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The Beatles live: Mersey Beat Showcase, London

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.

Last updated: 25 January 2024
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