Live: St James Swimming Baths, Doncaster

The was The Beatles' only live show at this Victorian era venue, normally used as a Turkish baths and swimming pool, although they performed in Doncaster, Yorkshire, on four other occasions.

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5 responses on “Live: St James Swimming Baths, Doncaster

  1. John Keith

    I was there! I’d not heard of them until I turned up at this local hop to be told entry was 5/- (not the normal 2/6) because “It is the Beatles”.
    Fortunately I had 5/- on me.
    They were completely off the wall in terms of dress and haircuts. I remember they were musically very tight as a band (result of Hamburg I guess) and most of their material was from the US rythm and blues guys.
    Within weeks they became national stars and chart toppers and the rest is history. BUT I WAS THERE.

    1. H S

      Best nights ever, anywhere- Dave Berry and the Cruisers. Others too many to recount but S. L. Sutch and the Savages, Nero and the Gladiators, Jonny Kidd and the Pirates, Gene Vincent, Mike Berry and the Outlaws among favourites. Some posers with Stones in the name turned up- wasn’t impressed. Regulars Lee Walker and the Travellers.

  2. Barbara Askew

    I remember Lee Walker and The Travellers playing at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Saturday nights in the early 60s – before I went to college in London in 1962. They were really good. I had a massive crush on Pete Jackson and was his Saturday night girl for a few months !!!

  3. John Tucker.

    During ’59, ’60, ’61, I played guitar with Lee Walker and the Traveller’s every Wednesday and Saturday night at Doncaster Bath’s. The other member’s were, Roy Walker, lead singer. Pete Thornton, drum’s. Albert Yates, guitar. Pete Jackson, bass. We also did Scunthorpe Bath’s every Thursday night. Robin Eldridge promoted both of these venue’s and managed our band. I still see Al Yates occasionally but not many of us left now. Happy day’s, John Tucker.

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