Sunday, 28 April, 1963 After nearly five months of non stop touring, TV and radio appearances, The Beatles take a well-earned vacation. Paul, George, and Ringo all leave for a 12-day holiday in Santa Cruz, Tenerife. While John flies to Spain with manager Brian Epstein.
Archive for April, 2008
Saturday, 27 April, 1963 The Beatles perform at the Victory Memorial Hall in Northwich.
Friday, 26 April, 1963 The Beatles perform a gig at the Music Hall in Shrewsbury.
Thursday, 25 April, 1963 The Beatles perform at the Fairfield Hall Ballroom, in Croydon, Surrey. This is yet another “Mersey Beat Showcase,” and it had been arranged prior to The Beatles’ having their first No.1 single and before Gerry & the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, and The Big Three had become known [...]
Wednesday, 24 April, 1963 The Beatles play at appear at the Majestic Ballroom, in Finsbury Park, London as part of a “Mersey Beat Showcase.”
Tuesday, 23 April, 1963 The Beatles play a gig at the Floral Ballroom, in Southport, the seaside town just north of Liverpool.
In 1969, 14-year-old Jerry Levitan managed to snag a brief interview with John Lennon in his hotel room in Toronto. Using his reel-to-reel tape recorder, Levitan asked Lennon a series of questions about peace, popularity, and messages in music. In 2007, Levitan collaborated with director Josh Raskin, illustrator James Braithwaite, and animator Alex Kurina to [...]
Sunday, 21 April, 1963 The Beatles are invited to perform at the New Musical Express (NME) “1962-63 Annual Poll Winners’ All-Star Concert,” held in the afternoon at the Empire Pool, in Wembley. Even though The Beatles had not actually won in the polls, they were picked to appear because of their two recent No.1 singles. [...]
Saturday, 20 April, 1963 The Beatles perform at the Ballroom of the Mersey View Pleasure Grounds, Overton Hills, Frodsham, Cheshire. Their only appearance at this venue which was a regular for other Merseyside groups.
Friday, 19 April, 1963 The Beatles perform at King’s Hall in Stoke-on-Trent, for the second of Brian Epstein’s “Mersey Beat Showcase” events.