Live: King George’s Hall, Blackburn

There may or may not have been four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire, but what is known is that The Beatles performed just once in the town.

The occasion was the final date of the group's UK tour with Roy Orbison. It had begun in Slough on 18 May 1963, and contained 21 dates altogether.

During the tour The Beatles' repertoire consisted of 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.

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3 responses on “Live: King George’s Hall, Blackburn

  1. Dave Laurie

    I have a 16 page “Top Stars Special” Beatles newspaper published by the Lancashire Evening Telegraph (the local paper) dated Dec. 7th. 1963.
    Shame they waited ’til 6 months after the local performance to do a “Special”. Maybe they weren’t convinced the group would make it………!


    I am having a long standing argument with a guy that say’s The Beatles closed the Blackburn Show in 1963 I was there and it was most certainly Roy Orbison can any one confirm this……………

  3. Joseph Brush

    I remember Ringo talking about the UK tours. He remarked how tough it was for the Beatles to close every show on one tour after Roy Orbison would bring the house down.
    I don’t know If they did more than one tour together. Does this help in any way?

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