This was The Beatles’ 16th show at Litherland Town Hall, which had been the scene of their triumphant homecoming performance on 27 December 1960, following their first trip to Hamburg.
The Litherland events were promoted by Brian Kelly, who ran Beekay Promotions in the Liverpool area. This event was a sell-out, and saw The Beatles on the same bill as Gerry and the Pacemakers, and Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The bands played for three and a half hours, and the audience paid an entrance fee of three shillings (15 pence).
This was The Beatles’ third of four Litherland performances in September 1961. They played at the venue on 20 separate occasions between December 1960 and 9 November 1961.
Also on this day...
- 2013: Paul McCartney live: iHeartRadio Music Festival, Las Vegas
- 2009: The Beatles: officially bigger than Jesus, according to Google
- 1998: UK album release: Rushes by The Fireman (Paul McCartney and Youth)
- 1967: Filming: Magical Mystery Tour
- 1964: The Beatles return to England from America
- 1962: Live: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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