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.
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Prior to the opening of The Beatles Christmas Show at the Astoria in Finsbury Park London, on 24 December 1963, there were two preview concerts held in the north of England. The first was at Bradford’s Gaumont Cinema, with the second taking place the following evening at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre.
The Beatles had given a special concert for members of their Northern Area Fan Club in Liverpool on 7 December 1963. One week later they did the same for the Southern Area, with a performance at the Wimbledon Palais in London.
The Beatles’ lengthy 1963 Autumn Tour of the UK and Ireland finally came to an end on this day. This was the 34th date of the tour, which had started in Cheltenham on 1 November.
This was The Beatles’ second and final concert appearance in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. The occasion was the 30th date of their 1963 Autumn Tour of the UK and Ireland.
This was The Beatles’ only concert at Liverpool’s Odeon Cinema. It took place on day 28 of their 1963 Autumn Tour of the UK and Ireland.
The Beatles’ concert at Portsmouth’s Guildhall scheduled for 12 November 1963 had been postponed after Paul McCartney fell ill with gastric flu.
After their first appearance on The Morecambe And Wise Show, The Beatles performed a concert in the ballroom of the exclusive Grosvenor House hotel in aid of cerebral palsy sufferers.
Day 26 of The Beatles’ 1963 Autumn Tour took them back to Leicester’s De Montfort Hall, a venue they had previously performed in on 31 March 1963.
This was The Beatles’ only time in the Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. It was the 24th date of their 1963 Autumn Tour, and took place on the day their single I Want To Hold Your Hand/This Boy was released in the UK.
The Beatles performed in Lincoln on just one occasion, as part of their 1963 Autumn Tour of the UK and Ireland. It was the 23rd date of the tour, which continued until 13 December.
This was The Beatles’ final trip to the Rialto Theatre in York. They had performed there on three prior occasions, all in 1963: 27 February, 13 March, and 29 May.
The 21st date of The Beatles’ 1963 Autumn Tour took place at the Regal Cinema in Cambridge.
This was The Beatles’ third performance in Hull, Yorkshire, but their first at the ABC Cinema.
This was the 19th date of The Beatles’ 1963 Autumn Tour, and the third time they performed at Newcastle’s City Hall.
On the day their second album With The Beatles was released, the group performed the 18th date of their 1963 Autumn Tour at the Globe Cinema in Stockton-on-Tees. It was also the day that John F Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas.
The Beatles performed two shows at Manchester’s ABC Cinema on the 16th date of their 1963 Autumn Tour.
The 14th date of The Beatles’ 1963 Autumn Tour was also their second and final trip to Wolverhampton. They had previously played there on 14 March 1963.
The Beatles returned to the Warwickshire city of Coventry precisely one year to the day after their first live show there.
This was The Beatles’ only appearance at Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens Theatre, although they performed at the town’s Gaumont Cinema on eight other occasions.