chester later in the day.

Friday, 14th September

Performance at the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton, Wallasey.

Saturday, 15th September

Performance at the Victory Memorial Hall in Northwich.

Sunday, 16th September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Monday, 17th September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

They played another show at the Queen’s Hall in Widnes later in the day.

Wednesday, 19th September

The Beatles at Pier HeadPier Head – 19 Sept ’62Photo: Apple Corps Ltd.

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Thursday, 20th September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Friday, 21st September

Performance at the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton, Wallasey.

Saturday, 22nd September

Performance at the Majestic Ballroom in Birkenhead.

Sunday, 23rd September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Tuesday, 25th September

Performance at the Barnston Women’s Institute in Heswell, Wirral.

Wednesday, 26th September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Friday, 28th September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

They played another show at the MV Royal Iris in River Mersey, Liverpool later in the day.

Saturday, 29th September

Performance at the Oasis Club in Manchester.

Sunday, 30th September

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.


 
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