Two 1963 recordings emerge
On the 5th of April 1963 at EMI House in London, The Beatles were awarded their first silver disc, for sales of more than 250,000 copies of their single “Please Please Me”. They received their award from their producer George Martin.
During the presentation ceremony the group gave a private performance to an audience consisting of record company executives and “the men from the press”, journalists and photographers.
A recording of two songs appeared online today, confirming that the Beatles played their still unreleased follow-up at the time, “From me to you”, and the subject of the day, “Please please me”.
The recording premiered on a Beatles radio show in USA, “Breakfast with The Beatles” with André Gardner on his final show, a radio show which has been running for 32 years.
According to The Beatles aide, Tony Bramwell, the presentation may have been recorded for broadcast on the popular “Radio Luxemburg” pan-European radio station.
As usual in 1963, The Beatles kept themselves busy, and while in London, The Beatles also made their first visit to the Mayfair offices of their accounting firm, Bryce Hanmer, Isherwood & Company.