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Beatles London Maida Vale

ON THIS DAY 1963 PICTURED AT BBC MAIDA VALE STUDIOS LONDON

The BBC Maida Vale Studios in London were hosts to the Beatles on 17th June 1963. Pictured above in the canteen, this was the Fab Fours first ever visit. They were recording an edition of ‘Pop Go The Beatles’ for the BBC Light Programme.

The Beatles arrived at 10.30am, and rehearsed and recorded six songs: I Saw Her Standing There, Anna (Go To Him), Boys, Chains, PS I Love You and Twist And Shout.

BBC MAIDA VALE STUDIOS TODAY

This half-hour fourth edition of Pop Go The Beatles was first broadcast on Tuesday 25 June 1963 from 5pm. The guests were The Batchelors.

Afterwards the group ate in the BBC staff restaurant, accompanied by photographer Dezo Hoffman, who had taken a number of pictures during the session. They all then went outside the studio to Delaware Road for a separate photo session, before The Beatles returned to Liverpool. The following day would be Paul McCartney’s twenty first birthday.

Why not check out more at www.bbc.co.uk/historyofthebbc/buildings/maida-vale

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