This was The Beatles’ fifth and final performance at Liverpool Jazz Society on Temple Street, Liverpool. Earlier in the evening they had played at Mossway Hall in Croxteth.
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 St. Patrick’s Night Rock Ball, and took place from 7.30pm until 1am. The Beatles headlined the bill, with support from Gerry and the Pacemakers, Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes, Simon Cardovo and his Royal Carribean Steel Band, and Bill Bailey’s Calypso Band.
The Beatles played at Liverpool Jazz Society on five occasions, all within the same month. The other dates were 6, 11, 13 and 15 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.
Also on this day...
- 2013: Blue plaque for Lennon and Harrison unveiled at the Apple Boutique building
- 2009: Struggling Penny Lane businesses ask for help
- 2009: Ringo to release book of Beatles photographs?
- 2003: Album release: Back In The World by Paul McCartney
- 1968: Pattie Harrison celebrates her 24th birthday in India
- 1967: Recording: She’s Leaving Home
- 1965: Filming: Help!, Austria
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Embassy Cinema, Peterborough
- 1962: Live: Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Mossway Hall, Liverpool
- 1944: Pattie Boyd is born
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