Live: Ritz Ballroom, Rhyl

The Beatles performed at the Ritz Ballroom on the promenade in Rhyl, north Wales, for two consecutive nights in July 1963. They played two concerts on each day, both of which sold out well in advance. Read more »

Recording: You Really Got A Hold On Me, Money, Devil In Her Heart, Till There Was You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles began work on their second UK album With The Beatles on this day, recording four songs in just under four hours. Read more »

Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

Although they were in the middle of a season of concerts at Margate's Winter Gardens, The Beatles travelled to London to record shows six and seven of their BBC radio series Pop Go The Beatles on this day. Read more »

Live: ABC Theatre, Blackpool

The first of five concerts given by The Beatles at this venue in Blackpool, Lancashire.

The group performed a series of dates in the seaside town between July and September 1963, either at the ABC or the Queen's Theatre, compèred by Carry On actor Jack Douglas.

The ABC cinema closed in 1998 and subsequently re-opened as a nightclub in December 2002.