John Charles Julian Lennon, son to John and Cynthia Lennon, was born early on this day at Liverpool’s Sefton General Hospital.
The Beatles had performed at the Guildhall in Portsmouth, England on Saturday 30 March 1963 during the Tommy Roe/Chris Montez tour, but returned to the city on this day for a show at the Savoy Ballroom in the seaside resort of Southsea.
The Beatles performed at this venue, in St John’s Road, Buxton, Derbyshire on two occasions. The second time was on 19 October 1963.
On this day The Beatles were awarded their first silver disc, for sales of more than 250,000 copies of their single Please Please Me.
One of The Beatles’ more unusual live engagements, certainly for 1963: a performance at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire.
The Beatles had recorded two sessions for the BBC radio show Side By Side just three days earlier, but such was the demand for more music from them that they recorded a third on this day.
The Beatles recorded three songs for the BBC radio show Easy Beat at the Playhouse Theatre, London on this day. It was their first appearance on the programme.
This was The Beatles’ third concert in Sheffield, Yorkshire. They performed two sets at the Azena Ballroom.
The Beatles recorded two shows for the radio series Side By Side, to be broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service.
The Beatles’ second theatre tour of the UK, for which they shared a bill with singers Tommy Roe and Chris Montez, ended on this day with performances at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall.
This was the 20th and penultimate date of The Beatles’ 1963 tour of England with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez. They played at the venue on one other subsequent occasion, on 3 December 1963.
The Beatles’ first concert at the Odeon Cinema in Lewisham, London, was part of their tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe.
The Beatles’ first trip to Exeter in Devon, England, was the 18th concert on their 1963 tour with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez. The group’s setlist on this tour contained six songs: Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing… Read more »
The 17th date of The Beatles’ tour of England with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez took them to Northampton, for a performance at the ABC Cinema.
Just over a month after they performed at Mansfield’s Granada Cinema on the Helen Shapiro tour, The Beatles returned for the final time, as part of the Tommy Roe and Chris Montez tour. Whereas in February the group were hoping the Please Please Me single would be a success, this time around they’d just released… Read more »
A triumphant homecoming show for The Beatles, who gave a performance at the Empire Theatre. It was their first performance in the city in over a month, and came in the same week their debut album Please Please Me was released.
As part of the Tommy Roe/Chris Montez tour of the UK, The Beatles made their first live appearance at the City Hall in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. They performed at the venue on three subsequent occasions.
A return to the Gaumont in Doncaster, Yorkshire, a venue The Beatles had previously visited on 5 February 1963. This occasion was part of their UK tour with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez.
The Beatles’ debut album was rush-released on this day to capitalise on the success of their singles Love Me Do and Please Please Me.
Shortly after recording their radio session for the BBC’s On The Scene, The Beatles drove to West Croydon for a concert at the ABC Cinema. It was part of their tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe.