June 1963

Live: Grafton Rooms, Liverpool

The Beatles’ third known concert at Liverpool’s Grafton Rooms had been arranged in February 1963, and was a fundraiser for the charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Live: Pavilion, Bath

Although The Beatles’ UK tour with Roy Orbison had finished the previous night, the group was back on the road on this day, with a concert in the Georgian city of Bath, England.

Live: King George’s Hall, Blackburn

There may or may not have been four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire, but what is known is that The Beatles performed just once in the town.

Live: City Hall, Newcastle

The penultimate date of The Beatles’ tour with Roy Orbison took place at Newcastle’s City Hall. It was the second time the group had performed at the venue.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Glasgow

The Beatles had a rare day off on 6 June, but resumed the Roy Orbison tour the following day with a concert at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow, Scotland.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Leeds

This, the 18th date of The Beatles’ UK tour with Roy Orbison, was the group’s first appearance at Leeds’ Odeon Cinema. They returned to the venue on two subsequent occasions: 3 November 1963 and 22 October 1964.

Live: Town Hall, Birmingham

This was the only occasion when The Beatles performed at Birmingham’s Town Hall. It was the 17th date of the group’s 1963 tour of the United Kingdom with American singer Roy Orbison.

Live: Hippodrome, Brighton

The 15th date of The Beatles’ tour of the United Kingdom with Roy Orbison was at the Hippodrome Theatre on Middle Street in Brighton, Sussex.

Live: Granada Cinema, Tooting, London

The 14th stop on The Beatles’ UK tour with Roy Orbison was a concert at the Granada Cinema in Tooting, London. This was their only performance at this ornate cinema, which later reopened as a bingo hall.

Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

The Beatles recorded episodes two and three of their BBC radio show Pop Go The Beatles on this day at the corporation’s Paris Studio in London.