The Beatles made an appearance on the live ABC Television show Blackpool Night Out, the summer edition of Big Night Out. It was broadcast throughout the ITV network from 8.25-9.25pm.
The show was hosted by brothers Mike and Bernie Winters, and took place at Blackpool’s ABC Theatre. Also appearing were Chita Rivera, Frank Berry, Jimmy Edwards and Lionel Blair.
The Beatles also took part in comedy sketches for the show, for which they dressed up as characters including refuse collectors and medical surgeons.
The footage from the show is believed to have been lost, but an audio recording still exists.
Also on this day...
- 2014: Ringo Starr live at Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California
- 2013: Paul McCartney live at Safeco Field, Seattle
- 1968: Recording: Sexy Sadie
- 1967: Lennon and McCartney sing on The Rolling Stones’ We Love You
- 1967: The Beatles discuss purchasing a Greek island
- 1965: US single release: Help!
- 1963: Live: Ritz Ballroom, Rhyl
- 1962: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.