Wednesday, 20 February 2013

First appearence on live radio

20 February 1963 was the day that The Beatles appeared for the first time LIVE on public radio.

They had finished an important concert at the Cavern, and drove down to London. In those days a normal car would have driven at least 7 or 8 hours to reach their destination.

Our Liverpudlian lads were invited to appear on Parade of the Pops and they first had a quick rehearsal at 11:15 am. The live transmission was scheduled for 12:30 on the BBC Light Programme. They played Love Me Do and Please Please Me.

The show was presented by Denny Piercy. Denny was a musician who also appeared as host of several music programmes, for example Thank Your Lucky Stars. He also had a double act with Dickie Valentine.

On 7 June 1965he would become the presenter of The Beatles Invite You to Take a Ticket to Ride" on BBC radio

After the show they jumped in their car and drove to a concert in Doncaster, more than 160 miles/250 km north of London

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