Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

8.00pm, Saturday 4 June 1960 (53 years ago)

Two days after performing at The Institute in Neston, Wirral, The Silver Beetles performed at another of promoter Les Dodd’s venues, the Grosvenor Ballroom in the Liscard area of Wallasey, Cheshire.

Saturday nights were ‘big beat’ nights at the Grosvenor. As with The Institute, it was a rough-and-ready venue where fights frequently broke out. The group was obliged to play on regardless.

The Beatles performed at the Grosvenor Ballroom on 14 occasions between this date and September 1961. The other dates were 6, 11, 18 and 25 June; 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 July; 24 December 1960; 24 February; 10 March; and 15 September 1961.

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