January 1961

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ fourth performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool’s Hayman Green. The venue was owned by drummer Pete Best‘s mother Mona.

Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool

This was the seventh performance given by The Beatles at Aintree Institute, which was situated at Longmoor Lane in Aintree, Liverpool.

Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool

This was the sixth performance given by The Beatles at Aintree Institute, which was situated at Longmoor Lane in Aintree, Liverpool. It was put on by Brian Kelly for his Beekay Promotions.

Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ third show at Litherland Town Hall, where they had given a triumphant homecoming performance on 27 December 1960, following their first trip to Hamburg.

Stuart Sutcliffe leaves Hamburg

Several weeks after George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Pete Best and John Lennon had returned to England from Germany, Stuart Sutcliffe flew back on this day.

Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool

This was the fourth performance given by The Beatles at Aintree Institute, which was situated at Longmoor Lane in Aintree, Liverpool.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ first performance of 1961 at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool’s Hayman Green. The venue was owned by drummer Pete Best‘s mother Mona.

Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool

This was the third performance given by The Beatles at Aintree Institute, which was situated at Longmoor Lane in Aintree, Liverpool. It was put on by Brian Kelly for his Beekay Promotions.

Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool

This was the second performance given by The Beatles at Aintree Institute, which was situated at Longmoor Lane in Aintree, Liverpool. It was put on by Brian Kelly for his Beekay Promotions.

Live: St John’s Hall, Bootle

After The Beatles’ triumphant show at Litherland Town Hall on 27 December 1960, two promoters managed to get backstage to book more appearances by the band.

Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool

The Beatles had given a triumphant homecoming performance at Litherland Town Hall on 27 December 1960, following their first trip to Hamburg. They returned to the venue on this date for a second time.