The Beatles played just once at the Co-op Ballroom on the corner of Duke Street and St Sepulchre Gate in Doncaster, Yorkshire.
By this time they were regularly performing on Wednesday evenings at the Cavern Club, but changed their itinerary to fulfil this booking in Doncaster, 86 miles from Liverpool.
The venue was later renamed the Emporium Ballroom. The Beatles were booked to play there on 23 January 1963, but the engagement was cancelled and they performed at the Cavern Club instead.
The Beatles played in Doncaster on a total of five occasions. The other dates were 5 February, 20 February, 22 March and 10 December 1963.
Last updated: 20 October 2012
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- 1968: Recording, mixing: Hey Jude, Not Guilty
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- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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