Live: Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool

10.00pm, Friday 15 September 1961 (52 years ago)

This was The Beatles’ first performance at the Village Hall on East Prestcot Road, Knotty Ash, Liverpool. It followed an appearance at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey earlier that evening.

The show was booked by Mona Best, mother of Pete Best, who promoted beat music events at the Casbah Coffee Club and other venues around Liverpool.

The Beatles performed at the Knotty Ash Village Hall on eight occasions. The other dates were 22 and 29 September; 20 and 27 October; 10 and 17 November 1961; and 17 March 1962. The last of these was promoted by Sam Leach, who took over the venue from Mona Best earlier that year.

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