Thursday, 23rd August, 1962
John Lennon spent the morning getting married to his long time, and newly pregnant, girlfriend Cynthia Powell. The ceremony took place at the Mount Pleasant Register Office in central Liverpool with Paul McCartney as the best man. The wedding “reception” is lunch at the nearby crowded Reeces Cafe, where the couple are toasted with glasses of water. Brian Epstein paid for the meal.
John spends his wedding evening playing with The Beatles at the Riverpark Ballroom in Chester.
Mersey Beat officially announces the change of Beatles drummer, leading to some Pete Best fans starting petitions protesting his replacement by Ringo.