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.
Also on this day...
- 2017: McCartney and Starr reunite for new Ringo recordings
- 1979: US album release: George Harrison by George Harrison
- 1970: Mixing: Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr
- 1970: US single release: Instant Karma! by John Lennon
- 1969: Ringo Starr attends the UK premiere of Candy
- 1969: Recording: Don’t Let Me Down
- 1968: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr arrive in Rishikesh, India
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, Good Morning Good Morning
- 1965: Recording, mixing: If You’ve Got Trouble, Tell Me What You See, You’re Going To Lose That Girl, That Means A Lot, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
- 1963: Radio: Parade Of The Pops
- 1963: Recording: Misery, Baby It’s You
- 1962: Live: Floral Hall, Southport
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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.
So was I. Do you remember any other bands you saw there? Do you remember the resident band; Danny Lee and The Dominoes?