The third of Brian Epstein’s Mersey Beat Showcase concerts took place at the Majestic Ballroom in Finsbury Park, London.
Two thousand fans saw The Beatles perform at the venue. The other acts on the bill were Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Big Three, and Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas – all of which were managed by Epstein.
This was the only occasion on which The Beatles performed at the Majestic Ballroom. Prior to the show they met scriptwriter Peter Clayton to discuss ideas for a feature film, although the plans never came to fruition.
Also on this day...
- 1976: John Lennon and Paul McCartney consider appearing on Saturday Night Live
- 1972: US single release: Woman Is The N—r Of The World by John Lennon
- 1970: US album release: Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr
- 1967: The Beatles watch Donovan perform in London
- 1965: Filming: Help!
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1960: Live: Fox And Hounds, Caversham
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