The headliner of The Beatles’ first UK tour, Helen Shapiro, was ill for a second consecutive day, and so didn’t perform on this day. Read more »
This booking was arranged by Brian Epstein‘s NEMS Enterprises. It was The Beatles’ only performance in the Lancashire town of Leigh.
The Casino later became a nightclub, and was finally demolished in 2007.
Studio One control room, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
While The Beatles have been justly celebrated for recording 10 songs for the Please Please Me album in one day, work on the release was far from over. On this day producer George Martin oversaw the editing and mixing of mono and stereo tracks, ahead of its 22 March 1963 release date. Read more »
This was The Beatles’ second live appearance in the city of Coventry in Warwickshire; their first had taken place at the Matrix Hall on 17 November 1962. Read more »
This was the last of The Beatles’ live shows at the Oasis Club in Manchester. Read more »
This was the penultimate of The Beatles’ 17 appearances at the Majestic Ballroom, which stood on Conway Street in Birkenhead, Cheshire. Read more »
The was The Beatles’ only live show at this Victorian era venue, normally used as a Turkish baths and swimming pool, although they performed in Doncaster, Yorkshire, on four other occasions.
By February 1963 appearances by The Beatles at Liverpool’s Cavern Club certainly weren’t unusual. However, by this time their fame had grown considerably, and demand to see them was high. Read more »
The Beatles performed two shows on this day at the Queen’s Hall in Widnes – their fifth and final appearance at the venue. Read more »
The Beatles made their second appearance on ABC Television’s hugely popular music show Thank Your Lucky Stars on this day. Read more »
This was The Beatles’ only live appearance anywhere in the county of Oxfordshire. It was arranged by John Smith, a London-based promoter. Read more »
The Beatles’ only appearance at Birmingham’s Ritz Ballroom should have taken place on 11 January 1963. However, it was postponed due to blizzards making the roads impassable. Read more »
The Beatles performed at a special Valentine’s Day dance at the Locarno Ballroom in Liverpool. Read more »
This was The Beatles’ second live show at Hull’s Majestic Ballroom. The first had taken place on 20 October 1962. They played in the city on two subsequent occasions, in November 1963 and October 1964.