July 1963

Live: Imperial Ballroom, Nelson

The Beatles’ second and final concert appearance at the Imperial Ballroom in the Lancashire town of Nelson. As with their first performance there, on 11 May 1963, The Beatles were watched by 2,000 frantic fans.

Radio: Non Stop Pop, Saturday Club

Although much of 30 July was spent at Abbey Road recording songs for their second album, The Beatles visited London’s Playhouse Theatre in the afternoon to record contributions to two BBC radio shows.

Recording: Please Mister Postman, It Won’t Be Long

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Two sessions took place on this second day’s work on With The Beatles, with The Beatles recording six songs at Abbey Road’s studio two.

Live: ABC Cinema, Great Yarmouth

This was The Beatles’ second and final appearance at the ABC Cinema in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. They had previously performed there a month previously, on 30 June 1963.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare

This was the last of six consecutive nights of concerts given by The Beatles at the Odeon Cinema in Weston-super-Mare, a seaside town in Somerset, England.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare

This was the fifth of six consecutive nights of concerts given by The Beatles at the Odeon Cinema in Weston-super-Mare, a seaside town in Somerset, England.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare

This was the fourth of six consecutive nights of concerts given by The Beatles at the Odeon Cinema in Weston-super-Mare, a seaside town in Somerset, England.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare

This was the third of six consecutive nights of concerts given by The Beatles at the Odeon Cinema in Weston-super-Mare, a seaside town in Somerset, England.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare

This was the second of six consecutive nights of concerts given by The Beatles at the Odeon Cinema in Weston-super-Mare, a seaside town in Somerset, England.

Live: Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare

This was the first of six consecutive nights of concerts given by The Beatles at the Odeon Cinema in Weston-super-Mare, a seaside town in Somerset, England.

Live: Ritz Ballroom, Rhyl

This was the second of two consecutive nights in Rhyl, north Wales, each of which saw two sold-out concerts at the Ritz Ballroom.

Live: Ritz Ballroom, Rhyl

The Beatles performed at the Ritz Ballroom on the promenade in Rhyl, north Wales, for two consecutive nights in July 1963. They played two concerts on each day, both of which sold out well in advance.

Radio: Easy Beat

This was The Beatles’ third of four sessions recorded for the BBC radio show Easy Beat.

Radio: three episodes of Pop Go The Beatles

By July 1963 The Beatles were more than used to hard work. What was unusual about this day, however, was that they completed, in under eight hours, 18 songs for three editions of the radio show Pop Go The Beatles.

Live: ABC Theatre, Blackpool

Despite having just completed a six-night run at the Winter Gardens in Margate, The Beatles drove up to Blackpool for a second show at the ABC Theatre.

Live: Winter Gardens, Margate

This was the last of six consecutive nights of concerts by The Beatles at Margate’s Winter Gardens. They played to two ‘houses’ each time.

Live: Winter Gardens, Margate

This was the fifth of six consecutive days in which The Beatles performed at Margate’s Winter Gardens. They performed to two different ‘houses’ each time.