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Live: ABC Theatre, Blackpool

The Beatles' Sunday nights from July to September 1963 were commonly spent performing in Blackpool, Lancashire. On 1 September they had a rare break, but returned on this day with a show at the ABC Theatre. Read more »

Live: Odeon Cinema, Southport

Another week in August 1963, and another six-night residency at a British seaside town. on this day. This, The Beatles' last of the summer, took place at the Odeon Cinema in Southport, Lancashire. Read more »

Live: ABC Theatre, Blackpool

This was The Beatles' sixth concert in Blackpool, Lancashire within two months. They performed a series of shows at either the ABC Theatre or the Queen's Theatre on Sunday nights between July and September 1963.

This was The Beatles' fourth of five shows at the seaside town's ABC Theatre. The concerts were introduced by actor Jack Douglas.

A three-minute silent 8mm film of The Beatles' performance was auctioned in February 2015. Believed to be the earliest known colour footage of the group, it was shot by Chas McDevitt, a skiffle singer who was also on the bill at the ABC Theatre.

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.