This was The Beatles’ only visit to Wigan, a town in the north of England. It was the fourth date of their 1964 British tour.
The group performed two concerts on this evening, for which they were paid £850. Their set contained 10 songs: ‘Twist And Shout’, ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Things We Said Today’, ‘I’m Happy Just To Dance With You’, ‘I Should Have Known Better’, ‘If I Fell’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’.
The support acts on the tour were The Rustiks, Sounds Incorporated, Michael Haslam, The Remo Four, Tommy Quickly and Mary Wells, and the compère was Bob Bain. The evening’s two shows began at 6.20pm and 8.35pm.
The Odeon had opened in March 1938 as the Ritz, but was renamed in 1963. It closed in April 1997 and was demolished in 2005.
Also on this day...
- 2017: Ringo Starr live at Planet Hollywood Resort, Las Vegas
- 2015: Paul McCartney live at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
- 2015: Ringo Starr live at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB, Canada
- 2014: Paul McCartney live at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
- 2008: PS I don’t love you: Ringo tells fans to stop writing
- 1968: Recording, mixing: Julia, Dear Prudence, Wild Honey Pie, Back In The USSR, Blackbird
- 1965: Recording: Drive My Car
- 1963: Beatlemania begins: Sunday Night At The London Palladium
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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