One day after recording “From Me to You” and “Thank You Girl,” and three days before the start of their UK tour (opening [!] for Tommy Roe and Chris Montez), the boys traveled to Manchester to tape their fifth and final appearance on BBC Light’s Here We Go.
On this date, between 8:00-8:45pm, the boys performed in front of a live audience, playing four songs (“I Saw Her Standing There” was cut from the show, and is currently undiscovered). Host Ray Peters let it be known that “Please Please Me” had just topped the New Musical Express chart (although this wasn’t the chart the BBC normally used).
This edition was broadcast on March 12 at 5pm.
(refs: Winn, Way Beyond Compare; Lewisohn, Chronicles)
“DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET”
“PLEASE PLEASE ME”
AUDIO SOURCE: Purple Chick's The Complete BBC Sessions - Upgraded for 2004, Disc 1 provides the cleanest, most complete, and speed-checked experience.
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