This was The Beatles’ first performance at the Floral Hall on the Promenade in Southport, Lancashire.
It was perhaps the group’s biggest show since Brian Epstein became their manager. The hall was a theatre with tiered seats and gold lamé curtains.
The event was billed as a “Rock ‘n’ Trad Spectacular”. In addition to The Beatles, the bill included Gerry and the Pacemakers, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, and the Chris Hamilton Jazzmen.
The Floral Hall was built in the 1930s and became part of the Southport Theatre when the latter was added in 1973. It is still in use today.
Also on this day...
- 2017: McCartney and Starr reunite for new Ringo recordings
- 1979: US album release: George Harrison by George Harrison
- 1970: Mixing: Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr
- 1970: US single release: Instant Karma! by John Lennon
- 1969: Recording: Don’t Let Me Down
- 1968: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr arrive in Rishikesh, India
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, Good Morning Good Morning
- 1965: Recording, mixing: If You’ve Got Trouble, Tell Me What You See, You’re Going To Lose That Girl, That Means A Lot, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
- 1963: Live: St James Swimming Baths, Doncaster
- 1963: Radio: Parade Of The Pops
- 1963: Recording: Misery, Baby It’s You
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