The Beatles live: Adelphi Cinema, Slough

The day after their triumphant appearance on the Royal Command Show, The Beatles’ Autumn Tour resumed with two shows at Slough’s Adelphi Cinema.

The Queen Mother said, ‘Where are you playing tomorrow night?’ I said, ‘Slough.’ And she said, ‘Oh, that’s just near us.’

In the morning, however, they had given an interview for the current affairs TV show This Week. It took place in a car traveling around London, with George Harrison and Ringo Star filmed first, followed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The nine-minute interview was broadcast on 7 November 1963.

The Beatles' 1963 winter tour programme

This was the second time The Beatles had performed at the Adelphi in Slough. The first was on 18 May 1963, for the first night of the group’s tour with Roy Orbison. They gave no further concerts there after this date.

The Beatles performed a standard 10-song set throughout their Autumn Tour: ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘From Me To You’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘You Really Got A Hold On Me’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Boys’, ‘Till There Was You’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ and ‘Twist And Shout’.

After this date the tour continued on 5 November. The night after these Leeds shows The Beatles gave their famous Royal Command Performance in front of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.

Last updated: 25 January 2024
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