British musicians will rewrite Beatles debut album

The former lead singer of Simply Red, Mick Hucknall and the band Stereophonics are among the artists who will rewrite the debut album by the Beatles, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the launch of the British band.

The musicians will have 12 hours to complete the work in a kind of similar to the marathon that resulted, five decades ago, the famous collection of hits like "I saw her standing there" and "Please please me".

They will use the same studio, Abbey Road, and the tracks are also recorded in the same order made in the past.

The event, which will take place on February 11, will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2.
The contract will also be filmed for a special BBC Four called "12 Hours to Please Me," which will air on February 15th on the same station.

'Essential ingredients'
The masters of ceremonies will be presenters Stuart Maconie and Jo Whiley, who will join members of the original session for 50 years, including the engineer Richard Langham and press officer Tony Barrow Beatles.
Richard Klein, BBC, said he was "thrilled to celebrate the 50th anniversary disk both in radio and in television."
"This is a look behind the scenes of a great moment in music history, when some of the most iconic albums were recorded," said Klein.
"With this series, we will try to find out what are the essential ingredients to create a hit record," he added.