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The Beatles live: Liverpool Jazz Society, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ second performance at Liverpool Jazz Society on Temple Street, Liverpool.

The Liverpool Jazz Society was based at the former Iron Door Club at 13 Temple Street. The events were promoted by Sam Leach, who promoted a number of shows in venues across the Merseyside area.

This show was billed as the Rock Around The Clock All Night Rock Ball, and took place from 7.30pm until 7.30am on the Sunday morning. Entry cost six shillings and sixpence for society members, and an extra shilling for non-members.

The event was headlined by Gerry and the Pacemakers, with support from The Beatles, The Remo Four, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes, The Big Three, Derry and the Seniors, Ray and the Del-Renas, Dale Roberts and the Jaywalkers, Johnny Rocco and the Jets, and Faron and the Tempest Tornadoes.

The Beatles played at Liverpool Jazz Society on five occasions, all within the same month. The other dates were 6, 13, 15 and 17 March 1961. They had also played at the Iron Door Club as The Silver Beetles on 15 May 1960.

The club was renamed the Storyville Jazz Club in 1962, and The Beatles played there on 1, 8 and 15 March that year. By the end of 1962 the club reverted to being known as the Iron Door Club.

Last updated: 24 January 2024
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