The first of five concerts given by The Beatles at the ABC Theatre in Blackpool, Lancashire, took place on 7 July 1963.
The group performed a series of dates in the seaside town between July and September 1963, either at the ABC or the Queen’s Theatre, compèred by Carry On actor Jack Douglas.
The ABC cinema closed in 1998 and re-opened as a nightclub in December 2002.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Paul McCartney live: Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
- 2014: Paul McCartney live: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- 2013: Paul McCartney live: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada
- 2010: Paul McCartney joins Ringo Starr onstage at Radio City Music Hall, New York
- 2010: Ringo Starr celebrates 70th birthday with peace and love
- 1969: Recording: Here Comes The Sun
- 1969: US single release: Give Peace A Chance by Plastic Ono Band
- 1967: UK single release: All You Need Is Love
- 1966: The Beatles go sightseeing in India
- 1964: Television: Top Of The Pops, Scene At 6.30
- 1962: Live: Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight
- 1960: Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral
- 1940: Ringo Starr is born
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