The Beatles' final two live concerts in Liverpool took place on this evening at the city's Empire Theatre. Read more »
5 December 1965 (48 years ago)
8 November 1964 (49 years ago)
22 December 1963 (50 years ago)
7 December 1963 (50 years ago)
Following their appearance on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, The Beatles recorded a special concert appearance for the corporation at Liverpool's Empire Theatre. Read more »
30 November 1963 (50 years ago)
The Beatles had performed at Sunderland's Empire Theatre on one previous occasion: 9 February 1963, on the bottom of the bill of the Helen Shapiro tour, two days before they recorded the bulk of the Please Please Me album.
This time, naturally, they were the main draw for the sell-out crowd. The occasion was the 25th date of their 1963 Autumn Tour, and they performed a 10-song set: I Saw Her Standing There, From Me To You, All My Loving, You Really Got A Hold On Me, Roll Over Beethoven, Boys, Till There Was You, She Loves You, Money (That's What I Want) and Twist And Shout.
The Beatles performed elsewhere in Sunderland on one other date: at the Rink Ballroom on 14 May 1963.
26 May 1963 (50 years ago)
The eighth date of The Beatles' UK tour with Roy Orbison was a homecoming show at Liverpool's Empire Theatre. Read more »
24 March 1963 (50 years ago)
A triumphant homecoming show for The Beatles, who gave a performance at the Empire Theatre. It was their first performance in the city in over a month, and came in the same week their debut album Please Please Me was released. Read more »
9 February 1963 (50 years ago)
This was the last performance by The Beatles on this first part of their UK tour with Helen Shapiro. They were replaced on the 10 February show in Peterborough by Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers. Read more »
26 October 1959 (54 years ago)
Having passed the preliminary audition for Carroll Levis' TV Star Search earlier in the month, Johnny and the Moondogs took part in the regional finals held at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool. Read more »
18 October 1959 (54 years ago)