The Beatles live: City Hall, Salisbury

The Beatles’ only concert in Salisbury, Wiltshire, was booked in April 1963 by Brian Epstein. It took place on 15 June.

It was promoted by Jaybee Clubs, for whom The Beatles had performed in Stroud on 31 March 1962. Epstein had agreed a fee of £300 for this show at Salisbury’s City Hall, but afterwards attempted to cancel the booking to enable The Beatles to appear on television instead.

Epstein offered Jaybee’s Bill Reid £200 to cancel the booking, but Reid turned it down. The Beatles arrived by helicopter, having made the television appearance earlier in the evening, and a total of 1,693 people watched them perform at City Hall.

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Last updated: 25 January 2024
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