Live: Odeon Cinema, Lewisham

8.00pm, Friday 29 March 1963 (51 years ago)

The Beatles’ first concert at the Odeon Cinema in Lewisham, London, was part of their tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe.

The group’s setlist for this tour contained six songs: Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.

The Beatles returned to the venue on one other occasion, on 8 December 1963.

The building opened as the Gaumont Palace in 1932. It closed as a cinema in 1981 and was converted at various times to a bingo hall, nightclub and pool club. It was demolished in 1991 as part of a road widening scheme.

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