On the 50th anniversary of the famous 12-hour session at Abbey Road which resulted in the Beatles’ iconic album Please Please Me, leading artists such as Stereophonics, Graham Coxon, Gabrielle Aplin, Joss Stone, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, Paul Carrack, Mick Hucknall and I Am Kloot attempt to record the same songs, in the same timescale, in the same studio.
The results are captured in this programme, presented by Stuart Maconie.
Amongst those paying their own tribute to the album’s success are Burt Bacharach and Guy Chambers, as well as people lucky enough to have been there 50 years ago telling the remarkable story of what happened that day, including engineer Richard Langham and Beatles’ press officer Tony Barrow.
The Stereophonics – I Saw Her Standing There
Paul Carrack – Misery
Mick Hucknall – Anna (Go With Him)
I Am Cloot – Chains
The Merseybeats – Boys
Chris Dilford – Please Please Me
Graham Coxon – Baby It’s You
Ian Broudie – Do You Want to Know a Secret
Joss Stone – A Taste of Honey
Gabrielle Alpin – There’s a Place
Beverley Knight – Twist and Shout