Live: Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth

6.30pm, Wednesday 21 August 1963 (50 years ago)

This was the third of The Beatles’ six consecutive dates in the English seaside town of Bournemouth. They played two houses on each night. Also on the bill were Tommy Quickly and Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas.

One of the shows was recorded on this night by the Gaumont Cinema’s chief technician, and was sold by Christie’s auction house on 10 December 1998 for £25,300. While it is believed to be of good quality, the recording has yet to reach wider circulation.

The Beatles stayed at the Palace Court hotel on each night of the residency.

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