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From Anthology 1 liner notes:
Apart from their five trips to Hamburg, all of which occurred before fame came along, the Beatles’ first overseas tour was to Sweden, a country in which they achieved popularity almost at the same time as in Britain.
The group made the five of two visits there in October 1963, wherein their first duty was to record an appearance for Sveriges Radio, broadcast on 11 November.
The national network was kindly donating 25 minutes of late-evening P1 channel airtime to the visiting Englishmen and giving them their very own one-shot programme, The Beatles, popgrupp från Liverpool på besök i Stockholm – meaning The Beatles, pop group from Liverpool visiting Stockholm.
Clearly exuberant at playing for the Swedish audience, the Beatles put in a fine performance, and five songs from the seven that were recorded are presented here. The group burst straight into I Saw Her Standing There, following which Paul introduced From Me To You. The three remaining songs would feature on With The Beatles, when issued four weeks later: Money (That’s What I Want) was originally recorded in 1959 by Barrett Strong; You Really Got A Hold On Me was a William “Smokey” Robinson number, recorded in 1962 by (as John pointed out to the Swedish audience) his group the Miracles, and Roll Over Beethoven, featuring George’s lead vocal and guitar, was first recorded by Chuck Berry in 1956.
Last updated on April 16, 2019
This was the 1st and only concert played at Karlaplansstudion.