1963

Live: Trentham Gardens, Trentham

This was The Beatles’ only performance in Trentham, a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. They played at the ballroom of the ornate Trentham Gardens.

Radio: The Ken Dodd Show

On John Lennon‘s 23rd birthday The Beatles made their only appearance on the BBC radio programme The Ken Dodd Show. It was recorded at the BBC Paris Studio in London.

Live: Caird Hall, Dundee

The third and final night of The Beatles’ mini-tour of Scotland took place at Dundee’s Caird Hall. Also on the bill were Johnny Hudson and the Hi Four, Malcolm Clarke and the Crestas, the Caravelles and Tommy Dene and the Tremors.

Live: Carlton Theatre, Kirkcaldy

This was the second of a three-date Scottish mini tour promoted by Albert Bonici. The Beatles performed two shows on this night, each of which was seen by 1,500 people. The other acts on the bill were Houston Wells and The Fortunes.

Live: Concert Hall, Glasgow

The Beatles began a three-night mini tour of Scotland on this day, with a performance at the Concert Hall in Glasgow. Also on the bill were Mike Berry, and Freddy Starr and the Midnighters.

Radio: The Public Ear

Following their With The Beatles recording session from 10am to 1pm, The Beatles made their first of three appearances on the BBC radio show The Public Ear.

Recording: I Wanna Be Your Man, Little Child

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Work continued on two With The Beatles songs on this day, in a session beginning at 10pm and finishing at 1pm.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr holiday in Greece

The Beatles had a rare two-week break in September 1963. John and Cynthia Lennon took a belated honeymoon in Paris, George Harrison flew to America, and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr went on holiday to Greece.

John and Cynthia Lennon holiday in Paris

The Beatles began two-week holidays on this day, flying to a variety of destinations. John and Cynthia Lennon flew to Paris for a belated honeymoon, while their son Julian was looked after by John’s aunt Harrie in Liverpool.

Live: Public Hall, Preston

This was The Beatles’ second and final concert in Preston, Lancashire. They had performed in the town’s Public Hall on one prior occasion, 26 October 1962.

Lennon and McCartney given Variety Club award

The Beatles had rare days off on 9 and 10 September 1963, although John Lennon and Paul McCartney did have one engagement: they attended a luncheon of the Variety Club of Great Britain.

Live: ABC Theatre, Blackpool

The Beatles’ Sunday nights from July to September 1963 were commonly spent performing in Blackpool, Lancashire. On 1 September they had a rare break, but returned on this day with a show at the ABC Theatre.

Live: Fairfield Hall, Croydon

This was the last of four consecutive dates of a mini tour of England, each promoted by John Smith. They were granted by Brian Epstein following the cancellation of several Mersey Beat Showcase nights earlier in 1963.