Tuesday, 5 November, 1963 Brian Epstein flies to the U.S. with Billy J. Kramer for a promotional visit. While there, Epstein meets with television variety show host Ed Sullivan, who wants to let the American audience see the latest crazy fad from overseas on his program. To Sullivan’s astonishment, Epstein insists that The Beatles be [...]
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Monday, 16 September, 1963 After almost nine months of continuous touring, TV and radio appearances, as well as recording sessions, the Beatles took a much needed vacation. John flew to Paris with his wife Cynthia, where they were joined by Brian Epstein. George and his brother Peter flew to the USA to visit their sister [...]
Saturday, 15 June, 1963 The Beatles play before 1,500 crammed into to the City Hall in Salisbury. Brian Epstein was so concerned about the overcrowding and the subsequent safety of The Beatles that he wanted the gig canceled and offered to refund the promoter 60% of the booking fee. The promoter refused and the show [...]
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.
Thursday, 7th March, 1963 The Beatles headline a four act NEMS promoted show at the Elizabethan Ballroom in Nottingham. Also on the bill were Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Big Three, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, all by this time managed by Brian Epstein. Two hired buses transport all of the performers, along [...]
Thursday, 24th January, 1963 Â The Beatles started the day with an appearence at the Epstein’s central Liverpool NEMS record store on Whitchapel. They signed copies of Please, Please Me and played a short acoustic set on the stairway. After the NEMS gig they drove to the Welsh town of Mold for an evening peformance in [...]
Friday, 23rd November, 1962 The Beatles travelled down to London to audition for BBC TV. The opportunity had arisen due to Beatles fan David Smith of Preston who had written to the BBC asking for the group to be featured. Assuming that Smith was the group’s manager the BBC replied offering an audition date in [...]
Sunday, 28th October, 1962 The Beatles biggest gig in their career to date. The Fab Four once more joined Little Richard on the bill, this time at Liverpool’s top venue, the famous Empire Theater. This was their first appearence at the venue other than a couple of talent show auditionsÂ in the formativeÂ Quarry Men days,Â and once [...]
Tuesday, 2nd October, 1962 With a newly signed Â five-year contract with Brian Epstein in hand, The Beatles played a lunch time gig at The Cavern.
Tuesday, 4th September, 1962 The Beatles flew from Liverpool airport to London on this morning, checking in to a small Chelsea hotel before heading to the EMI Studios on Abbey Road for a their first official recording session. The previous visit having been classed as an “audition.” The aim of this session was to try [...]