The Beatles’ final two live concerts in Liverpool took place on this evening at the city’s Empire Theatre.
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The 25th date of The Beatles’ 1964 British tour was a return to their hometown, Liverpool. It was their first live appearance in the city since 22 December 1963.
This was the second preview of The Beatles’ Christmas Show in the north of England, ahead of its full run at the Astoria Cinema in Finsbury Park, London, on 24 December 1963.
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.
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… Read more »
The eighth date of The Beatles’ UK tour with Roy Orbison was a homecoming show at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre.
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.
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.
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.
Although the Quarrymen had entered the competition two years previously without success, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison returned to Liverpool’s Empire Theatre for another preliminary audition for the ABC TV’s talent show TV Star Search.