This was the 16th performance given by The Beatles at Aintree Institute, which was situated at Longmoor Lane in Aintree, Liverpool. It was put on by Brian Kelly for his Beekay Promotions.
The Beatles played at Aintree Institute on 31 occasions, between this date and January 1962. The other dates were 7, 13, 14, 18, 21, 27 and 28 January; 8, 10, 15, 18, 22 and 25 February; 1, 4 and 11 March; 21 and 28 July; 4, 12, 18, 19 and 26 August; 2, 9, 16 and 23 September; 28 October; 11 November 1961; and 27 January 1962.
Aintree Institute was a popular jive club in the early 1960s. It was situated behind the Black Bull club, near to the famous racecourse where the annual Grand National horse race takes place, but was demolished in 2007.
After this show The Beatles and Neil Aspinall drove to Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool for their second performance of the night. Earlier in the day they had also given their fifth lunchtime show at the Cavern Club.
Also on this day...
- 2016: Beatles producer George Martin dies
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Coliseo Yucatán, Mérida, Mexico
- 1970: Recording: It Don’t Come Easy by Ringo Starr
- 1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
- 1963: Live: Royal Hall, Harrogate
- 1962: Live: Storyville Jazz Club, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Hambleton Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1958: The Quarrymen play at Paul McCartney’s cousin’s wedding reception
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