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October 4, 1963: The Beatles (1st RSG! appearance), Helen Shapiro, Dusty Springfield

Season 1, Ep 9, Aired 10/4/63
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  • Episode Description
  • Presenters: Keith Fordyce & Dusty Springfield.--The Beatles, making their 1st RSG! appearance, mime to "Twist and Shout," "I'll Get You," and "She Loves You."--Dance demonstration: Patrick Kerr, Theresa Confrey, and others demonstrate the 'Hitchhiker' (record played: "Gonna Make Him Mine" by The Orchids).--Helen Shapiro mimes to "Look Who It Is" (with cameos by John, Ringo and George).--'Mime Time' contest with Paul McCartney as judge. Four girls mime to Brenda Lee's "Let's Jump The Broomstick."--Throughout the show, Dusty Springfield interviews the Beatles (individually).--RSG audience dances to records: "Fools Rush In" (Ricky Nelson), and "Sally Go Round the Roses" (The Jaynettes). Additional guests (scheduled to appear): --Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers --Tony Meehan --Eden Kanemoreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Keith Fordyce

    Presenter (Aug. 1963 - March 1965)

  • Cathy McGowan

    Presenter (1964-66)

  • Patrick Kerr (II)

    Himself (dancer)

  • Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers

    Themselves

  • Dusty Springfield

    Herself

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  • Notes (1)

    • Please see "Recap" for more episode details.

    Trivia (1)

    • In February 1967, Melanie Coe, the girl Paul McCartney judged the winner in mime competition, vanished. Paul is said to have written the song "She's Leaving Home" about this young girl.

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