November 1963

Live: Empire Theatre, Sunderland

The Beatles had performed at Sunderland’s Empire Theatre on one previous occasion: 9 February 1963, on the bottom of the bill of the Helen Shapiro tour, two days before they recorded the bulk of the Please Please Me album. This time, naturally, they were the main draw for the sell-out crowd. The occasion was the… Read more »

Live: ABC Cinema, Huddersfield

This was The Beatles’ only time in the Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. It was the 24th date of their 1963 Autumn Tour, and took place on the day their single I Want To Hold Your Hand/This Boy was released in the UK.

Live: ABC Cinema, Lincoln

The Beatles performed in Lincoln on just one occasion, as part of their 1963 Autumn Tour of the UK and Ireland. It was the 23rd date of the tour, which continued until 13 December.

Live: Rialto Theatre, York

This was The Beatles’ final trip to the Rialto Theatre in York. They had performed there on three prior occasions, all in 1963: 27 February, 13 March, and 29 May.

Television: Late Scene Extra, Scene At 6.30

The Beatles had a break from their Autumn Tour, and spent the afternoon at the Granada television studios in Manchester filming a performance and interview for the Late Scene Extra and Scene At 6.30 programmes.

Live: ABC Cinema, Hull

This was The Beatles’ third performance in Hull, Yorkshire, but their first at the ABC Cinema.

Live: City Hall, Newcastle

This was the 19th date of The Beatles’ 1963 Autumn Tour, and the third time they performed at Newcastle’s City Hall.

Live: Globe Cinema, Stockton-on-Tees

On the day their second album With The Beatles was released, the group performed the 18th date of their 1963 Autumn Tour at the Globe Cinema in Stockton-on-Tees. It was also the day that John F Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas.

UK album release: With The Beatles

Precisely eight months on from the release day of their debut album Please Please Me, The Beatles released the follow-up in the United Kingdom.

Live: ABC Cinema, Carlisle

This was The Beatles’ second concert at this Carlisle venue, following their show earlier in the year on 8 February. 21 November was the 17th date of The Beatles’ 1963 Autumn Tour. Their setlist contained 10 songs: I Saw Her Standing There, From Me To You, All My Loving, You Really Got A Hold On… Read more »

Live: Gaumont Cinema, Wolverhampton

The 14th date of The Beatles’ 1963 Autumn Tour was also their second and final trip to Wolverhampton. They had previously played there on 14 March 1963.

EMI presents The Beatles with silver discs

The Beatles had a day off from their 1963 Autumn Tour on this day but, rather than spend it relaxing, they attended a ceremony held at EMI House in London, where they were given a number of silver presentation discs to mark their extraordinary record sales.

Live: Winter Gardens Theatre, Bournemouth

This was The Beatles’ only appearance at Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens Theatre, although they performed at the town’s Gaumont Cinema on eight other occasions.

Live: ABC Cinema, Exeter

This was the second of three occasions on which The Beatles performed at Exeter’s ABC Cinema. The others were 28 March 1963 and 28 October 1964.