The Beatles live: Odeon Cinema, Lewisham

The Beatles’ first concert at the Odeon Cinema in Lewisham, London, was part of their tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe.

The group’s setlist for this tour contained six songs: ‘Love Me Do’, ‘Misery’, ‘A Taste Of Honey’, ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’, ‘Please Please Me’, and ‘I Saw Her Standing There’.

The Beatles returned to the venue on one other occasion, on 8 December 1963.

The building opened as the Gaumont Palace in 1932. It closed as a cinema in 1981 and was converted at various times to a bingo hall, nightclub and pool club. It was demolished in 1991 as part of a road widening scheme.

Paul McCartney returned to the Lewisham Odeon with Wings during their final tour on 3 December 1979.

Last updated: 25 January 2024
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