The Beatles’ first concert at the Odeon Cinema in Lewisham, London, was part of their tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe.
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.
Also on this day...
- 2012: Paul McCartney live at Royal Albert Hall, London
- 1970: Television: Ringo Starr on Frost On Sunday
- 1967: Recording: Good Morning Good Morning, Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, With A Little Help From My Friends
- 1965: Filming: Help!
- 1962: Live: Odd Spot Club, Liverpool
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