John Lennon and Brian Epstein holiday in Barcelona, Spain

On this day Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr went on holiday to Santa Cruz, Tenerife, for a 12-day holiday.

At the same time John Lennon accepted an offer from Brian Epstein to accompany him to Barcelona, for a trip also lasting 12 days. Read more »

Live: Memorial Hall, Northwich

This was the fourth of The Beatles' six concert appearances at this venue in Northwich, Cheshire. The support acts were Denny Curtis and the Renegades, and The Cruisers with Karl Terry. Read more »

Live: Pigalle Club, London

The Beatles performed at this London night club and restaurant on just this one occasion, following their first appearance at the New Musical Express Poll-Winners' All-Star Concert in Wembley. Read more »

Live: NME Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert

The Beatles were second on the bill for the New Musical Express 1962-63 Annual Poll-Winners' All-Star Concert, held at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London. Topping the 14-act bill were Cliff Richard and The Shadows. Read more »

Live: Mersey View Pleasure Grounds, Frodsham

This was The Beatles' only concert appearance in Frodsham, a market town in the county of Cheshire. They played at the ballroom at the Mersey View Pleasure Grounds, a popular destination for touring bands in the 1960s.

Television: The 625 Show – The Beatles’ first national TV appearance

Although they had by this time made 11 appearances on regional and independent television programmes in Britain, this was The Beatles' debut on the BBC, giving them a nationwide audience for the first time. Read more »