The Silver Beetles’ penultimate show as the backing band for Scouse singer Johnny Gentle was at the Regal Ballroom, situated on Leopold Street in Nairn.
By this point the group had barely any money. During a call made by Gentle to tour promoter Larry Parnes in London, an angry John Lennon grabbed the receiver.
He didn’t hold back. It was like, ‘We’re fuckin’ skint up here. We haven’t got a pot to piss in. We need money, Larry!’ Anyway, it seemed to work because [Allan] Williams did send them up a few pounds more.
John Lennon: The Life, Philip Norman
Also on this day...
- 2015: Paul McCartney live at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England
- 2010: Paul McCartney live at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico
- 1966: John Lennon is filmed with Bob Dylan
- 1964: Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox fly to London from the Virgin Islands
- 1963: Live: Capitol Cinema, Cardiff
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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