Wednesday, June 6, 1962: The Beatles and George Martin

The Beatles, with Pete Best still on board as drummer, audition for George Martin of EMI's Parlophone label. Four songs are recorded -- "Love Me Do," "P.S. I Love You," "Ask Me Why" and "Besame Mucho." Though liking parts of what he had heard, Martin is noncommittal as to whether the label will release any songs by the group.

* Entry from www.beatlesbible.com: @
* Entry from www.the-beatles-history.com: @
* Excerpt from the book "The Beatles: Day-by-Day, Song-by-Song, Record-by-Record" (Craig Cross, 2005): @
* Excerpt from the book "Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, 1957-1965" (John C. Winn, 2008): @
* Summary by Gordon Thompson, author of "Please Please Me: Sixties British Pop, Inside Out" (2008): @ and @
* Interview with Martin (1971, Melody Maker magazine; from aboutthebeatles.com): @
* Short Martin biographies: @ and @

Earlier posts:
* Stuart Sutcliffe dies (April 10, 1962): @
* The Beatles get a manager (January 24, 1962): @
* At the Cavern Club (February 9, 1961): @
* In Litherland (December 27, 1960): @
* The Beatles (August 17, 1960): @


  1. From what I have been reading, Norman "Hurricane" Smith claims, the audition with George Martin was BEFORE this date. This date there was another producer in the studio to start to refine the recording of "Love Me Do"

  2. Thanks for your comment. June 6 seems to be referred to variously as an audition or a full-on recording session or both. Here's another entry to cloud the issue: http://comprehensivebeatles.blogspot.com/2010/10/1962-june-6.html


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