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Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool

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This was the first performance given by The Beatles at Aintree Institute, which was situated at Longmoor Lane in Aintree, Liverpool.

Live: St John’s Hall, Bootle

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After The Beatles’ triumphant show at Litherland Town Hall on 27 December 1960, two promoters managed to get backstage to book more appearances by the band.

Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool

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The Beatles had given a triumphant homecoming performance at Litherland Town Hall on 27 December 1960, following their first trip to Hamburg. They returned to the venue on this date for a second time.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

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The Beatles ended 1960 with a performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in Hayman’s Green, owned by drummer Pete Best‘s mother Mona.

Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool

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Billed as a ‘Welcome Home’ show following their first trip to Hamburg, The Beatles’ 27 December 1960 performance at Litherland Town Hall was a breakthrough show which cemented their name as Liverpool’s top live draw.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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This Christmas Eve show at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey was booked by The Beatles’ manager Allan Williams on 19 December 1960.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

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The Beatles spent much of December 1960 despondent and with no money, following the disastrous end to their first Hamburg trip.

John Lennon leaves Hamburg

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Ten days after Paul McCartney and Pete Best had been deported from Germany, John Lennon travelled back to England by train and boat.

Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested in Hamburg

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Having been told on 1 November that their contract to perform at his Kaiserkeller club was being terminated by owner Bruno Koschmider, The Beatles began moving their belonging to the attic room above the nearby Top Ten Club.

Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg

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This was the 56th and final night of The Beatles’ residency at the Kaiserkeller club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg

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This was the 55th night of The Beatles’ residency at the Kaiserkeller club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg

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This was the 54th night of The Beatles’ residency at the Kaiserkeller club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg

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This was the 53rd night of The Beatles’ residency at the Kaiserkeller club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg

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This was the 52nd night of The Beatles’ residency at the Kaiserkeller club in Hamburg, Germany. It was also Pete Best‘s 19th birthday.

Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg

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This was the 51st night of The Beatles’ residency at the Kaiserkeller club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg

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This was the 49th night of The Beatles’ residency at the Kaiserkeller club in Hamburg, Germany.

Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg

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This was the 48th night of The Beatles’ residency at the Kaiserkeller club in Hamburg, Germany.