A live 1963 recording of one of The Beatles' early shows has surfaced!

The concert happened 60 years ago today, April 4, 1963. The Beatles were playing an all-boys boarding school in Buckinghamshire, England and one of the students happened to record the show.

This is thought to be the earliest known audio of this lineup of the Beatles playing in the UK.

John Bloomfield, who was 15 at the time, recorded the show at the private Stowe boarding school.

The Beatles were booked to play the school after one of the other students, David Moores, wrote to Beatles' manager Brian Epstein requesting that the band play at the school. Moores raised the 100-pound booking fee by selling tickets to his classmates.

Bloomfield decided to release the audio now since it's the 60th anniversary of the show. He shared it first on the BBC show 'Front Row' earlier today.

The set included several R&B covers, and some of their earliest originals like 'Please Please Me' and 'I Saw Her Standing There.'

Check out snippets of the performance above.




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