The Beatles performed twice in Preston, the Lancashire town 30 miles from Liverpool. This was their first appearance.
Both the group’s Preston shows took place at the Public Hall on Lune Street. This event was promoted by the Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club, and tickets cost six shillings.
It was headlined by Mike Berry and The Outlaws, with support from The Beatles and the Syd Munson Orchestra. The event began at 8pm and finished at 2am the following morning.
The Beatles returned to the Public Hall on 13 September 1963.
Also on this day...
- 1973: UK single release: Helen Wheels by Wings
- 1965: The Beatles collect their MBEs
- 1965: Mixing: Drive My Car, Day Tripper, In My Life, If I Needed Someone, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Nowhere Man
- 1964: Recording, mixing: I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party, Rock And Roll Music, Words Of Love, Baby’s In Black, I’m A Loser, Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!, Honey Don’t, What You’re Doing, Another Beatles Christmas Record
- 1963: Live: Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
- 1959: Live: Empire Theatre, Liverpool
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