October 1962

Travel: Liverpool to Hamburg

The Beatles flew from Liverpool to Hamburg on this day ahead of their second residency at the German city’s Star-Club, situated on Große Freiheit off the Reeperbahn.

Television: People And Places

Twelve days after their debut television appearance on the People And Places show, The Beatles returned to Granada TV Centre in Manchester to film a second performance.

Live: Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Although The Quarrymen had performed at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre on three occasions (9 June 1957, and 18 and 26 October 1959), this was The Beatles’ first appearance at the prestigious venue.

Live: Hulme Hall, Birkenhead

The Beatles played four shows at Hulme Hall on Bolton Road in Port Sunlight, Birkenhead. This was the fourth date, and was promoted by the local Recreations Association.

The Beatles’ first radio interview

At 8.45pm on this date, before their fourth and final live appearance at the Hulme Hall in Birkenhead, The Beatles recorded a radio interview for Radio Clatterbridge. It is the group’s first surviving spoken-word interview.

Live: Public Hall, Preston

The Beatles performed twice in Preston, the Lancashire town 30 miles from Liverpool. This was their first appearance.

Radio: Here We Go

This was The Beatles’ third appearance on the BBC radio show Here We Go, and the group’s first radio session featuring Ringo Starr.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

This was The Beatles’ 110th evening show at the Cavern Club. It was also the 42nd occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.

Television: People And Places

The Beatles made their debut on television on this day, with an appearance in Manchester on the local programme People And Places.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)

This was The Beatles’ 141st lunchtime performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club. It was also the 42nd occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.