This was The Beatles’ third performance at the Kingsway Club, situated on the Promenade in Southport, Lancashire.
The Beatles played at the Kingsway Club on eight occasions, all in 1962. The other dates were: 22 and 29 January; 26 February; 5, 12 and 19 March; and 23 July.
Built in 1931, the Kingsway was a popular venue for live acts from the 1960s through to the 1990s, but closed in 2004. It reopened briefly in 2006 but closed for good the following year. On 6 September 2010 the derelict building was destroyed by fire, and two days later the remains of the building were demolished.
Last updated: 22 October 2018
Also on this day...
- 1996: Press release for Real Love
- 1970: Recording: Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing by Ringo Starr
- 1969: Mixing: I’ve Got A Feeling, Don’t Let Me Down, Get Back, One After 909, Dig A Pony
- 1968: Ringo Starr rehearses for Cilla Black’s television show
- 1967: Filming: Penny Lane
- 1964: Press conference: London airport
- 1963: Live: Gaumont Cinema, Doncaster
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Blair Hall, Liverpool
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Andy Babiuk in his amazing “Beatles Gear. The Ultimate Edition ”(p. 97) states that it was then that Ringo replaced Best because he was sick and could not play. Interestingly, Andy Babiuk also states here that a similar case took place earlier, in December at Litherland Town Hall, but in this case indicating this month is rather a mistake.