October 1961: Private Eye publishes first issue

1_big

This is the front cover of the first issue of Private Eye, published on 25 October 1961.

More text to follow.

With The Beatles

John Lennon and Paul McCartney in Paris, early October 1961. (Pic: Beatles Bible)
After John Lennon and Paul McCartney returned from their brief holiday in Paris, the Beatles returned to playing lunchtime and evening gigs in the Liverpool area. Between 15 and 31 October 1961 they gave 19 separate performances.
On 28 October a customer, Raymond Jones, went into Brian Epstein’s NEMS record store in Liverpool and asked for a copy of The Beatles’ sincle My Bonnie. This was the event which piqued Epstein’s interest and led to his visit to the Cavern Club the next month to see them play live.

The month’s UK Top Tens

5 October 1961
1. Kon-Tiki: The Shadows
2. Jealousy: Billy Fury
3. Michael: Highwaymen
4. Johnny Remember Me: John Leyton
5. Reach For The Stars/Climb Ev’ry Mountain: Shirley Bassey
6. Wild In The Country/I Feel So Bad: Elvis Presley
7. You’ll Answer to Me: Cleo Laine
8. Together: Connie Francis
9. Hats Off To Larry: Del Shannon
10. Get Lost: Eden Kane

12 October 1961
1. Michael: Highwaymen
2. Walking Back To Happiness: Helen Shapiro
3. Kon-Tiki: The Shadows
4. Jealousy: Billy Fury
5. Johnny Remember Me: John Leyton
6. Together: Connie Francis
7. You’ll Answer to Me: Cleo Laine
8. Wild In The Country/I Feel So Bad: Elvis Presley
9. Hats Off To Larry: Del Shannon
10. You Don’t Know: Helen Shapiro

19 October 1961
1. Walking Back To Happiness: Helen Shapiro
2. Michael: Highwaymen
3. Kon-Tiki: The Shadows
4. Jealousy: Billy Fury
5. You’ll Answer to Me: Cleo Laine
6. Wild Wind: John Leyton
7. Hats Off To Larry: Del Shannon
8. Johnny Remember Me: John Leyton
9. Together: Connie Francis
10. Wild In The Country/I Feel So Bad: Elvis Presley

26 October 1961
1. Walking Back To Happiness: Helen Shapiro
2. Wild Wind: John Leyton
3. Michael: Highwaymen
4. When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart: Cliff Richard
5. Jealousy: Billy Fury
6. Hats Off To Larry: Del Shannon
7. You’ll Answer to Me: Cleo Laine
8. Bless You: Tony Orlando
9. Sucu Sucu: Laurie Johnson Orchestra
10. Kon-Tiki: The Shadows

Source: officialcharts.com

Films released this month

A Matter of WHO

On The Fiddle

What A Whopper

The Queens Guards

Gorgo

Source: filmdates.co.uk

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s