This was The Beatles' only live appearance anywhere in the county of Oxfordshire. It was arranged by John Smith, a London-based promoter.
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In preparation for their impending Scottish tour, The Beatles flew back from Hamburg to London on 1 January 1963.
Although The Quarrymen had previously performed at Liverpool's Grafton Rooms, this was The Beatles' first concert at the venue. They would play there four times in total, with the last taking place almost a year later on 2 August 1963.
Ten days after Paul McCartney and Pete Best had been deported from Germany, John Lennon travelled back to England by train and boat.
Pattie Boyd, the future first wife of George Harrison, was born on this day.
The man who became The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, was born on this day.