Live: ABC Cinema, Hull

This was The Beatles' third performance in Hull, Yorkshire, but their first at the ABC Cinema.

The Beatles' 1963 winter tour programmeThis was the 20th date of their 1963 Autumn Tour, throughout which they played a standard set of 10 songs: 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.

The Beatles returned once more to the ABC Cinema, on 16 October 1964. The venue was demolished in 2004 as part of the regeneration of Hull's Ferensway area.

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4 responses on “Live: ABC Cinema, Hull

  1. Barbara cleminson

    I queued all night for tickets to see The Beatles and wow was it worth it. The ticket box at the ABC I lathing opened early. I remember travelling home on the bus in the morning tired but elated.

    It was chaotic outside the ABC, I remember police horses and huge crowds. The show was fabulous. When I went to school the next day I could hardly speak after all that screaming!

    I think the concert was just after Kennedy was assassinated, the two events stick in my mind together

  2. Libe Hast

    I saw The Beatles looking out of a window at the ABC in Hull, my mother, younger sister and myself were on our way home from Hull Fair, meaning it had to be the 16th October 1964 concert.
    We were coming out of Paragon train station on route from the Analby Road trolley bus and had to pass by the ABC on route to the bus station. The area was absolutely full of screaming girls, I don’t think my mother knew what was going on or why they were screaming as she hurried us through the crowd. However I did get a chance to look up and see The Beatles I don’t really think I knew who they were at the time though.

    I also remember walking along Cam Grove in Hull, near to the Library bridge, with one of my sisters and her friend, during the conversation I was trying to explain to this friend who The Beatles were, it must have been very early on in their career.

  3. James( Jim) Park

    Camped out all night on the pavement for the Beatles tickets, remember the concert and the balcony moving as we all screamed and stamped up and down on it. I had a Beatle hair cut and on the night of the concert we found that the gents toilet had a small window over looking Paragon station ,every time we stuck our heads out the crowds screamed thinking we were the Lads.
    The Hull daily mail published photo’s of the crowds sleeping on the pavement for tickets but I’ve never had any success tracking them down!!

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