THE BEATLES TRUE TELEVISION DEBUT
(Apart from the Cavern Club clip filmed 22 August 1962)
Studio 4, Granada TV, Quay Street, Manchester
Weds 17 October 1962
Film no longer exists!
This is the true television debut of The Beatles
from the Manchester Granada studio 4.
They earned £35.00 for their appearance and performed
'Some Other Guy' and 'Love Me do' Their first 45 peaking at 17 in the charts.
In between this appearance they played the lunchtime
and evening session at The Cavern Club.
They rehearsed twice at 3.00 - 4.00 pm and 4.15 - 6.00 pm
This prior to transmission 6.35 - 7.00 pm.
Brian Epstein recalled that ‘the boys’ regarded their first studio appearance on local television as better than nothing! The fact it was local TV rather than national brought had brought this response. They were now feeling more confident having seen their names in the Hit Parade and itched for the big time.
However ‘People and Places’ as a local magazine programme was a decent start.
The presenter was Gay Bryne who John thanked after they performed ‘Love Me Do’. John recalled how ‘great Mr Byrne’ had made them feel persuading there was nothing to be frightened of when those dirty great cameras came looming up!
The result of their appearance meant sale of ‘Love Me Do’ rocketed in the North West and people got the chance to see The Beatles in action. It appeared folk liked what they saw.
The Beatles TV debut did not go to plan as they larked about at the end of the performance. They felt too ‘square’ to just stand their on the play out so in the end they jumped and yelled things such as ‘Hello Mum!’ and other stuff!
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