The Beatles ended 1960 with a performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in Hayman’s Green, owned by drummer Pete Best‘s mother Mona.
Billed as a ‘Welcome Home’ show following their first trip to Hamburg, The Beatles’ 27 December 1960 performance at Litherland Town Hall was a breakthrough show which cemented their name as Liverpool’s top live draw.
This Christmas Eve show at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey was booked by The Beatles’ manager Allan Williams on 19 December 1960.
The Beatles spent much of December 1960 despondent and with no money, following the disastrous end to their first Hamburg trip.
Ten days after Paul McCartney and Pete Best had been deported from Germany, John Lennon travelled back to England by train and boat.