The Beatles performed in Lincoln on just one occasion, as part of their 1963 Autumn Tour of the UK and Ireland. It was the 23rd date of the tour, which continued until 13 December.
Prior to the concert Ringo Starr was suffering from earache, so cut short the group’s rehearsal to have his ear syringed at the local hospital.
Throughout the tour The Beatles’ setlist throughout contained 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’.
After the concert The Beatles were driven to a hotel near Doncaster. Their chauffeur’s driving was so erratic that upon their arrival the group telephoned Brian Epstein to demand a replacement for the rest of the tour.
Also on this day...
- 2012: Paul McCartney live: Rexall Place, Edmonton, Canada
- 1974: John Lennon joins Elton John onstage at Madison Square Garden, New York
- 1969: Recording, mixing: Blue Turning Grey Over You, Stardust by Ringo Starr
- 1968: John Lennon pleads guilty to cannabis possession
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
- 1966: Recording, mixing: Strawberry Fields Forever
- 1964: John Lennon is interviewed for New Musical Express and BBC
- 1962: Live: 527 Club, Lewis’s, Liverpool
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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If the driver went from Lincoln to Doncaster he may have gone through Torksey, a village with a hump back bridge on the MAIN road, if you dont know its there you take off and land with a bump…
I was there, first in the queue with Bob Parker, front row seats right in the middle, still have the ticket;