This was the last of four consecutive dates of a mini tour of England, each promoted by John Smith. They were granted by Brian Epstein following the cancellation of several Mersey Beat Showcase nights earlier in 1963.
The Beatles earned £250 for each of the concerts. They performed at Croydon’s Fairfield Hall on one other occasion, 25 April 1963.
Also on this day...
- 2018: Ringo Starr live: Fabulous Fox Theatre, St Louis, Missouri
- 2018: Paul McCartney live: Grand Central Terminal, New York City
- 2018: Album release: Egypt Station by Paul McCartney
- 2010: John Lennon’s killer denied parole for sixth time
- 1967: Recording: Blue Jay Way
- 1964: Live: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
- 1963: Radio: Saturday Club
- 1962: Live: Village Hall, Irby, Wirral
- 1961: Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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