Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Pop Go the Beatles" episode number nine, number nine, etc.

The ninth episode of this popular BBC radio show was taped at the same time as number eight and number ten. Probably taped in between both (naturally) on July 16 1963 at BBC Paris Studio in London, England.
The host for this particular show is the same as the other two; namely Rodney Burke. This taped performance was recorded during the early evening. Unlike the previous episode, this one contains some original composed music as well as the first time we hear the new single !
The show starts with the Little Richard cover "Long Tall Sally" which is sung by Paul. The official version for EMI would only be recorded and released the following year. The A-side of the second single is then performed - John's "Please Please Me". The new single is promoted by way of a live performance of "She Loves You"; the first time this is performed live for the BBC and giving the fans to hear a preview of the single before release. Sandwiched in between the A and B side of the new single is a cover of Smokey Robinson's "You Really Got A Hold On Me" which would be featured on the group's second LP to be released later in the year. The B side of the new single is now played in the form of "I'll Get You" sung jointly by John and Paul. This episode is completed with a cover version of "I Got A Woman" sung by John.
Most of the show is available on bootleg via the way of LP: "Yellow Matter Custard" "Outakes 1", "Beautiful Dreamer" and "The Beatles at The Beeb, Volume Five" It can also be heard on disc four of the CD box set "The Beatles - The complete BBC Sessions". Two of the songs were made official via Apple - "Long Tall Sally" and "I Got A Woman" which can be heard on the Apple 2-LP/2-CD "Live At the BBC".

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