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The Beatles: Abbey Road, throat lozenges, and the frenetic making of Please Please Me

On the 60th anniversary of ‘Please Please Me’, Mark Beaumont takes a deeper look into the 12 hours and £400 spent making the legendary debut that lit the fuse for Beatlemania and ignited rock’n’roll’s second phase

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Inside the wild 13-hour recording session that launched The Beatles' career

Exploring how one recording session at EMI Studios in 1963 helped launch The Beatles as they recorded 'Please, Please, Me' tracks such as 'Twist and Shout'.