Live: Plaza, Old Hill

8.00pm, Friday 5 July 1963 (50 years ago)

The Beatles’ second live appearance at the Plaza Ballroom in Old Hill, following their show on 11 January 1963.

Also on the bill were Denny and the Diplomats, a local band led by Denny Laine, who would later join The Moody Blues and Paul McCartney‘s band Wings.

The Plaza was a major music venue in the 1960s, and hosted a number of acts on their way to the top, including The Rolling Stones. It was converted to a bingo hall in the 1970s, and later became the Platinum Plaza, a venue for Asian weddings and banquets.

One Response to “Live: Plaza, Old Hill”

  1. Steve Beauchampe

    The venue was actually the Plaza, Old Hill (commonly known as Old Hill Plaza). Old Hill is a few miles from Dudley. The building still stands but is no longer a music venue.

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