The Beatles’ concert at Portsmouth’s Guildhall scheduled for 12 November 1963 had been postponed after Paul McCartney fell ill with gastric flu.
It took place instead on this date, which was to have been the start of a four-day rest period for The Beatles. This was the group’s second and final appearance at the Guildhall, following their debut there on 30 March 1963.
The Beatles performed a standard 10-song set throughout their 1963 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’.
This was the 27th date of the Autumn Tour, which ended on 13 December 1963.
Also on this day...
- 2009: Paul McCartney live: O2 World, Berlin
- 1973: US album release: Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings
- 1969: George Harrison live: Town Hall, Birmingham with Delaney & Bonnie
- 1969: Television: 24 Hours: The World Of John And Yoko – day two
- 1965: The Beatles’ final UK tour begins in Glasgow
- 1965: UK album release: Rubber Soul
- 1965: UK single release: We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper
- 1962: Television: Discs A Gogo
- 1961: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
- 1938: Julia Stanley marries Alfred Lennon
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One of the most exciting nights of my life! My friends and I got tickets four rows from the front in the middle and when the curtain openend there they were in real life! The whole place was screaming and you couldn’t hear the music but who cared, we could listen to that at home. It was like my pictures were moving and I felt this feeling of emotion that made me want to cry! They looked so GORGEOUS in their suits with the velvet collars. The set wasn’t very long – not long enough, then they were whisked away, gone…..