The Beatles live: Queen’s Hall, Widnes

This was the first of three Monday night performances at Queen’s Hall in Widnes, Lancashire. It was the first time The Beatles had performed in the town.

The Monday shows were all promoted by Brian Epstein’s company NEMS Enterprises. The Beatles headlined each one, but the support acts varied. On this occasion Rory Storm and the Hurricanes were also on the bill.

The Hurricanes had completed a residency at Butlin’s holiday camp on 1 September. They were bitter that their drummer, Ringo Starr, had defected to The Beatles, but any animosity between the two groups didn’t last.

The Beatles played in Widnes a total of five times, each one at Queen’s Hall. The other dates were 10 and 17 September 1962, 22 October 1962, and 18 February 1963.

Last updated: 25 January 2024
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