It was 59 years ago Saturday (March 5th, 1963) that the Beatles recorded "From Me To You." The track was done in a single session at London's Abbey Road Studios, which included 13 takes of the song, 13 takes of the song's B-side "Thank You Girl," and five takes of "The One After 909," which would remain unissued until the 1995 archival release The Beatles Anthology 1. The Beatles would revisit "The One After 909," one of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's earliest collaborations, for the group's 1969 Let It Be project, and performed the tune during their final live performance on the Apple headquarters rooftop.
On the afternoon of March 5th, 1963 the "Fab Four" posed for their Please Please Me album cover at their record company headquarters staircase at EMI House in Manchester Square. An alternate shot from that session was used for the group's 1973 compilation album, The Beatles 1962-1966.
The session tapes recorded on March 5th, 1963 are among the rare cases in which an entire Beatles session has been widely bootlegged with pristine sound.