BEATLES GIGS 1963
                      JULY - DEC
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7th July, the 1st of 5 appearances at ABC Theatre, Blackpool, pictured then circa 1900 & now, it closed as a theatre in 1998 
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8th - 13th July Winter Gardens, Margate - sad memories of the exhaust dropping off my Peugeot !
19th & 20th July they appeared at Ritz Ballroom, Rhyl.
22nd - 27th Odeon, Weston-super-Mare
 5th Aug Urmston Show, near Manchester, in a marque. *
 4th Aug Queens Theatre, Blackpool the 1st of 2 gigs here, now C& A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                 

8th Aug The Auditorium, St Peter Port, Guernsey  *
6th,7th,9th & 10th Aug The Springfield Ballroom, St Helier, Jersey * (looking forward to visiting the Channel Islands - never been)
12th - 17th Aug Odeon, Llandudno
 *Courtesy of ww.flickr.com
Princess Theatre, Torquay 18th Aug
19th - 24th Aug Gaumont, Bournemouth
6th Sept Odeon, Luton
To Scotland, 5th Oct Concert Hall, Glasgow which has now been demolished without trace. Both photos above kindly sent to me from John Tennant - thanx John  *
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6th October the Carlton Theatre, Kirkaldy destroyed by fire in 1972
7th Oct Caird Hall, Dundee
11th Oct Trentham Gardens, nr Stoke
Not a gig, but their 1st appearance at the London Palladium, 13th Oct, on Val Parnell's Night, compered by Bruce Forsythe & supported by Brook Benton and Des O'Connor.   
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1st Nov Odeon, Cheltenham
4th Nov, the Royal Command Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. In front of the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret & Lord Snowden, they performed From me to you, She luvs you, Til there was you & Twist & Shout, before which Lennon came out with his 'Rattle your jewelry' remark. Other acts were Steptoe & Son, Marlene Dietrich, Charlie Drake, Flanders & Swann, Buddy Greco, Dickie Henderson, Joe Loss, Susan Maughan, Nadia Nerina, Los Paraguyas, Harry Secombe, Tommy Steele, Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Pinky & Perky and others.
7th Nov, just 1 gig at Adelphi Cinema, Dublin, closed in 1995, the front remain, as part of a Department store. Took the right photo when we visited Dublin on my 49th birthday.
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8th Nov Ritz Cinema, Belfast , then and now, as Jurys Inn *
11th Nov ABC, Plymouth, now & then
16th Nov Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, GONE NOW.
20th Nov ABC, Manchester ,now, I am told, is the Apollo, courtesy of Mr. George Nixon
22nd Nov Globe Theatre. Stockton-on-Tees
24th Nov ABC. Hull, GONE NOW.
28th Nov ABC Cinema, Lincoln, courtesy of flickr.com
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2nd Dec Grosvenor House Hotel Ballroom - Eppy's favourite London hotel
11th Dec Futurist Theatre, Scarborough - still going strong.
24th - 31st Dec & 1st - 11th Jan 1964 Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, the  Beatles Christmas Show.
Wimbledon Palais 14th Dec, a gig for the southern branch of the fan club, now Furnitureland.
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BEATLES MAIN
29th ABC Huddersfield.

                                                                                                                        

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    

 

 

                                                                       

 

26th October Kungliga Tennis Hall, Stockholm *

 

 

 

 

                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25th October Nya Aulan school, Sundsta, Karlstad*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27th October Goteborg Cirkus *
28th October Borashallen *

 

 

 

 

 

29th October Eskilstuna Sports Hall *