Tag Archives: 1963

“Everywhere It’s Christmas”

6 Dec

On Dec. 6 1963, the Beatles began a tradition of recording and releasing goofy spoken-word and musical  Christmas messages for fans.

This continued until 1969.

A compilation of all of them.


Please Please Me

22 Mar

At 10:00 am on Monday, February 11, 1963, the Beatles and George Martin started recording what was basically their live act. In three sessions that added up to 9 hours and 45 minutes, they produced an authentic representation their live set that could have been heard at the  Cavern Club. It was released on March 22, 1963.

Please Please Me
Studio album by The Beatles
Released 22 March 1963
Recorded 11 February 1963,
EMI Studios, London
Genre Rock and roll,[1] pop[2]
Length 32:45
Label Parlophone
Producer George Martin

01. 00:00 “I Saw Her Standing There”
02. 02:54 “Misery”
03. 04:42 “Anna (Go to Him)”
04. 07:38 “Chains”
05. 10:02 “Boys”
06. 12:30 “Ask Me Why”
07. 14:55 “Please Please Me”
08. 16:57 “Love Me Do” (Mono)
09. 19:19 “P.S. I Love You” (Mono)
10. 21:23 “Baby It’s You”
11. 24:03 “Do You Want to Know a Secret”
12. 26:01 “A Taste of Honey”
13. 28:03 “There’s a Place”
14. 29:53 “Twist and Shout”

She Loves You

23 Aug

In 1963The Beatles release “She Loves You” in the United Kingdom with “I’ll Get You” as the B-side. It sets British sales records remaining on the charts for thirty-one consecutive weeks. The single set several British sales records, starting with becoming the biggest-selling single.

File:Beatles - She Loves You.jpg

With the Beatles

18 Jul

On July 18th 1963, the Beatles enter the studio to record their second album.



 With The Beatles is the second studio album by the English rock group The Beatles. It was released on 22 November 1963, on Parlophone, and was recorded four months after the band’s debut Please Please Me. The album features eight original compositions (seven by Lennon–McCartney and “Don’t Bother Me“,George Harrison‘s first recorded solo composition and his first released on a Beatles album) and six covers (mostly of Motown and R&B hits). Most of the songs from the album were released in the United States by Capitol Records as the Meet The Beatles! LP on 20 January 1964, and the remaining that were not, featured on their next US album, The Beatles’ Second Album.

Recording data here.

Track listing

With The Beatles (side 1) –Parlophone yellow and black label.

All songs written and composed by Lennon–McCartney, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. It Won’t Be Long Lennon 2:13
2. All I’ve Got to Do Lennon 2:03
3. All My Loving McCartney 2:08
4. Don’t Bother Me” (Harrison) George Harrison 2:28
5. Little Child Lennon with McCartney 1:46
6. Till There Was You” (Meredith Willson) McCartney 2:14
7. Please Mister Postman” (Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman) Lennon 2:34
Side two
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. Roll Over Beethoven” (Chuck Berry) Harrison 2:45
2. Hold Me Tight McCartney 2:32
3. You Really Got a Hold on Me” (Smokey Robinson) Lennon with Harrison 3:01
4. I Wanna Be Your Man Ringo Starr 2:00
5. Devil in Her Heart” (Richard Drapkin) Harrison 2:26
6. Not a Second Time Lennon 2:07
7. Money (That’s What I Want)” (Janie BradfordBerry Gordy) Lennon 2:50


According to Mark Lewisohn:[11]

The Beatles

The First Time a Rock and Roll Song becomes #1 on the Charts. 7/9/55

9 Jul

In 1955,”(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock” is #1 in the U.S. The song, which failed to crack the Top 20 in its initial run, is re-released after it is used in the opening credits of the film Blackboard Jungle. It’s the first Rock n’ Roll song to top the pop charts.

The opening credits and beginning of Blackboard Jungle with “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock”.

The 1955 trailer of Blackboard Jungle.

In 1958Johnny Cash leaves Sun Records for Columbia Records (were he stays for over 25 years).

In 1963,the Four Seasons reach #1 with “Walk Like a Man”.