This was The Beatles’ first performance at Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool.
Entry was two shillings and sixpence before 8pm, and three shillings after that time. The Beatles topped a bill which also featured Derry & The Seniors and Faron & The Temptest Tornadoes.
It was booked by Wally Hill and Vic Anton, the promoters at the hall at the east of Liverpool. Hambleton Hall was a shabby municipal building which later became a probation office, situated on St David’s Road in Page Moss, Huyton.
The Beatles played at Hambleton Hall on 16 occasions. The other dates were 1, 8, 15 and 22 February; 8 and 20 March; 20 August; 3 and 17 September; 15 and 29 October; 12 and 26 November; 10 December 1961; and 13 January 1962.
Also on this day...
- 2014: The Beatles win lifetime achievement award at the Grammys
- 1991: Television: Paul McCartney on MTV Unplugged
- 1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 16
- 1968: Pattie Harrison models for Ossie Clark
- 1968: The Beatles film their Yellow Submarine appearance
- 1967: Mixing: Penny Lane
- 1965: John and Cynthia Lennon holiday in the Swiss Alps
- 1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
- 1963: Live: Co-operative Hall, Darwen
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