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.
Wow. Very cool.
That’s very clear. Though I’m sure it’s been cleaned up quite a bit but even so it’s great to hear
Awesome find! Does anyone know who had these recordings and how and when they were unearthed?
DISCJAPAN HAS IT.
Am I the only one who finds this more exciting than then whole“ Get Back“- project?
Interesting that sometimes there are those who much prefer the early Beatles up to around ’66 or so and those who prefer the later music/films/videos. I am one of those who likes both phases of their careers for their own musical and cultural merits. Not much can exceed the excitement I felt leading up to the Get Back movie and then having the long-awaited opportunity to virtually hang out with the Beatles in the recording studio. (Its not a perfect endeavor but I expect we will see different approaches of the Get Back footage in the future if we live long enough). Stay healthy!
They need to do a good box for 1963 including music and film clips and follow with a comprehensive 1964 including the dealing with the press. Beatles First Visit needs a cleanup and expansion.
I am one of those who does much prefer the early Beatles more pure rock and roll than the later material. I love both but do find I play the early stuff much more than the later.
To each their own. But both the early and later material are great much better then 99.99% of the crap out there today. Which I’m sure everyone on here will agree to
No you’re not the only one, I also prefer their earlier material! As you said they rocked more in the early days!
Yes I’m afraid your the only one who thinks that
Yes, you are the only one.
I would imagine these will be soon be available on a copyright-expired ‘grey area’ 7″ single…
This is the first I have heard of this and would LOVE TO FIND IT!! Any info would be appreciated.
Nice find. Their performances are spot on in both songs. George has really got his guitar singing in these 2 tunes..
“You can carry on drinking now! “;-)
It is wonderful to hear things we never heard before. The early Beatles have a special place in my heart. They excited me, 11 years old, almost 12. I have had a life long love affair with them. They were quite good in this performance. Wow. I would love to hear more. I did see them live in 66 at Shea Stadium but I would have given anything to see them in 63-64.
Sounds good. Very similar to BBC Volume 2,released 2013,both songs. Get Back = Very Big Deal, we are so lucky to see & hear…