Live: Pigalle Club, London

10.00pm, Sunday 21 April 1963 (51 years ago)

The Beatles performed at this London night club and restaurant on just this one occasion, following their first appearance at the New Musical Express Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert in Wembley.

Although the Pigalle later became a fashionable destination for London clubbers, on this occasion the audience almost entirely consisted of Jewish people, as the concert had only been advertised – for reasons unknown – in the weekly Jewish Chronicle newspaper.

6 Responses to “Live: Pigalle Club, London”

  1. Steph

    21/04/63 Pigalle Club, Picadilly

    The reason the gig was only advertised in the Jewish Chronicle was because it was a charity “do” with all proceeds going to a (Jewish, I think) charity.
    Check Jewish Chronicle archives for 19/04/63 for more information.

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    • Steph

      I’ve yet to come across anyone from N.W. London who WASN’T there! Perhaps we should have a reunion.

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  2. jeff cohen

    be a bit hard for me steph ,i now live in the hills of north wales ,i can get to greece quicker than i can to london

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  3. sue

    I was there and I lived in South London. So was my future husband, who was from Ilford, although we didn’t meet until 1967. I stood outside the Pigalle and shook hands with them all as they left. Stupidly I didn’t get their autographs. A great night!!

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  4. stan

    I was there with my best mate Barry Milner
    we caught up in a crush with loads of birds and dolly’s huge bundle later on
    Smashing time those were the day’s

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