Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Venerable BBC

March 7, 1962

In the first week of March, the Beatles are doing the Cavern almost every day, the Casbah once, Storyville Jazz Club (later to become the famous Iron Door) and another date at the big Tower Ballroom.  But today, they travel the short distance to the Manchester regional BBC facility to record a few songs for later broadcast.  At Brian Epstein's insistence, who no doubt wanted to impress the show's producers, the Beatles are dressed for the very first time in suits.  They dressed in suits to record for broadcast over the radio, where no one in the broadcast audience would be able to see them!  I wonder if it improves their sound any. I'm sure Epstein thinks so.  I doubt Lennon does.  :-)

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