The Beatles - The First Broadcasts - Featuring Pete Best (Black 10" Vinyl)
In the spring of 1962 the Beatles were heroes in Liverpool, but their first ever radio session was recorded in Manchester. One evening in March they performed three cover versions, which were broadcast on the BBC's Light Programme the following afternoon. Three months later - just after their first EMI session - they appeared on the same show, this time performing a Lennon & McCartney original, Ask Me Why - the first of their songs to be broadcast. By then, drummer Pete Best's days with the group were numbered, making the recordings presented here a fascinating time capsule. Pressed on Black 10" Vinyl at 45rpm, with a 2pp full colour insert, all housed in a hand-numbered flip back sleeve. Background notes and images are included.
John Lennon – vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica; Paul McCartney – vocals, bass; George Harrison – vocals, lead guitar; Pete Best – drums, vocals.
Tracklisting: Side 1-March 7th 1962, broadcast March 8th 1962: 1. Memphis, Tennessee (2:21) / 2. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) (1:54) / 3. Please Mister Postman (2:16). Side 2-June 11th 1962, broadcast June 15th 1962: 1. Ask Me Why (2:30) / 2. Besame Mucho (2:40) / 3. A Picture Of You (2:22).
Program: Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go - Playhouse Theatre, Hulme, Manchester