The Beatles’ second theatre tour of the UK, for which they shared a bill with singers Tommy Roe and Chris Montez, ended on this day with performances at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall.
Some of these places, the big theatres, by the time we’d had a record or two out – on the tour with Chris Montez, say – there would be girls standing outside, the early birds. We would pull up at the gig and run through them to the stage door. And if you could quickly suss out the ones who looked half decent, you could push them in through the door with you, slam it behind, and then they’d come up to the room…
The group performed at De Montfort Hall on two subsequent occasions, 1 December 1963 and 10 October 1964.