This was The Beatles’ only live appearance in Newton-le-Willows, a small market town in Merseyside.
They played at the Town Hall on Market Street in the Earlestown area to the west of the town. The show was promoted by the T&T Vicars Sports and Social Club (Football Section), and was billed as “The Big Beat Show No 2”.
The Beatles weren’t the biggest draw in the town that night, however. Frankie Vaughan was opening the Boys Club in Grafton Street to a sell-out crowd, with many disappointed fans outside unable to get in.
Also on this day...
- 2011: Paul McCartney live at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
- 2009: Nowhere Boy screening at Studio Two, Abbey Road Studios
- 1965: Mixing: 12-Bar Original
- 1965: Radio: Pop Profile
- 1964: Ringo Starr is interviewed by Melody Maker
- 1964: Brian Epstein appears on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs
- 1963: Live: Empire Theatre, Sunderland
- 1962: Mixing: Please Please Me, Ask Me Why
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Paul McCartney and Pete Best are deported from Germany
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