Monday, June 11, 2012

Radio II

June 11, 1962

The Beatles return to Manchester's Playhouse Theatre to record for a second crack at the BBC radio listenership.  The do a couple of songs before a studio audience for broadcast on the Teenager's Turn programme on the 15th. The Beatles Fan Club is in full swing and is organizing bus tours following the band to out of town gigs, one of which is the Playhouse.  Guess they'll have an appreciative audience this night.  (And I trust you appreciate the British spelling.)

They are playing very heavily at the Cavern Club - they're practically the house band now.  The Merseybeat sound has come a long way in the last couple of years.  Not long ago they'd have to call Jailhouse Rock a blues number to put it on at the Cavern and the response from management would be "Quit playin' the bloody rock."

Liverpool's been conquered.  Now it's time to focus on the rest of England.

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