Fast forward a year to the 13 October, 1963 and the group had been on three increasingly frenzied nationwide tours, claimed two number one singles, a number one album and were making national headlines with scenes of fan hysteria not witnessed in the UK since the early days of Cliff Richard.
As they were down in London to appear on ITV’s enormously popular Sunday Night At the London Palladium, ITN decided it was time to cast an eye over this new entertainment phenomenon.
Not yet the experts at handling the media they would later become, a subdued Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are quizzed on their view of the fans reaction to their public appearances.
“Seems to me,” says the unidentified interviewer, “that after the show is when your problems begin…” before asking Paul how he copes. George says it can be worrying if “there’s a big mob”, while to the amusement of the others, Ringo denies they set out to cause the mayhem: “The police say don’t look out the window…you’ll excite them…”
In November, a few weeks after this nervous little chat, She Loves You was still topping the charts and their success was recognised with an appearance on the bill of the Royal Variety Performance. John Lennon asked the richer members of the audience to “rattle their jewellery” and the rest is history…