5 April 1963
EMI House, Manchester Square, London
The Beatles received their first silver disc, for sales of 250,000 copies of the "Please Please Me" single, at a lunchtime ceremony attended by the press and EMI record executives. They also performed a short set and posed for photos with George Martin. While in London, The Beatles also made their first visit to the Mayfair offices of their accounting firm, Bryce Hanmer, Isherwood & Company.
"A black and white machine-print photograph of the Beatles, signed in blue ballpoint pen by John Lennon and Ringo Starr, additionally inscribed with the autographs of Paul McCartney and George Harrison in Neil Aspinall's hand, 1963 -- 9x7in. (22.8x17.8cm.). According to the vendor, she obtained these signatures on Saturday 2nd March, 1963 at Sheffield City Hall."
Obviously, this photo was taken April 5th, and thus could not have been autographed on March 2nd. Most likely it was signed at a later concert, perhaps November 2nd at Sheffield City Hall.
Upon their arrival at Sloane Square in London, they signed autographs and posed for photos with fans.
Daily Mail, 5 April 1963
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