The Beatles live: Gaumont Cinema, Ipswich

Following a one-day break, the Roy Orbison tour resumed on this day with a concert at the Gaumont Cinema, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Roy Orbison was the billed headliner on this occasion, although audience demand meant that The Beatles were the last to perform. The other acts on the bill were Gerry and the Pacemakers, David Macbeth, Louise Cordet, Tony Marsh, Terry Young Six, Erkey Grant, and Ian Crawford.

Poster for The Beatles at the Gaumont, Ipswich, 22 May 1963

The Beatles performed seven songs: ‘Some Other Guy’, ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’, ‘Love Me Do’, ‘From Me To You’, ‘Please Please Me’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, and ‘Twist And Shout’.

It was The Beatles’ first concert at the venue. They returned there a second time on 31 October 1964, although by that time they had progress to become the headline act.

Last updated: 30 April 2024
Radio: Saturday Club, Steppin' Out
The Beatles live: Odeon Cinema, Nottingham
Also on this day...

Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.

Latest Comments

  1. MT Monday 20 July 2009
    • Martin Creasy Monday 12 October 2009
    • Billie Sunday 26 November 2017
  2. Marion was Shilling Sunday 28 July 2019

Leave a Reply