birmingham studio


The Beatles on stage during the filming of Thank Your Lucky Stars on Sunday 20th of October, 1963 (probably). 

This was the Beatles fifth appearance on ABC Television’s Thank Your Lucky Stars, recorded at the Alpha Television Studios in Birmingham, England.

The show was broadcast the following Saturday with The Beatles miming to  All My Loving, Money (That’s What I Want) and She Loves You, two of which had not been heard before. The show’s producer Philip Jones had been given advance acetate discs of them, and successfully persuaded Brian Epstein to have them premiered on Thank Your Lucky Stars before the release of With The Beatles.

While The Beatles were inside the studios, 3,000 fans blocked the streets outside and attempted to storm the building.

(Info from The Beatles Bible. Photographer unknown)

The Beatles, The Searchers, Cilla Black, Billy J. Kramer, The Dakotas, and The Breakaways with presenter Brian Matthew on the set of the ABC television show ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’, Alpha Television Studios, Birmingham, 15 December 1963. (x)