This was The Beatles’ first live show in Hull, Yorkshire, although they would perform there again three times.
The Majestic Ballroom was owned by the Top Rank organisation. The Beatles played there again on 13 February 1963.
The venue opened in November 1920 as the Holderness Hall Cinema, at a cost of £12,000. It was lavishly decorated and seated 2,000 people, later reduced to 1,850.
It was renamed the Gaumont Cinema in 1950, closed in 1959 and reopened soon after as the Majestic Ballroom. This lasted until 1965, when it was converted to a bingo hall. The building was demolished in 2004.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 1969: Mixing: Live Peace In Toronto 1969 by Plastic Ono Band
- 1969: US album release: Wedding Album by John & Yoko
- 1968: Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman holiday in New York
- 1967: Recording: The Fool On The Hill, Hello, Goodbye
- 1965: Recording: We Can Work It Out
- 1964: Live: Caird Hall, Dundee
- 1963: Television: Thank Your Lucky Stars
- 1961: Live: Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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