Author Archives: Joe

The Beatles ask Pete Best to join

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. Read more »

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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. Read more »

Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral

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: The Institute, Neston, Wirral

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.