Two days after performing at The Institute in Neston, Wirral, The Silver Beetles performed at another of promoter Les Dodd’s venues, the Grosvenor Ballroom in the Liscard area of Wallasey, Cheshire.
Saturday nights were ‘big beat’ nights at the Grosvenor. As with The Institute, it was a rough-and-ready venue where fights frequently broke out. The group was obliged to play on regardless.
The Beatles performed at the Grosvenor Ballroom on 14 occasions between this date and September 1961. The other dates were 6, 11, 18 and 25 June; 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 July; 24 December 1960; 24 February; 10 March; and 15 September 1961.
Also on this day...
- 2012: Paul McCartney live at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert, London
- 2012: The Beatles named as UK’s biggest-selling singles act in Queen’s reign
- 1969: US single release: The Ballad Of John And Yoko
- 1968: Recording, mixing: Revolution 1
- 1967: McCartney and Harrison watch Jimi Hendrix in London
- 1965: UK EP release: Beatles For Sale No 2
- 1964: The Beatles’ world tour begins in Copenhagen, Denmark
- 1964: Recording, mixing, editing: Long Tall Sally, Matchbox, I Call Your Name, Slow Down, When I Get Home, Any Time At All, I’ll Cry Instead
- 1963: Live: Town Hall, Birmingham
- 1962: Rehearsal: Cavern Club, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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