Saturday, 30th June, 1962 The Beatles headlined the Heswell Jazz Club promotion at the Barnston Women’s Institute, on Barnston Road in the town of Heswell on the Wirral Peninsula across the River Mersey from Liverpool. According to the event’s poster this was promoted as “An All Star Event,” even though the live acts consisted of [...]
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Sometime in the next few months I plan to buy my self a motorcycle, and have been looking around for a suitable ride. This must be the ideal ride for any Beatles nut….Â The Honda motorcycle is owned and riden by retired Kentucky teacher, Dean Herron, a life long Beatles fan and collector. You can [...]
Friday, 29th June, 1962 The Beatles played a lunch time gig at The Cavern, before heading over the River Mersey to New Brighton to headline another Sam Leach promotion at the Tower Ballroom. This one was titled “Operation Big Beat III,” and featured 10 local groups, headed by The Beatles, performing a “cavalcade of rock [...]
The much rumored and anticipated Paul McCartney “secret gig” in LA became a reality on Wednesday night when he played at the Amoeba Records store in Hollywood as part of the continuing promotional activity for Memory Almost Full According to the report on Paul’s official website nearly 900 people packed the LA shop, before fire [...]
According to this report on the NME website, Paul McCartney is due to play as part of the UK’s iTunes Festival on July 5th. The Festival will be held in London at the Institute Of Contemporary Arts on July 5. Entry is free of charge for competition-winners and all performances will be recorded for sale [...]
Thursday, 29th June, 1962 The Beatles played the first of what would turn out to be 17 engagements at the Majestic Ballroom, on Conway Street in Birkenhead, Cheshire. This would be their first booking at a venue owned and operated by the Top Rank organization, Britain’s top entertainment company of the time.
The icSouthport website has an intersting article on-line that discusses just how much the Beatles related tourist trade is worth to its neighboring city of Liverpool. The answer, “around Â£200m” a year. I found the article fascinating as during my time at collegeÂ in Liverpool in the early 1980s, the legacy of The Beatles was studiously [...]
Wednesday, 27th June, 1962 The Beatles once again pulled double duty at The Cavern, with both lunch time and night time shows.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the original Cavern Club, EMI will be releasing a three CD set featuring songs from a selection of acts that have appeared at the famous venue during its storied history. Topping the bill, of course, is the group that called The Cavern home for many years, [...]
Monday, 25th June, 1962 The Beatles start off the day with a lunch time performance at The Cavern in Liverpool city center. After the show they travel to the nearby town of St. Helens for an evening gig at the Plaza Ballroom, for which they receive a fee of 25 Pounds.