Live: Gaumont Cinema, Stoke-on-Trent

8.00pm, Sunday 19 May 1963 (50 years ago)

This was The Beatles’ second and final appearance at the Gaumont in Stoke-on-Trent, following their appearance on the Helen Shapiro tour on 3 March 1963.

As with the other nights on the Roy Orbison tour, The Beatles’ set on this night consisted of seven songs: Some Other Guy, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Love Me Do, From Me To You, Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There and Twist And Shout.

One Response to “Live: Gaumont Cinema, Stoke-on-Trent”

  1. Sue

    Fifty years ago, outside the Gaumont Hanley together with about 12 – 15 other young girls, We were at the back where the dressing room was. I got a ladder from an entry, climbed it and knocked on the dressing room window, that was subsequently opened by George. John and Ringo also came to the window. George showing his concern that at 12 year old might fall, voiced his concern, then offered me a ciggy (from a packet of 10 Gold Leaf). John joked “Do you come here often”? and having shaken hands offered by both George and John (Ringo laughing throughout) I had to descend as a Policeman has come onto the scene and was ordering me to get down. George said in his wonderful gentle way, “You’d better do as he says. Have a nice life”. I said, “Thank you, and you”. John laughing and looking at George knowingly, said “Oh, we will”.

    Hari Krishna and Peace and Love Dear George and John

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