Saturday, December 11, 2010

1962, October 25 (disputed)


The Beatles’ success continued, and Ringo tasted more of it this day, his first appearance on BBC Radio. At an 8:00 pm taping for Here We Go, several songs were performed in front on a live audience at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester, to be broadcast the next day at 5:00 pm.

Only a snippet of "A Taste of Honey" survives. “A Taste of Honey” was first released to vinyl by Lenny Welch, on September 17, 1962, meaning that The Beatles were quick studies. Some sources have placed the date of this fragmentary relic on October 29, 1962, when the band appeared on the UK TV program People and Places. Winn doubted this placement, but Sulpy wrote that People and Places was a possibility (but mistakenly dated the show as October 19).

(ref: Winn, Way Beyond Compare; Sulpy, Complete Beatles Audio Guide (2006); Lewisohn, Chronicles)



"A TASTE OF HONEY” (Scott/Marlow) - fragment (0:52)
“Love Me Do” – not available
“P.S. I Love You” – not available


AUDIO SOURCE: Purple Chick's bootleg The Complete
BBC Sessions - Upgraded for 2004, Disc 1 (detailed information: here) provides the cleanest, most complete, and speed-checked experience.

On Artifacts 1, CD 1: The Early Years, this recording is described as from People and Places, and runs at the wrong speed, as noted: here.

You can find a comprehensive history of The Beatles at the Beeb bootleg releases: here.

VIDEO: None.

PHOTOS & INFORMATION: Photos from this date (if this audio derives from October 29) are: here.


Tom Wise

Although I use quotes from sources, or cited fact, much of the material on this and other pages of my blog is original, from my own pen. This is not cut-and-paste, it is a work of art. Copyright © 2010 Tom Wise.

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