Pop Go The Beatles

The Beatles
 
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Label Secret Trax
Catalogue No.   ST 200026
Release Date 2001
Total Time CD 1 - 60:01
CD 2 - 61:59
CD 3 - 57:12
CD 4 - 58:58
Comments: From January 1963, The Beatles regularly pulled in U.K. audiences of around ten million on "Saturday Club" and a myriad of other BBC pop shows, until they received the ultimate recognition from the B.B.C. when they were offered their own show, "Pop Go The Beatles".
For some groups, a series that demanded five new recordings each week might have been daunting, but it allowed The Beatles to air their influences, and try out some new favourites.
Pop Go The Beatles was broadcast in the summer of 1963 and this 4 CD set contains all sixteen episodes.
The show features the band taking requests, interacting with presenters Lee Peters (first four episodes) and Rodney Burke (all the other episodes), playing their favourite songs and most importantly, performing live. Whilst most of the Beatles performances here appear on the more extensive BBC collections, itís a treat to hear these shows in their entirety (except they're not !).
The Beatles hadnít been to America yet and were still Britainís best kept secret. The innocence of 1963 comes through in these recordings...you can tell they were still just having fun playing together.
An added bonus is the exhaustive 20 page booklet of sleeve notes, so detailed that it even transcribes all the between-song banter!

Just four tracks performed are missing from these recordings here as they have not become available to collectors.
From Me To You - From Episode 1.
She Loves You - From Episode 11.
I'll Get You - From Episode 12 (on the BBC Collection !).
Til There Was You - From Episode 13.


C.D. One

All times listed are the c.d. complete track time, including any music and chat.

No Tracklisting Time
EPISODE ONE
Recorded: 24/05/63     Broadcast: 4/06/63 at 5:00 p.m.
At: No.2 Studio Aeolian Hall, London     Presented by: Lee Peters
(Lee Peters was appearing as David Owen of The Dales)
Guest group were The Lorne Gibson Trio
1 Pop Go The Beatles 0:19
2 Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 2:10
3 Do You Want To Know A Secret 2:15
4 You Really Got A Hold On Me 3:09
5 Misery 1:43
6 Hippy Hippy Shake 1:42
EPISODE TWO
Recorded: 1/06/63     Broadcast: 11/06/63
At: BBC Paris Theatre, London     Presented by: Lee Peters
Guest group were The Countrymen
7 Too Much Monkey Business 1:50
8 I Got To Find My Baby 2:24
9 Youngblood 2:21
10 Till There Was You 2:20
11 Baby It's You 3:11
12 Love Me Do 2:33
EPISODE THREE
Recorded: 1/06/63     Broadcast: 18/06/63
At: BBC Paris Theatre, London     Presented by: Lee Peters
Guest group were Carter Lewis and The Southerners
13 A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues 2:30
14 Memphis Tennessee 2:28
15 Happy Birthday (Paul's 21st) 0:40
16 A Taste Of Honey 1:57
17 Sure To Fall (In Love With You) 2:19
18 Money (That's What I Want) 2:46
19 From Me To You
(This recording sounds like it's from a different production)
1:58
A rowdy version of "Happy Birthday" was featured before      
"A Taste Of Honey" to celebrate Paul's 21st Birthday.             
EPISODE FOUR
Recorded: 17/06/63     Broadcast: 25/06/63
At: Studio No.5, BBC Maida Vale, London     Presented by: Lee Peters
Guest group were The Bachelors
20 I Saw Her Standing There 3:13
21 Anna (Go To Him) 3:34
22 Boys 3:08
23 Chains 2:39
24 P.S. I Love You 2:13
25 Twist And Shout 3:05
26 Pop Go The Beatles 1:06


C.D. Two

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EPISODE FIVE
Recorded: 2/07/63     Broadcast: 16/07/63
At: Studio No.5, BBC Maida Vale, London     Presented by: Rodney Burke
Guest group were Duffy Power and the Graham Bond Quartet
1 Pop Go The Beatles 0:19
2 That's All Right Mama 2:57
3 There's A Place 1:51
4 Carol 2:50
5 Soldier Of Love 2:37
6 Lend Me Your Comb 1:59
7 Clarabella 3:18
EPISODE SIX
Recorded: 10/07/63     Broadcast: 23/07/63
At: No.2 Studio, Aeolian Hall, London     Presented by: Rodney Burke
Guest group were Carter Lewis and The Southerners
8 Sweet Little Sixteen 2:29
9 A Taste Of Honey 1:57
10 Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Tree) 3:03
11 Love Me Do 2:28
12 Lonesome Tears In My Eyes 2:46
13 So How Come (No-one Loves Me) 2:01
EPISODE SEVEN
Recorded: 10/07/63     Broadcast: 30/07/63 at 5:00 p.m.
At: No.2 Studio, Aeolian Hall, London     Presented by: Rodney Burke
Guest group were The Searchers
14 Memphis Tennessee 2:18
15 Do You Want To Know A Secret (+ "Dear Wack") 2:23
16 Till There Was You 2:57
17 Matchbox 2:26
18 Please Mr. Postman 2:41
19 Hippy Hippy Shake 1:55
EPISODE EIGHT
Recorded: 16/07/63     Broadcast: 6/08/63 at 5:00 p.m.
At: BBC Paris Theatre, London     Presented by: Rodney Burke
Guest group were The Swinging Blue Jeans
20 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Over You 2:20
21 Crying, Waiting, Hoping 2:33
22 Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey 2:39
23 To Know Her Is To Love Her 2:53
24 The Honeymoon Song 2:07
25 Twist And Shout 2:37
26 Pop Go The Beatles 1:06


C.D. Three

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EPISODE NINE
Recorded: 16/07/63     Broadcast: 13/08/63 at 5:00 p.m.
At: BBC Paris Theatre, London     Presented by: Rodney Burke
Guest group were The Hollies
1 Pop Go The Beatles 0:19
2 Long Tall Sally 2:15
3 Please Please Me 2:12
4 She Loves You 3:03
5 You Really Got A Hold On Me 3:19
6 I'll Get You 2:11
7 I Got A Woman 3:02
EPISODE TEN
Recorded: 16/07/63     Broadcast: 20/08/63
At: BBC Paris Theatre, London     Presented by: Rodney Burke
Guest group were Russ Sainty and the Nu-Notes
8 She Loves You (Same as that used in PGTB(9) !) 2:43
9 Words Of Love 2:01
10 Glad All Over 1:57
11 I Just Don't Understand 3:13
12 Devil In Her Heart 2:42
13 Slow Down 2:56
EPISODE ELEVEN
Recorded: 1/08/63     Broadcast: 27/08/63
At: Playhouse Theatre, Manchester     Presented by: Rodney Burke
Guest group were The Cyril Davies Rhythm and Blues All Stars with Long John Baldry
14 Ooh! My Soul 1:42
15 Don't Ever Change 2:39
16 Twist And Shout 2:28
17 Anna (Go To Him) 2:44
15 A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues 2:15
EPISODE TWELVE
Recorded: 1/08/63     Broadcast: 3/09/63
At: Playhouse Theatre, Manchester     Presented by: Rodney Burke
Guest group were Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
19 From Me To You 1:58
20 Money (That's What I Want) 2:41
21 There's A Place 2:05
22 Honey Don't    (with John on lead vocal) 2:14
23 Roll Over Beethoven 2:56
24 Pop Go The Beatles 1:06


C.D. Four

No Tracklisting Time
EPISODE THIRTEEN
Recorded: 3/09/63     Broadcast: 10/09/63
At: No. 2 Studio, Aeolian Hall, London     Presented by: Rodney Burke
Guest group were Johnny Kidd and the Pirates
1 Pop Go The Beatles 0:19
2 Too Much Monkey Business 2:10
3 Love Me Do 2:52
4 She Loves You 2:45
5 I'll Get You 2:06
6 A Taste Of Honey 2:13
7 Hippy Hippy Shake 2:12
EPISODE FOURTEEN
Recorded: 3/09/63     Broadcast: 17/09/63
At: No. 2 Studio, Aeolian Hall, London     Presented by: Rodney Burke
Guest group were The Marauders
8 Chains 2:31
9 You Really Got A Hold On Me 3:17
10 Misery 1:52
11 Lucille 3:24
12 From Me To You 2:30
13 Boys 3:04
EPISODE FIFTEEN
Recorded: 3/09/63     Broadcast: 24/09/63
At: No. 2 Studio, Aeolian Hall, London     Presented by: Rodney Burke
Guest group were Tony Rivers and the Castaways
14 She Loves You 2:30
15 Ask Me Why 1:58
16 Devil In Her Heart 2:51
17 I Saw Her Standing There 3:14
18 Sure To Fall (In Love With You) 2:34
19 Twist And Shout 3:08
20 "Goodbye Jingle" 0:07
21 Pop Go The Beatles 0:19
"EPISODE SIXTEEN"
The Making Of "Pop Go The Beatles"
These recordings were taken from the BBC series in 1988
entitled "The Beeb's Lost Beatle Tapes".
22 About "Pop Go The Beatles" 1:11
23 The producer and The Beatle 3:31
24 The recording engineers 2:32
25 The Beatle and The Beeb 2:16
26 Pop Go The Beatles 1:06


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