Fans Scream Their Delight

The following article appeared in New Musical Express on March 15, 1963, page 10

Latest visitors from America-eel-wriggling Chris Montez and sedate Tommy Roe-we're given scream-filled receptions when they opened their British tour on Saturday at East Ham Granada. But The Beatles stole top honours for entertainment and audience reaction. This all-action quartet from Liverpool has everything-exciting new sound, terrific instrumental attack, exhilerating solo and group vocal effects, and a fresh energy that leaves them (they told me later) limp at the end of each act- writes Tony Crawley. They admitted they still need better production, and a good choreographer, tailor and barber, but this apart, they are the most exciting newcomers in Britian today.
They crash into their act with a fast rocker, then drift to a harmonica-accented "Love Me Do", "Misery", and change to soft folk singing "A Taste of Honey". George Harrison is tops in "Do You Want To Know A Secrete?", and "Please Please Me" brought screams throughout.
A fast, rocking gospel song, with Paul McCartney soloing, brought this breathtaking act to a tremendous (and too early) close.

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