In the early years of their fame, the Beatles recorded a bunch of special live performances for broadcast on BBC Radio.
Their final custom-made BBC program was called “The Beatles Invite You to Take a Ticket to Ride.” It aired on June 6, 1965.
The highlight was a version of “Ticket to Ride” taped on May 26 at London’s Piccadilly Theatre.
Click here to stream that performance on my Vox blog. I like it. I really, really like it. Especially Ringo’s drumming, which doesn’t usually command a lot of attention.
The Beatles radio performances were gathered up for a 1994 double-CD release, “Live at the BBC.”