Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Pop Go The Beatles" Second Episode

Although it looks like we are going backwards in time, we are actually going forwards. I am presenting the BBC radio show as of the dates they were recorded and not actually the dates in which they were aired. Therefore, we travel to June 01 1963 and note that the second session for the BBC on this day was aired before the earlier reocrding session for the BBC made previously on the same date. I hope you're not confused.
The recording took place in the mid afternoon.  This particular show would be aired on June 11 1963 during the dinner hour ( 5:00PM). The show was recorded at the BBC Paris Studio in London.
The host is once again Lee Peters. The tunes for this show are available on bootleg: the first one being a cover version of "Too Much Monkey Business" with John on vocal. Another cover follows with the song "I've Got To Find My Baby" also sung by John. The third tune to be performed by the Beatles is a cover version of "Youngblood" with shared vocals. All three of these cover tunes would not be recorded nor released as any official EMI release during the 1960s.
As the show progresses, three songs from the first LP are promoted via the BBC performance, the first one being Paul's cover of "Till There Was You", John's cover of "Baby It's You" and the only original composition that exists for this show: the first single "Love Me Do"
Parts of this show appeared on the vinyl LP bootlegs "Youngblood" (which featured the title track) and "Beautiful Dreamer". Another better version can be heard on the LP "The Beatles At The Beeb, Volume Two". On CD, you can find the show on "The Complete BBC Sessions" on the second disc (June 1963).
In 1994: "I've Got To Find My Baby" , "Youngblood" and "Baby It's You" were officially released via Apple on the "Live At The BBC" 2-LP/2-CD set. The following year, "Baby It's You" was the title for the Apple single/CD single.

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