Today is the 11th of February 2013 and the 50th anniversary of the recording sessions for the Beatles debut album “Please Please Me”
The BBC along with a long line up of well known musical artists have invaded the famous Abbey Road Studios and are attempting to recreate the whole thing as close to the original time line as possible.
You can follow the whole thing on the BBC website here along with regular photographic and video updates as the day progresses (contents may be regional and not accessible in some areas).
Here is part of what BBC Radio 2 have said about the event:
“Today 50 years to the minute, within the same four walls where Please Please Me was committed to tape, scores of artists will attempt to recreate the famous session.
Musicians including Joss Stone, Stereophonics, Graham Coxon, Beverley Knight and Glenn Tilbrook will gather in Abbey Road’s Studio 2 to reinterpret the tracks recorded on 11 February 1963. BBC Radio 2 will be dominated by 12 Hours to Please Me, starting at 10am and finishing — just as the original session did — at 10.45pm. Tune in now. ”