The Beatles live: Hippodrome, Brighton

Thhe first of five consecutive Sunday concerts at English seaside resorts by The Beatles took place in Brighton on 12 July 1964.

On the way to the venue, George Harrison was involved in a minor road accident while driving his new E-Type Jaguar car on the New Kings Road in Fulham, London. Passing pedestrians collected bits of broken glass as souvenirs.

George Harrison with his Jaguar E-Type, July 1964

One of the support acts at the Brighton Hippodrome was the Shubdubs, whose drummer, Jimmie Nicol, had performed with The Beatles during part of their June 1964 tour after Ringo Starr was taken ill.

I had a band and Brian put us on the same bill with The Beatles and The Fourmost one night. Backstage, we talked, but the wind had changed since we last saw each other. They were pleasant.
Jimmie Nicol, 1987

Also on the bill were The Fourmost, a Liverpool band managed by Brian Epstein. The Beatles had previously played at Brighton’s Hippodrome on 2 June 1963, and returned for a final visit on 25 October 1964.

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