Thursday, 28th January, 1963 The Beatles perform at the Granada Cinema on Castle Gates in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. On the bus ride to the performance John Lennon and Paul McCartney compose the song “From Me to You.” Helen Shapiro is well enough to perform again after having missed two nights in the line-up.
Archive for February, 2008
Wednesday, 27th February, 1963, Still on the Helen Shapiro tour, The Beatles perform at the Rialto Theatre, Fishergate, York, Yorkshire. Shapiro is still too ill to perform.
Tuesday, 26th February, 1963 The Beatles play perform at the Gaumont Cinema in Taunton, Somerset as part of the Helen Shapiro tour. Shapiro is too ill to perform and Danny Williams takes her place at the top of the bill.
Monday, 23rd February, 1963 On this day “Please Please Me/Ask Me Why” (VeeJay 498) is released in the U.S. First pressings of this single have their name incorrectly spelled as with two “T”s – “The Beattles.” Meanwhile back in the UK, The Beatles perform at the Casino Ballroom in Leigh, Lancashire.
Sunday, 24th February, 1963 Continuing on the Helen Shapiro tour, The BeatlesÂ perform at Coventry Theatre, Coventry, Warwickshire.
Saturday, 23rd February, 1963 The second part of the Helen Shapiro Tour kicked off at the Granada Cinema on West Gate in the Nottinghamshie town of Mansfield. before going on stage The Beatles crowded into star Helen Shapiro’s dressing room to watch the broadcast of their perfomance on ABC’s Thank Your Lucky Stars that had [...]
Friday, 22nd February, 1963 The Beatles return for another performance at the Oasis Club in Manchester
Thursday, 21st February, 1963 The Beatles perform two shows for two separate “houses” at the Majestic Ballroom in Birkenhead.
Wednesday, 20th February, 1963 The Beatles perform two songs on the live BBC radio program “Parade of the Pops,” a lunchtime radio show. They perform “Love Me Do” and “Please Please Me.” The Beatles had driven from Liverpool during the night to London’s Playhouse Theatre for this live radio appearance, which lasted about 4 minutes [...]
Tuesday, 19th February, 1963 The Beatles perform a nighttime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool. The supporting act is Lee Curtis & the All-Stars, the group for which Pete Best is drummer. This is the last time that any of The Beatles will see Pete Best in person.