Album facts: Live at the BBC

On November 30th 1994, The Beatles released Live at the BBC; a double disc set consisting of BBC radio recordings made between January of 1963 and May of 1965.

The album contains 56 songs, including 13 tracks of dialogue between The Beatles and various BBC radio presenters. It also features an early Lennon/McCartney composition called I'll Be On My Waywhich hasn't been released on any other Beatles' album.

Most of the songs are cover versions of 50s and early 60s rock and roll music, which The Beatles had played at live shows long before the rise of Beatlemania.

Chart Success

Live at the BBC reached number one in the UK and number three in the US, selling more than 5 million copies in the first six weeks of its release.

On November 11th 2013, a remastered and repackaged version of the album was released, alongside a second volume of BBC recordings, titled On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2. 

Personnel

  • John Lennon – vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, harmonica
  • Paul McCartney – vocals, bass guitar, electric piano
  • George Harrison – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Ringo Starr – drums, vocals
 The Beatles in London, 1963. 

The Beatles in London, 1963. 

 The Beatles in London, 1963.

The Beatles in London, 1963.

 Live at the BBC front album cover, 1994. 

Live at the BBC front album cover, 1994. 

 Live at the BBC rear album cover, 1994. 

Live at the BBC rear album cover, 1994. 

 The Beatles in London, 1963.

The Beatles in London, 1963.

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