The Beatles had given a triumphant homecoming performance at Litherland Town Hall on 27 December 1960, following their first trip to Hamburg. They returned to the venue on this date for a second time.
The night was promoted by Brian Kelly, whose Beekay events took place at halls across northern Liverpool. The Beatles performed at 36 Beekay engagements between this date and 11 March 1961, several of which were booked immediately after their December show.
The Beatles were paid £7 10s (£7.50) for this appearance. In the audience were Johnny Guitar and Ringo Starr from Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, who had returned from Hamburg the day before.
The Beatles played a total of 20 shows at Litherland Town Hall; the final one took place on 9 November 1961.
Also on this day...
- 1984: US single release: Nobody Told Me by John Lennon
- 1970: Glyn Johns compiles the second Get Back album
- 1970: John Lennon and Yoko Ono give a press conference in Aalborg, Denmark
- 1967: Recording: Penny Lane, Carnival Of Light
- 1966: Recording: overdubs for The Beatles At Shea Stadium
- 1965: Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show
- 1964: Radio: The Public Ear
- 1963: Live: Museum Hall, Bridge of Allan, Scotland
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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