Live: Gaumont Cinema, Taunton

8.00pm, Tuesday 26 February 1963 (51 years ago)

This was part of The Beatles’ tour of the United Kingdom with headliner Helen Shapiro. The group had temporarily dropped out after 9 February 1963, to record the Please Please Me LP and play a number of standalone shows.

Shapiro herself, however, was unable to appear at the concert due to a heavy cold. Her place at the top of the bill was taken by Danny Williams, and Billie Davis, currently enjoying a hit with the single Tell Him, joined the line-up.

The Beatles performed twice at the Gaumont Cinema, situated on Corporation Road in Taunton, Somerset. The second time was on 5 September 1963.

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