The first of four concerts by The Beatles on Jersey in the Channel Islands took place on 6 August 1963. They performed at the Springfield Ballroom on Janvrin Road in the parish of St Saviour.
The Beatles’ concerts on Jersey and Guernsey were booked by Jersey-based promoter Les De La Mare, who paid the group £1,000. The contract was drawn up between De La Mare and Brian Epstein on 30 March 1963.
Prior to the show, The Beatles spent the day go-carting and relaxing by the pool. Some fans had discovered where they were staying, but the group; were happy to chat and be photographed.
Also on this day...
- 2009: Paul McCartney live: Fenway Park, Boston
- 2008: Newly-discovered Beatles tape sells for £9,800
- 1969: Recording, mixing: Here Comes The Sun, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
- 1968: Mixing: Hey Jude
- 1967: George Harrison dines at Ravi Shankar’s house
- 1966: Brian Epstein holds a press conference
- 1966: Radio: The Lennon And McCartney Songbook
- 1965: UK album release: Help!
- 1961: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
- 1960: The Beatles ask Pete Best to join
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