July 1961

Live: Blair Hall, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ second performance at Blair Hall in Walton, Liverpool. It was also the first of three consecutive Sunday shows played by the group for Peak Promotions.

Live: Holyoake Hall, Liverpool

The Beatles performed twice at Holyoake Hall in Wavertree, Liverpool. Their second show there took place one week later, on 22 July 1961.

Mersey Beat launches

Bill Harry, a student at the Liverpool College of Art, published the first edition of Mersey Beat magazine on this day.

Travel: Hamburg to Liverpool

Following their second residency in Hamburg, at the Top Ten Club, The Beatles travelled back to Liverpool on 2 and 3 July.

Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg

This was the 92nd and final night of The Beatles’ lengthiest residency in Hamburg, at the Top Ten Club, which had begun on 1 April 1961.