Friday, 22 February 2013

The Beatles in NME - 22 February 1963

The Beatles' name appeared on the cover of the New Musical Express of 22 February 1963 because they were part of the Helen Shapiro tour.

The cover ( a small clip can be found here below) promised:

Arthur Howes Presents: Stars From the Hit Parade
Frank Ifield, Helen Shapiro, The Beatles, Jet Harris & Tony Meehan, Tommy Roe & Chris Montez

And the Beatles reached the first spot of the Top 30
Top Thirty
1.  Frank Ifield, "The Wayward Wind" (Columbia)
1.  Beatles, "Please Please Me" (Parlophone)
3.  Tony Meehan, "Diamonds" (Decca)
4.  Bobby Vee, "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" (Liberty)
5.  Frankie Vaughan, "Loop De Loop" (Philips)

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