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The Beatles on this Day 22.3.


  • Performance at the Gaumont, Doncaster.
  • Performance at EMI House, Manchester Square, London. Presentation of silver disc for LP 'Please Please Me'.
    Photographer present: Dezo Hoffmann.
  • UK LP release: 'Please Please Me' (mono version).
    UK single release: 'Misery', with Kenny Lynch. 1st cover of a Beatles song.
  • 11.03am. John Dennis Profumo stands up in the British Parliament to lie about his relationship with Christine Keller.


  • Private launch party for 'In His Own Write' at 30 Bedfore Square, offices of publisher Jonathan Cope. John attends.


  • US LP release: 'The Early Beatles'.


  • Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.15am. Recording: 'Within You Without You' (overdub onto take 1, tape reduction take 1 into take 2). Mono mixing: 'Within You Without You' (remix 1, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
    Studio 1 (control room only). 11.00pm-12.30am. Tape operator Graham Kirkby oversees the playback of 'Sgt Pepper's' titles finished to date, for any Beatle interested.


  • 'Yellow Submarine' LP, 10th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
    'Unfinished Music Number 1---Two Virgins' number 124, its highest position (Billboard).


  • US single release: 'Power To The People'/'Touch Me'.


  • US single release: 'Beatles Movie Medley'/'I'm Happy Just to Dance With You'.
    US LP release: 'Reel Music'.


  • Paul's concert in Paramatta, Sydney ('The New World Tour').