1962

Pete Best is sacked from The Beatles

George Martin was impressed enough by The Beatles’ debut session for EMI on 6 June to offer them a recording contract. However, he was less pleased with the band’s drummer, Pete Best.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)

This was The Beatles’ 125th lunchtime performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club. It was also the 38th occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.

Live: Majestic Ballroom, Crewe

The Beatles played twice at the Majestic Ballroom in Crewe, Cheshire. This was the first date; the other came a week later on 20 August 1962.

Live: Co-op Ballroom, Doncaster

The Beatles played just once at the Co-op Ballroom on the corner of Duke Street and St Sepulchre Gate in Doncaster, Yorkshire.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

On this day The Beatles’ 89th evening show at the Cavern Club took place. It was the 37th occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)

This was The Beatles’ 122nd lunchtime performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club. It was also the 37th occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.

Live: Grafton Rooms, Liverpool

Although The Quarrymen had previously performed at Liverpool’s Grafton Rooms, this was The Beatles’ first concert at the venue. They would play there four times in total, with the last taking place almost a year later on 2 August 1963.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

The Beatles’ 87th evening show at the Cavern Club took place on this date. It was also the 36th occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)

On this day The Beatles gave their 121st lunchtime performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club. This was also the 36th occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.

Live: St John’s Hall, Bootle

This was The Beatles’ fifth and final appearance at St John’s Hall in Bootle, at an event promoted by local teenager Dave Forshaw.