1961

Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ 11th show at Litherland Town Hall, where they had given a triumphant homecoming performance on 27 December 1960, following their first trip to Hamburg.

Live: Blair Hall, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ third performance at Blair Hall in Walton, Liverpool. It was also the second 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 first show there had taken place one week earlier, on 15 July 1961.

Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool

This was the 18th 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’ 10th show at Litherland Town Hall, where they had given a triumphant homecoming performance on 27 December 1960, following their first trip to Hamburg.

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.

Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg

This was the 91st and penultimate night of The Beatles’ lengthiest residency in Hamburg, during which they played a total of 92 nights at the Top Ten Club.