New audio recording from 1964 TV show

The Beatles made their debut on the television show «Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium» on 13 October 1963. Three months later they made their return, January 12, 1964.  The show was made by Associated TeleVision (ATV), and invariably attracted huge viewing figures.

The TV show is among those not preserved for the future, but we have for some time had an audio recording circulating among collectors, courtesy of a family pointing a microphone towards their television set, recording with a reel to reel tape recorder.

The group took part in a short skit with compère Bruce Forsyth, and closed the show with a five-song set.

The songs performed were ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ and ‘Twist And Shout’.

On December 26, another home recording of this show was discovered, according to this X post.

The reel to reel tape with the recording.

A link to a wav file of the recording was included. And here is a YouTube representation of the new discovery.

6 Responses

  1. Paul Matheson says:

    The Beatles made their debut on tv Granadas People and places in October 1962,I saw and met them the night before and they did not sing Twist &Shout or Money to save John Lennon voice,the venue was the Cavern

  2. JPMacOriginal says:

    Now that’s just awesome!

  3. Joseph Sullivan says:

    Great way to start the new year!!

  4. Sonny says:

    Brings back so many memories from our youth. Priceless

  5. Lawrence Mitchell says:

    So many are still obsessed with them! Truly amazing!!

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