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Live: Plaza Ballroom, St Helens

This was The Beatles’ fifth and final appearance at the Plaza Ballroom in St Helens, Lancashire. They had first performed there on 25 June 1962.

Live: City Hall, Sheffield

This was The Beatles’ first appearance at Sheffield’s City Hall, as part of their UK tour with Helen Shapiro. They performed at the venue on five occasions in total: four in 1963 and once in 1964.

Live: Rialto Theatre, York

The headliner of The Beatles’ first UK tour, Helen Shapiro, was ill for a second consecutive day, and so didn’t perform on this day.

Live: Gaumont Cinema, Taunton

This was part of The Beatles’ tour of the United Kingdom with headliner Helen Shapiro. The group had temporarily dropped out after 9 February 1963, to record the Please Please Me LP and play a number of standalone shows.

Live: Casino Ballroom, Leigh

This booking was arranged by Brian Epstein‘s NEMS Enterprises. It was The Beatles’ only performance in the Lancashire town of Leigh. The Casino later became a nightclub, and was finally demolished in 2007.

Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead

This was the penultimate of The Beatles’ 17 appearances at the Majestic Ballroom, which stood on Conway Street in Birkenhead, Cheshire.

Live: St James Swimming Baths, Doncaster

The was The Beatles’ only live show at this Victorian era venue, normally used as a Turkish baths and swimming pool, although they performed in Doncaster, Yorkshire, on four other occasions.

Live: Queen’s Hall, Widnes

The Beatles performed two shows on this day at the Queen’s Hall in Widnes – their fifth and final appearance at the venue.

Live: Carfax Assembly Rooms, Oxford

This was The Beatles’ only live appearance anywhere in the county of Oxfordshire. It was arranged by John Smith, a London-based promoter.

Live: Ritz Ballroom, Birmingham

The Beatles’ only appearance at Birmingham’s Ritz Ballroom should have taken place on 11 January 1963. However, it was postponed due to blizzards making the roads impassable.

Live: Majestic Ballroom, Hull

This was The Beatles’ second live show at Hull’s Majestic Ballroom. The first had taken place on 20 October 1962. They played in the city on two subsequent occasions, in November 1963 and October 1964.

Live: Astoria Ballroom, Oldham

The day after The Beatles recorded 10 of the songs that would appear on their debut album Please Please Me, they were back on the road with a performance in Oldham, Lancashire.

Live: Empire Theatre, Sunderland

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.

Live: ABC Cinema, Carlisle

The Beatles’ tour with Helen Shapiro received some newspaper publicity following an incident on this night in which the group, Kenny Lynch and Shapiro were barred from the Carlisle Golf Club dance at the Crown and Mitre hotel.