1960

Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool

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.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

This Christmas Eve show at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey was booked by The Beatles’ manager Allan Williams on 19 December 1960.

John Lennon leaves Hamburg

Ten days after Paul McCartney and Pete Best had been deported from Germany, John Lennon travelled back to England by train and boat.

Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested in Hamburg

Having been told on 1 November that their contract to perform at his Kaiserkeller club was being terminated by owner Bruno Koschmider, The Beatles began moving their belonging to the attic room above the nearby Top Ten Club.

Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg

This was the 56th and final night of The Beatles’ residency at the Kaiserkeller club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg

This was the 52nd night of The Beatles’ residency at the Kaiserkeller club in Hamburg, Germany. It was also Pete Best‘s 19th birthday.