The First Live Recording of the Beatles Has Been Found and Every Fan Needs to See It

The Beatles was a band that marked the history of music and gave us songs to remember for a lifetime.

Gabriela Castillo

hombres vestidos de traje ofreciendo un concierto

Many of us wanted to enjoy The Beatles’ music live. Even if a thousand years go by, it will always be a band that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.

60 years later, news arrives that will excite all fans: we will be able to witness the first live recording of the Fab Four.

Yes, this video, which was announced to have been found on April 4th, will be restored and delivered to a ‘national cultural institution’ in the UK.

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Details of The Beatles’ First Recording

Behind this iconic hour-long tape (which we already can’t wait to see) is John Bloomfield, who was 15 years old at the time.

This moment occurred during a performance by The Beatles at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire on April 4th, 1963.

Bloomfield, now 75 years old, revealed the existence of this tape during an interview with Radio 4’s Front Row, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of that first concert that gave everyone goosebumps, even those who didn’t know them.

According to the journalist, John doesn’t want this recording, which also includes audience interaction, to end up like many of The Beatles’ relics: framed or in a fan’s vault, as he considers it something more special.

Ahmed detailed that “it was a unique Beatles concert, performed in front of an almost entirely male audience” (…) And crucially, despite the loud cheers and some screams, the tape is not drowned out by the audience’s reaction”.

What Songs Appear on The Beatles’ First Recording

Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr gave a unique first moment with songs from their album Please Please Me, which was released on March 22nd, 1963.

In addition, the tape includes some of the band’s R&B versions; a performance of “I saw her standing there”, “Too Much Monkey Business”, and the interaction they had with the students between each song.

In short, fans of The Beatles will be able to listen to that key moment when the Fab Four were moving towards their great global success.

Story originally written in Spanish by Nayeli Párraga in Cultura Colectiva.