December 1963

Live: Odeon Cinema, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ only concert at Liverpool’s Odeon Cinema. It took place on day 28 of their 1963 Autumn Tour of the UK and Ireland.

Live, television: It’s The Beatles

Following their appearance on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, The Beatles recorded a special concert appearance for the corporation at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre.

Television: Juke Box Jury

A busy day for The Beatles. In the afternoon they filmed a special edition of the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, before performing for 2,500 hometown fans. In the evening they played another two shows at the nearby Odeon Cinema.

Live: Guildhall, Portsmouth

The Beatles’ concert at Portsmouth’s Guildhall scheduled for 12 November 1963 had been postponed after Paul McCartney fell ill with gastric flu.

Live: Grosvenor House, London

After their first appearance on The Morecambe And Wise Show, The Beatles performed a concert in the ballroom of the exclusive Grosvenor House hotel in aid of cerebral palsy sufferers.

Television: The Morecambe And Wise Show

The Beatles’ celebrated appearance on The Morecambe And Wise Show was filmed at ATV’s Elstree Studio Centre in Borehamwood on this day, although it wasn’t broadcast to the nation until April 1964.

Live: De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Day 26 of The Beatles’ 1963 Autumn Tour took them back to Leicester’s De Montfort Hall, a venue they had previously performed in on 31 March 1963.