This was the first of two performances by The Beatles at a “beat session” held at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church Hall on North Road in Tranmere, Birkenhead.
The Beatles headlined the show, with support from The Zeroes. Entry cost four shillings, and the event took place from 7.30-11pm.
The group returned to the venue on 10 March 1962. The church hall was later demolished, with housing built on the site.
Also on this day...
- 2013: Paul McCartney wins Grammy Award for Kisses On The Bottom
- 2012: Paul McCartney honoured at MusiCares Person Of The Year gala
- 1972: Wings live: York University
- 1970: Recording, mixing: Dream by Ringo Starr
- 1970: Mixing: Instant Karma! by Plastic Ono Band
- 1967: Recording: A Day In The Life
- 1964: Interviews: Associated Press and CBS News
- 1961: Live: Lathom Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
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