It was fifty years ago today, Sgt Pepper taught the band to play… Oh hang on, that’s not right. No, it was fifty years ago today that The Beatles recorded their first album, ‘Please Please Me’ at the Abbey Road studios. The whole album, recorded in one day.
To commemorate this historic day, BBC Radio 2 are re-recording the album during the day, with artistes such as Gabriella Aplin, Stereophonics, Joss Stone, Difford and Tilbrook and others.
I arrived home from work in time to hear Stereophonics singing I Saw Her Staning There, during the Jeremy Vine Show. Steve Wright’s on as I type and at about 3.30, we’ll hear Joss Stone sing A Taste of Honey.
There’ll be more during Simon Mayo’s Drivetime show and especially during Jo Whiley’s programme later on.
Here’s the official page which is being updated continually during the day, with photos as well.