1963

Live: Ritz Ballroom, Rhyl

This was the second of two consecutive nights in Rhyl, north Wales, each of which saw two sold-out concerts at the Ritz Ballroom.

Live: Ritz Ballroom, Rhyl

The Beatles performed at the Ritz Ballroom on the promenade in Rhyl, north Wales, for two consecutive nights in July 1963. They played two concerts on each day, both of which sold out well in advance.

Radio: Easy Beat

This was The Beatles’ third of four sessions recorded for the BBC radio show Easy Beat.

Radio: three episodes of Pop Go The Beatles

By July 1963 The Beatles were more than used to hard work. What was unusual about this day, however, was that they completed, in under eight hours, 18 songs for three editions of the radio show Pop Go The Beatles.

Live: ABC Theatre, Blackpool

Despite having just completed a six-night run at the Winter Gardens in Margate, The Beatles drove up to Blackpool for a second show at the ABC Theatre.

Live: Winter Gardens, Margate

This was the last of six consecutive nights of concerts by The Beatles at Margate’s Winter Gardens. They played to two ‘houses’ each time.

Live: Winter Gardens, Margate

This was the fifth of six consecutive days in which The Beatles performed at Margate’s Winter Gardens. They performed to two different ‘houses’ each time.

Live: Winter Gardens, Margate

The Beatles performed at Margate’s Winter Gardens on six consecutive nights, playing to two different ‘houses’ each time. This was the fourth day.

Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

Although they were in the middle of a season of concerts at Margate’s Winter Gardens, The Beatles travelled to London to record shows six and seven of their BBC radio series Pop Go The Beatles on this day.

Live: Winter Gardens, Margate

This was the second of six consecutive days in which The Beatles performed at Margate’s Winter Gardens. They performed to two different ‘houses’ each time.

Live: Winter Gardens, Margate

The Beatles performed at Margate’s Winter Gardens on six consecutive nights, playing to two different ‘houses’ each time.

Live: ABC Theatre, Blackpool

The first of five concerts given by The Beatles at this venue in Blackpool, Lancashire. The group performed a series of dates in the seaside town between July and September 1963, either at the ABC or the Queen’s Theatre, compèred by Carry On actor Jack Douglas. The ABC cinema closed in 1998 and subsequently re-opened… Read more »

Live: Plaza, Old Hill

The Beatles’ second live appearance at the Plaza Ballroom in Old Hill, following their show on 11 January 1963. Also on the bill were Denny and the Diplomats, a local band led by Denny Laine, who would later join The Moody Blues and Paul McCartney‘s band Wings. The Plaza was a major music venue in… Read more »

Radio: The Beat Show

This was The Beatles’ only appearance on the BBC radio show The Beat Show, which was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service on 1pm the following day.

Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

Following the success of the first four editions of The Beatles’ BBC radio show Pop Go The Beatles, the corporation decided to commission a further 11 editions. The first in this new run was recorded on this day at Studio Five in Maida Vale Studios, London.