The Beatles played this Lancashire town dance promoted by the youth club of the local Baptist church on this night.
They were top of a bill which also included The Electones, The Mike Taylor Combo and The Mustangs with Ricky Day.
Earlier in the day The Beatles’ 21 January recording of Radio Luxembourg’s Friday Spectacular.
Also on this day...
- 2014: The Beatles win lifetime achievement award at the Grammys
- 1991: Television: Paul McCartney on MTV Unplugged
- 1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 16
- 1968: Pattie Harrison models for Ossie Clark
- 1968: The Beatles film their Yellow Submarine appearance
- 1967: Mixing: Penny Lane
- 1965: John and Cynthia Lennon holiday in the Swiss Alps
- 1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
- 1961: Live: Hambleton Hall, Liverpool
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