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One response on “Live: Gaumont State Cinema, Kilburn, London

  1. ChrisH

    Saw the Beatles on April 9 1963 at the State Ballroom Kilburn. they were the only band on the bill and played some Chuck Berry and little Richard numbers as well as their hits and both sides of From Me To You/Thank You Girl which was their new record at the time. The State Ballroom had been converted from the 3rd class waitng hall of the State Cinema in Willesden Lane a few years previously. It was used as a ballroom on a couple of nights of the week and also for bingo on other nights. The stage had no direct exit to the dressing room, so the Beatles had to go through the audience to reach it. One of them (I believe it was George) disappeared under a mob of girls and had to be’ rescued’ by the bouncers.

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