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The Beatles live: King’s Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

The Beatles’ second show of the night, following their engagement at the El Rio in Macclesfield, took place at the King’s Hall, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

During the Stoke performance The Beatles played, for the only time, a cover of Walk Right In, a new hit for the US group the Rooftop Singers, which was number one in America.

Backstage at the King’s Hall John Lennon and Paul McCartney began writing ‘Misery’, which would subsequently appear on The Beatles’ debut album Please Please Me. However, they originally intended to donate the song to Helen Shapiro, whom they would meet a week later on their first UK tour.

Also on this day The Beatles’ first appearance on the BBC radio show Saturday Club was broadcast. The group had recorded the session on 22 January.

Last updated: 25 January 2024
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