This was The Beatles’ sixth performance at the Kingsway Club, situated on the Promenade in Southport, Lancashire. The event was unadvertised, as was the group’s engagement at the venue on the following Monday.
The Beatles played at the Kingsway Club on eight occasions, all in 1962. The other dates were: 22 and 29 January; 5 and 26 February; 5 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: 2 October 2012
Also on this day...
- 1971: UK single release: Power To The People by John Lennon
- 1970: George and Pattie Harrison move into Friar Park
- 1969: George and Pattie Harrison’s home is raided by the Drugs Squad
- 1969: Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman
- 1969: Mixing: The Long And Winding Road, Let It Be
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Granada Cinema, Bedford
- 1961: Live: Cassanova Club, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
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