The Beatles live: ABC Theatre, Blackpool

25 August 1963 saw The Beatles’ sixth concert in Blackpool, Lancashire within two months. They performed a series of shows at either the ABC Theatre or the Queen’s Theatre on Sunday nights between July and September 1963.

This was The Beatles’ fourth of five shows at the seaside town’s ABC Theatre. The concerts were introduced by actor Jack Douglas.

A three-minute silent 8mm film of The Beatles’ performance was auctioned in February 2015. Believed to be the earliest known colour footage of the group, it was shot by Chas McDevitt, a skiffle singer who was also on the bill at the ABC Theatre.

The Beatles' summer 1963 itinerary

Last updated: 25 January 2024
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