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The Beatles ask Pete Best to join

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With their Saturday night residency at the Grosvenor Ballroom cancelled due to local complaints, The Beatles had some time off. On this night they went to Mona Best’s Casbah Coffee Club where they saw The Blackjacks playing.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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Having performed at the Grosvenor Ballroom on each consecutive Saturday since 4 June 1960, The Silver Beetles’ residency came to a close on this night.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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The penultimate show of The Silver Beetles’ Saturday night residency at the notoriously rough Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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This was The Silver Beetles’ eighth consecutive Saturday night show at the Grosvenor Ballroom, a venue in Liscard Wallasey run by local promoter Les Dodd under the name Paramount Enterprises.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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This was another of The Silver Beetles’ regular concerts at the Grosvenor Ballroom, which took place every Saturday night in June and July 1960.

Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral

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The Silver Beetles had performed regularly on Thursday nights at the Neston Institute since 2 June 1960. This was their sixth and final show at the venue.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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The Silver Beetles had been performing regularly at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey, since 4 June 1960. This time, however, they were joined onstage by a special guest: Johnny Gentle, with whom they had toured Scotland in May.

Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral

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This was The Silver Beetles’ penultimate show at the Neston Institute, and their last in the month of June 1960. They performed six times in total at the venue, the final time being on 7 July 1960.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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This was The Silver Beetles’ fourth consecutive Saturday night show at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey, a venue run by local promoter Les Dodd.

Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral

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During June and July 1960, The Silver Beetles had regular engagements at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey on Saturday nights, and at the Neston Institute on Thursdays. The events were promoted by Paramount Enterprises, run by Les Dodd.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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18 June 1960 was Paul McCartney‘s 18th birthday. Instead of celebrating with a night off, he and The Silver Beetles gave one of their usual Saturday night concerts at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey.

Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral

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This was The Silver Beetles’ third consecutive Thursday night show at the Neston Institute, a venue run by promoter Les Dodd. The group played at the Institute six times in all, ending on 7 July 1960.

Live: Jacaranda Coffee Bar, Liverpool

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Although he had walked out of the group before their 11 June concert at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey, drummer Tommy Moore performed one final time on this date at Allan Williams‘ Jacaranda Coffee Bar.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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This was The Silver Beetles’ third concert at the Grosvenor Ballroom within a week, and one that didn’t pass without incident.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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Two days after their debut at the Grosvenor Ballroom, The Silver Beetles returned for a Whitsun bank holiday Monday special concert.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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Two days after performing at The Institute in Neston, Wirral, The Silver Beetles performed at another of promoter Les Dodd’s venues, the Grosvenor Ballroom in the Liscard area of Wallasey, Cheshire.

Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral

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The Silver Beetles played six consecutive Thursday night shows from this date at The Institute, a venue based on Hinderton Road in the town of Neston, on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside.