Daily Archives: September 3, 2013

The Beatles tape final episode of BBC’s ‘Pop Go The Beatles’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Audio: 'The Beatles - Pop Go The Beatles Episode 15'

(Tuesday September 3, 1963, 8:00-10:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles taped the 15th and final episode of the BBC Light Programme Pop Go The Beatles today at Studio 2, Aeolian Hall in London. They recorded Ask Me Why, Devil In Her Heart, I Saw Her Standing There, Sure To Fall (In Love With You) and Twist And Shout for broadcast on Sept. 24, 1963, at 5:00 p.m. (the version of She Loves You heard in this program was a rebroadcast from episode #13, recorded earlier in the day).

The Beatles tape episode 14 of BBC’s ‘Pop Go The Beatles’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Audio: 'The Beatles - Pop Go The Beatles Episode 14'

(Tuesday September 3, 1963, 5:00-7:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles taped episode 14 of the BBC Light Programme Pop Go The Beatles today at Studio 2, Aeolian Hall in London. They recorded Chains, You Really Got A Hold On Me, Misery, Lucille, From Me To You and Boys for broadcast on Sept. 17, 1963, at 5:00 p.m. (A Taste of Honey was also recorded during this session, but was inserted into episode 13).

The Beatles tape episode 13 of BBC’s ‘Pop Go The Beatles’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Audio: 'The Beatles - Pop Go The Beatles Episode 13'

(Tuesday September 3, 1963, 2:00-4:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles taped episode 13 of the BBC Light Programme Pop Go The Beatles today at Studio 2, Aeolian Hall in London. They recorded Too Much Monkey Business, Till There Was You, Love Me Do, She Loves You, I’ll Get You and The Hippy Hippy Shake for broadcast on Sept. 10, 1963, at 5:00 p.m. (A Taste of Honey, recorded this day between 5:00-7:30 p.m., was inserted into this show).

Allied forces invade mainland Italy 70 years ago this hour (1943)


Video: 'The World At War: Tough Old Gut Italy 2/5' (Sep. 3, 1943, at 3:39)

(Friday, September 3, 1943, 4:30 GMT; during the Allied invasion of Italy, part of the Italian Campaign of World War II) — Mainland Italy was invaded by the Allies today for the first time during World War II, as the British commanding General, Sir Bernard Montgomery, sent the first British and Canadian troops across the Messina Strait, from Sicily to the southern tip of Italy. Continue reading Allied forces invade mainland Italy 70 years ago this hour (1943)