The seventh stop on the Roy Orbison tour of May/June 1963 was at the City Hall in Sheffield, England. This was the third of four performances by The Beatles at this venue.
Throughout this tour, The Beatles performed a set featuring the same seven songs: Some Other Guy, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Love Me Do, From Me To You, Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There and Twist And Shout.
Day six of their UK tour with Roy Orbison, and The Beatles performed at the Granada Cinema in Walthamstow, London. The concert took place shortly after the recording of the first Pop Go The Beatles programme for the BBC. Read more »
On 30 April 1963 a BBC studio manager, Vernon Lawrence, suggested to his manager, assistant department head Donald MacLean, that The Beatles be given their own radio series. MacLean approved the idea, with four programmes commissioned and the option for a further 11 if successful. Read more »
The fifth night of The Beatles’ UK tour with Roy Orbison, and a performance at the Odeon Cinema in Nottingham. Read more »
Following a one-day break, the Roy Orbison tour resumed on this day with a concert at the Gaumont Cinema, Ipswich, Suffolk. Read more »
The Beatles recorded two radio sessions for different BBC shows on this day, both at the Playhouse Theatre in London. Read more »
The third date of The Beatles’ tour with Roy Orbison took place at the Gaumont Cinema in Southampton. Also on the bill were Gerry and the Pacemakers, David Macbeth, Louise Cordet, Tony Marsh, Terry Young Six, Erkey Grant and Ian Crawford. Read more »
This was The Beatles’ second and final appearance at the Gaumont in Stoke-on-Trent, following their appearance on the Helen Shapiro tour on 3 March 1963. Read more »
The Beatles’ third UK tour began at the Adelphi Cinema in Slough, Buckinghamshire. Also on the tour were Roy Orbison, Gerry and the Pacemakers, David Macbeth, Louise Cordet, Tony Marsh, Terry Young Six, Erkey Grant and Ian Crawford. Read more »
This was The Beatles’ only performance in the Norfolk city of Norwich. The concert was booked in April 1963 by local promoters Peter Holmes, Ray Aldous and Geoffrey Walker for a fee of £250. Read more »
The Beatles made their second appearance on national BBC television, on the children’s show Pops And Lenny. Read more »
This was The Beatles’ only appearance at this venue in Chester. They performed seven songs: Some Other Guy, Thank You Girl, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me, You Really Got A Hold On Me, I Saw Her Standing There and From Me To You.
The performances of Some Other Guy and You Really Got A Hold On Me are notable as, while they had been part of The Beatles’ repertoire for some time, they had not yet been recorded, let alone released on the Please Please Me album.
You Really Got A Hold On Me was recorded, for With The Beatles later in 1963, but Some Other Guy was only taped for radio sessions. It is tempting to wonder whether the group was considering a studio version around this time.
The Royalty Theatre, which stood on Chester’s City Road, was demolished in 2001 and later replaced with a hotel.
This was The Beatles’ only concert appearance at Sunderland’s Rink Ballroom, although they performed in the city’s Empire Theatre on two other occasions: 9 February and 30 November 1963.
The Beatles topped the bill on the ABC Television programme Thank Your Lucky Stars on this day. It was filmed at the Alpha Television Studios in Birmingham, England. Read more »
The Beatles returned to Liverpool from their respective holidays on 9 May 1963, and two days later performed their first concert since 27 April. Read more »
On this day Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr went on holiday to Santa Cruz, Tenerife, for a 12-day holiday.
At the same time John Lennon accepted an offer from Brian Epstein to accompany him to Barcelona, for a trip also lasting 12 days. Read more »
This was the fourth of The Beatles’ six concert appearances at this venue in Northwich, Cheshire. The support acts were Denny Curtis and the Renegades, and The Cruisers with Karl Terry. Read more »
This was The Beatles’ second and final performance at the Music Hall in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. As with their 14 December 1962 show, it was promoted by Lewis Buckley.
The fourth Mersey Beat Showcase event, starring artists from Brian Epstein‘s management stable, took place on this evening at the Fairfield Hall ballroom in Croydon, Surrey. Read more »
The third of Brian Epstein‘s Mersey Beat Showcase concerts took place at the Majestic Ballroom in Finsbury Park, London. Read more »