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On this day in Beatle history -- 'Pop Goes the Beatles'

The Beatles recorded their first show with the BBC in 1963.

On this day in 1963, the Beatles began a long and successful relationship with the BBC, recording their first "Pop Goes the Beatles" at the BBC's Aoelian Hall. The audio clip (augmented by the video) isn't from that show, but it's from the series. It was recorded on Paul McCartney's 21st birthday -- and there's an appropriate celebration.


  • Woody Lifton 5 years ago

    We Americans cannot imagine what is was like when the Pop Go the Beatles hit the air every Thursday @ 5:50 PM on BBC radio. As many as THIRTY MILLION teenagers would tune into these shows and experience the Beatles live performances, dedications and jokes with the MC. If you ever get a chance to hear these shows they are a real pleasure.


  • Sissy 5 years ago

    Miss your show Woody...

  • John 5 years ago

    Too bad these aren't available in a collection. I'd plunk some money down for them.

  • Steve Marinucci - Beatles Examiner 5 years ago

    John: Collections of all the BBC shows, much more comprehensive than the two-disc set EMI released, have been available on bootleg CDs for many years on several different labels. From the excerpt in the video here, you can see that they're a lot of fun to listen to.

  • Sadie 5 years ago

    Dancing in my desk chair.