Concert Tickets
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Alexandra Hall Liverpool 19th January 1961                          
The earliest ticket scan that I have is from a show put on by promoter Brian Kelly aka Beekay Entertainment at Alexandra Hall in Crosby Liverpool    
Aintree Institute Liverpool 27th January 1961                          
A flyer for the show where the Beatles and the Searchers played on this night, the show was again promoted by Brian Kelly aka Beekay Entertainments.    
Litherland Town Hall Liverpool 16th February 1961                          
The sixth time that they would appear at this popular local venue. Again the show was promied by Brian Kelly aha Beekay Entertainments.    
Liverpool Jazz Society 11th March 1961                          
A non stop all nighter performance at the Jazz Society put on by Sam Leach Entertainments which included the Beatles and eleven other acts from 8pm to 8am.    
Liverpool Jazz Society 13th March 1961                          
The Beatles aren't mentioned on this ticket but they performed on this night.    
Aintree Institute Liverpool 12th August 1961                          
The earliest ad that I have is for the first of seven consecutive Saturday night shows at the Aintree Institute    
Knotty Ash Liverpool 15th September 1961                          
The earliest ticket scan I have is for a night that was promoted by Pete Best's mum Mona at the Village Hall in the Knotty Ash area of Liverpool The Beatles also appeared at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey on the same evening.    
Liverpool Albany Cinema Maghull 15th October 1961                          
The Beatles closed on this Sunday afternoon charity fundraiser that was for the local St John's Ambulance charity. Only a program scan but even that is pretty rare.    
Litherland Town Hall Liverpool 31st October 1961                          
Merseyside Civil service Club 7th November 1961                          
Heralded as "The Fabulous Beatles", the group makes their first of four appearances at Liverpool's Merseyside Civil Service Club. This was one of three gigs for the Beatles on this date as they had already played a Cavern lunchtime session, and would return there for a late night session after this gig. Little did they know that an introduction to local record shop owner, Brian Epstein, two days later at the Cavern would eventually lead them to unparalled, worldwide fame within two years.    
New Brighton Tower Ballroom 10th Nov 1961                          
The first of five 'Operation Big Beat' nights by promoter Sam Leach. As well as the Beatles the other performers were, Rory Storm & The Hurricanes, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Remo Four and Kingsize Taylor & The Dominoes. Not content with doing one gig the Beatles went on to do a gig in Knotty Ash a suburb of Liverpool the same evening.    
New Brighton Tower 24th November 1961                          
"More Rocking To Merseyside's Top Six Groups" was promised to those who would attend the second installment of promoter Sam Leach's "Operation Big Beat" concert series. After A Casbah Coffee Club appearance, the group arrived for their 11pm set, and were joined onstage for two numbers by American soul singer, Davy Jones. The other artists appearing were Rory Storm & The Hurricanes, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Remo Four, Faron & The Flamingoes and Earl Preston And The Tempest Tornados.    
New Brighton Tower Ballroom 1st Dec 1961                          
The third edition of Sam Leach's 'Operation Big Beat' was attended by over 2,000 fans and featured six acts including of course the Beatles    
New Brighton Tower 8th December 1961                          
No ticket scan as yet but a nice flyer advertising the show where The Beatles were supporting the South African born artist Davy Jones in a concert named ‘The Davy Jones Show’. Also on the bill that night was Ringo Starr appearing with Rory Storm & The Hurricanes    
New Brighton Tower 15th December 1961                          
The final Sam Leach promoted Tower Ballroom gig of 1961 fea-tured a reunion of "Cass & The Casanovas" who had shared the bill with the Beatles on many occasions    
Southport Kingsway Club 29th January 1962                          
Sadly no ticket scan but an ad for the second appearance for the Beatles at the Kingsway where they played in an upstairs ballroom.    
Manchester Oasis Club 2nd Feb 1962                          
The Oasis Club was at 45-47 Lloyd Street and was the premier music venue in the early sixties in Manchester. The new Epstein influenced look of the Beatles all suited and booted for this first professional engagement outside of Liverpool encouraged the club to book the Beatles again. No ticket scan as yet but a nice ad from the local paper    
Liverpool St Paul''s Church 10th February 1962                          
Liverpool St Paul''s Church 10th March 1962                          
The Beatles were touted as "Polydor Recording Artists" on this return visit to the St. Paul's Presbyterian Church Youth Club.    
Liverpool Knotty Ash 17th March 1962                          
A poster for the 'St Patrick's Night Rock Gala' promoted by Sam Leach.    
Stroud Subscription Rooms 31st March 1962                          
No ticket scan as yet but a nice scan of the poster.    
Liverpool Cavern Club 5th April 1962                          
This night was organised by the flourishing Beatles Fan Club at their regular venue of the Cavern Club. It was promoted as 'The Beatles For Their Fans' or An Evening With George, John, Paul & Pete'.    
New Brighton Tower Ballroom 6th April 1962                          
The Beatles shared the bill on this evening with Emile Ford & The Checkmates and also on the bill was Rory Storm & The Hurricanes, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Howie Casey & The Seniors and The Big Three. It was the Beatles farewell appearance before their trip to Hamburg which lasted through the rest of April and all May.    
Liverpool Cavern Club 9th June 1962                          
An ad from the local paper advertising the Beatles first appearance after their return from the April to May Hamburg tour. The Beatles would then spend the next 12 days appearing under exclusive contract to the Cavern Club.    
New Brighton Tower 21st June 1962                          
Brian Epstein liked to book a headline act to showcase the Beatles and on this occasion it was Bruce Channel of 'Hey Baby' fame. No ticket scan as yet but a nice ad for the show.    
St Helens Plaza Ballroom 25th June 1962                          
No ticket scan as yet but a nice flyer advertising the show.    
Birkenhead Majestic Ballroom 28th June 1962                          
No ticket scan yet but an ad from the local paper advertising the first time the Beatles appeared at the Majestic and they would go on to appear here 17 times in total.    
Heswall Jazz Club 30th June 1962                          
The Beatles were the headline act this evening with The Big Three as support act.    
Southport Kingsway Club 23rd July 1962                          
Southport Cambridge Hall 26th July 1962                          
The first of two successive nights with Joe Brown the second night being at the Tower Ballroom New Brighton. Joe Brown's "A Picture of You" was riding high on the UK charts at the time. The song became a Beatles performance favorite with George on lead vocal. Oddly enough, Brian Epstein was assisted by original Beatle's manager, Allan Williams, both nights. Upon admission, the upper right corner was torn and the ticket returned to the patron.    
New Brighton Tower Ballroom 27th July 1962                          
Bootle Blue Penguin Club 30th July 1962                          
A flyer for the evening show in Bootle advertised as 'Parlophone & EMI recording stars'    
New Brighton Tower Ballroom 17th August 1962                          
Due to Pete Best's sacking by Brian Epstein his place at this gig was taken by Johnny Hutchinson of The Big Three and Ringo Starr would join the Beatles the next day.    
Port Sunlight Hulme Hall 18th August 1962                          
An historic night as this was Ringo's first official gig as a Beatle after the sacking of Pete Best.    
Liverpool MV Iris 24th August 1962                          
This gig is not shown in Mark Lewisohn's book but the ticket clearlty mentions the Beatles on this Liverpool 'Riverboat Shuffle' boat trip on the MV Iris.    
Chester Riverpark Ballroom 30th August 1962                          
A poster advertising the evening gig in Chester    
Widnes Queens Hall 3rd September 1962                          
The first of three consecutive Monday nights at the Queens Hall venue.    
Irby Village Hall 7th September 1962                          
Widnes Queens Hall 10th September 1962                          
No ticket scan yet but a nice ad for the show from the local paper.    
New Brighton Tower Ballroom 14th September 1962                          
Another Sam Leach promotion this time Operation Big Beat No 5 with The Beatles topping the six act bill which included Rory Storm & The Hurricanes, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer (with the Coasters), The 4 Jays and The Merseybeats.Tickets were 5 shillings each.    
New Brighton Tower Ballroom 21st Sept 1962                          
With Ringo in tow as the Beatle's new drummer of five weeks, the group was part of a special birth-day gig for the leader of Ringo's former band, Rory Storm    
Heswall Jazz 25th September 1962                          
Liverpool River Cruise 28th September 1962                          
This was the group's third appearance of the summer aboard the "Royal Iris", one of the later to be famous ferries "across the mersey". Scalloped edged. Ex. 4 1/2" x 3 1/2".    
Manchester Oasis Club 29th September 1962                          
The second appearance at The Oasis for the Beatles this time with Ringo at the drums. No ticket scan as yet but a copy of an ad for the gig.    
New Brighton Tower Ballroom 12th October 1962                          
The Beatles are one of 11 acts supporting Little Richard at the Tower. Other acts included Billy J Kramer, Sounds Incorporated, The Big Three, The Dakotas, Rory Storm & The Hurricanes, The Undertakers, The Four Jays and The Merseybeats.    
Liverpool Empire 28th October 1962                          
The first appearance by The Beatles at the Empire was as one of eight acts to back up headliner Little Richard. Two shows were held this night at 5.40pm and 8pm.    
Preston Public Hall 26th October 1962                          
The first visit of the Beatles to Preston saw them share the bill with Mike Berry, The Outlaws and The Syd Munson Orchestra!    
Smethwick Baths Ballroom 19th November 1962                          
No ticket scan as yet but a nice ad from the local paper for the show    
New Brighton Tower 23rd November 1962                          
No ticket scan yet but an ad and poster for the show    
Prestatyn 24th November 1962                          
No ticket scan yet but a nice ad for the show.    
Liverpool Lewis's Dance 28th November 1962                          
On the evening of 28th November 1962 the Beatles played an evening session in the Cavern and then rounded the night off by playing the staff dance at Lewis's Department Store. The dance was held on the 6th floor of the famous Lewis's building on Lime Street with the venue being renamed the "527" Club for the night. As well as a session by the Beatles, music was provided by the Dee Valley Jazz Band and Pam. A very rare ticket indeed.    
Peterborough Embassy 2nd December 1962                          
Only a program scan i'm afraid at the moment for the only time the Beatles shared the same bill as Frank Ifield and they bombed.    
Runcorn 11th December 1962                          
The Beatles are billed as 'The north's No1 rock combo'for this gig at the La Scala Ballroom Runcorn.    
Bedford Corn Exchange 13th December 1962                          
The Beatles stood in for Joe Brown who had to withdraw from the gig.    
Shrewsbury Music Hall 14th December 1962                          
A nice scan of the poster from the show    
Birkenhead Majestic 15th December 1962                          
A historic event as the first-ever "Mersey Beat Poll Awards" and charity dinner was held with the Beatles receiving a trophy from editor, Bill Harry, prior to their taking the stage at 4am to close the event with a live performance. The recently ousted Pete Best, now a member of the runner-up band, Lee Curtis and the All-Stars, crossed the Beatle's paths as his band descended the stage giving way to the Beatles.    
Elgin Scotland 3rd January 1963                          
The start of a delayed 5 date tour of Scotland finally got underway in Elgin after the first tour date was cancelled the previous day due to bad weather. An ad from the local paper is all I have.    
Bridge Of Allan Scotland 5th January 1963                          
The fourth night of the short Scottish tour.    
Aberdeen Beach Ballroom 6th January 1963                          
No ticket scan yet but an ad for what was the the last night of the very short 5 date Scotland tour.    
Liverpool Grafton Ballroom 10th January 1963                          
The Beatles appeared at this home town venue for the first time in over a month and headlined a 5 act bill.    
Darwen 25th January 1963                          
A dance promoted by the local baptist youth club held at the Cooperative Hall Darwen.    
Stoke Kings Hall 26th January 1963                          
Birkenhead Majestic 31st January 1963                          
This is an oversized stub from the early show at the Majestic Ballroom, a Liverpool area venue. Immense demand for tickets necessitated this very unusual double session for a dance hall    
Tamworth Assembly Rooms 1st February 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet but a nice ad from the local paper. The Beatles performed two gigs this night the first gig at Tamworth with Gerry Levene & The Avengers and The Rebels and the second gig being at Maney Hall in Sutton Coldfield 8 miles away.    
Bradford Gaumont 2nd February 1963                          
The opening night of the Beatles first ever nationwide tour with Helen Shapiro as the headline act.    
Doncaster Gaumont 5th February 1963                          
The resumption of the Helen Shapiro tour after a short two night stint at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.    
Bedford Granada 6th February 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet just a nice scan of the flyer    
Carlisle ABC 8th February 1963                          
No ticket scan yet but a nice scan of the flyer.    
Sunderland Empire 9th February 1963                          
Sadly no ticket scan yet but a scan of an ad for the show from the local paper    
Liverpool Locarno 14th February 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet just a nice scan of the flyer    
Oxford 16th February 1963                          
Teddington TV Studios 17th February 1963                          
This was the Beatles 2nd appearance on the UK ABC TV show 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' and they taped and mimed to a performance of Please Please Me.    
Widnes Queens Hall 18th February 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet just a nice scan of the flyer    
Birkenhead Majestic 21st February 1963                          
A 10 day break in the Shapiro tour afforded the Beatles a chance to play a few local gigs. Appearing at one of their favorite larger venues, the Majestic Ballroom, they are billed as "Britains No.1 Vocal/Instrumental Group".    
Manchester Oasis 22nd February 1963                          
A February 22 appearance at Manchester's Oasis Club was the last gig before resumption of the Shapiro tour the next evening    
Mansfield Granada 23rd February 1963                          
The opening night of the second part of the Helen Shapiro tour.    
Coventry Theatre 24th February 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet just a nice scan of the flyer    
Leigh Casino Ballroom 25th February 1963                          
Squeezed in between the Shapiro dates was a NEMS 'Showdance' booking. No ticket just a flyer from at the moment.    
Taunton Gaumont 26th February 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet but a nice ad for the show from the local newspaper.    
York Rialto 27th February 1963                          
Although Helen Shapiro was headline act she was too ill to appear at this gig and the previous night in Tauntaon, Danny Williams took the headline spot and Billie Davis (who?) was drafted in to pad out the line up as she was currently charting with Tell Him.    
Shrewsbury Granada 28th February 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet but a nice scan of the flyer for the show. After being missing through illness for the last two gigs Helen Shapiro returned to being the headline act.    
Southport Odeon 1st March 1963                          
Sheffield City Hall 2nd March 1963                          
Stoke Gaumont 3rd March 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet but a nice scan of the poster    
Nottingham 7th March 1963                          
The first "Mersey Beat Showcase" featured all Epstein NEMS managed groups. The Pacemakers, Dakotas, and Big Three rounded out the billing. Hosted by the Cavern's Bob Wooler, two buses took the bands and eighty local fans to the Nottingham venue    
Harrogate Royal Hall 8th March 1963                          
London East Ham Granada 9th March 1963                          
The Beatles commence there next tour as support for Tommy Roe and Chris Montez and don't even warrant a mention on the ticket! How things would change in a matter of months.    
Birmingham Hippodrome 10th March                          
No ticket scan as yet just a nice scan of the flyer    
Bedford Granada 12th March 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet just a nice scan of the flyer    
York Rialto 13th March 1963                          
No John Lennon for the two performances in York as he had lost his voice so it must have been an interesting gig! In support of American singers Tommy Roe and Chris Montez, who had both recently had chart hits with "Sheila" and "Call Me" respectively, the Beatles second nationwide UK tour began on March 9, only six days after the final Shapiro show. The Beatles added "Misery", a song written for Helen Shapiro, to their set list    
Wolverhampton Gaumont 14th March 1963                          
Still without John due to his illness the 3 amigos sodiered on and did the two houses it must have been an interesting gig!    
Bristol Colston Hall 15th March 1963                          
A fully fit John returned to the line up.    
Sheffield City Hall 16th March 1963                          
In support of American singers Tommy Roe and Chris Montez, who had both recently had chart hits with "Sheila" and "Call Me" respectively, the Beatles second nationwide UK tour began on March 9, only six days after the final Shapiro show. The Beatles added "Misery", a song written for Helen Shapiro, to their set list. The morning of this gig found the group in London for a live broadcast of the BBC's "Saturday Club".    
Peterborough Embassy 17th March 1963                          
A rare unused ticket for the Beatles performance at the Embassy theatre on Sunday 17th March    
Cambridge Regal Tuesday 19th March                          
Croydon ABC 21st March 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet just a nice scan of two flyers.    
Liverpool Empire 24th March 1963                          
Back in their home town for two shows, one at 5.40pm and one at 8pm    
Mansfield Granada 26th March 1963                          
Northampton ABC 27th March 1963                          
No ticket scan yet but a scan of the flyer.    
Lewisham Odeon 29th March 1963                          
Portsmouth Guildhall 30th March 1963                          
The next to last night of the twenty night Roe/Montez tour found the Beatles in Portsmouth. George referred to his bandmates as those "cheeky chappies" after the tour's opening show some three weeks earlier when it became very clear that the Beatles were the audience favorites    
Leicester 31st March 1963                          
Sheffield Azena Ballroom 2nd April 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet but an ad from the local paper. It was promoted by Peter Stringfellow and the date was not the 12th February as originally documented this was thought to be the date because of a poster sold at a memorabilia auction but this was proved to be fake as this ad for the show from the Sheffield Star from Tuesday 2nd April proves    
Stowe School 4th April 1963                          
The late afternoon live engagement at the all boys school in Stowe was probably one the groups most unusual yet. The concert was booked as a direct result of a young Liverpudlian boy named David Moores writing to Brian Epstein in January 1963 asking for the group to come to the school. Epstein agreed and on April 4th The Beatles played at the school for a fee of £100. The Beatles had travelled from London’s BBC studio’s for the 5.30pm concert which took place in the Roxburgh Hall in front of a polite and quiet audience of boys    
Leyton London 5th April 1963                          
This London appearance was rescheduled for April 5 after tickets had already been printed. The Beatles received silver disc awards for "Please Please Me" at an EMI reception earlier in the day where they performed for company executives    
Buxton Pavillion 6th April 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet but a nice poster for the show    
Southsea Savoy 7th April 1963                          
An ad from the local paper advertising the show    
Birkenhead Majestic 10th April 1963                          
Middleton Co-op 11th April 1963                          
Liverpool Cavern Club 12th April 1963                          
A nice ad for the Beatles Good Friday Rhythm & Blues Marathon    
Tenbury Wells Bridge Hotel 15th April 1963                          
The Riverside Dancing Club based in the ballroom at the Bridge Hotel was the venue for this gig and the Beatles were paid just £100 for their appearance which was booked months in advance but by the time the played the gig on Easter Monday Please Please Me was at number one. No ticket scan yet but a nice ad from the local paper    
London Royal Albert Hall 18th April 1963                          
Sadly no ticket scan yet but a scan of the programme from The Beatles appearance that was broadcasted live by the BBC As part of the 'Swingin Sound 63 Show'the Beatles appeared along with a host of other artists and performed Twist & Shout and From Me To You.    
Stoke Kings Hall 19th April 1963                          
Frodsham Ballroom 20th April 1963                          
The day before their Wembley gig the Beatles appeared at this one off venue in Frodsham Cheshire supported by Bill Gorman and his orchestra!!    
London Wembley Empire Pool 21st April 1963                          
Southport Floral Hall 23rd April 1963                          
Half a ticket for a performance at the Floral Hall Southport (the other half had to be handed in on admission)    
London Majestic Ballroom 24th April 1963                          
A red ticket stub from the Beatles performance at the NEMS 'Mersey Beat Showcase' at the Majestic Ballroom, Finsbury Park on 24th April 1963. It measures 4 inches x 2.75 inches    
Croydon Fairfield Hall 25th April 1963                          
This 'Merseybeat Showcase'was arranged by promoter John Smith in January and stared the Beatles along with Gerry & The Pacemakers and Billy J Kramer, it was originally planned that John Leyton would share the bill with the Beatles but he was ill and unable to appear.    
Northwich Memorial Hall 27th April 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet but a nice scan of the poster.    
Nelson Imperial Ballroom 11th May 1963                          
Chester Royalty 15th May 1963                          
Norwich Grosvenor 17th May 1963                          
The last gig before the beginning of the Roy Orbison tour, their third nationwide tour since February. The Beatles were particularly excited about supporting one of their musical heroes!    
Slough Adelphi 18th May 1963                          
The opening night of the Roy Orbison tour would start with Roy Orbison as top of the bill but this soon changed due to the growing popularity of the Beatles.    
Stoke Gaumont 19th May 1963                          
No ticket scan as yet but a nice scan of the poster.    
Southampton Gaumont 20th May 1963                          
Ipswich Gaumont 22nd May 1963                          
Nottingham Odeon 23rd May 1963                          
Walthamstowe 24th May 1963                          
The first of three London stops for the 21 city tour. Earlier in the day, the group recorded their first "Pop Goes The Beatles" programs for the BBC    
Sheffield City Hall 25th May 1963                          
Their third appearance in Sheffield in as many months    
Liverpool Empire 26th May 1963                          
Cardiff Capitol 27th May 1963                          
Worcester Gaumont 28th May 1963                          
York Rialto 29th May 1963                          
Manchester Odeon 30th May 1963                          
A significant date for the group as Derek Taylor, who eventually became the Beatles' press officer, reviewed the concert for the "Daily Express".    
Southend Odeon 31st May 1963                          
Tooting Granada 1st June 1963                          
Two shows at 6.45 & 9pm would be the only visit to Tooting.    
Brighton Hippodrome 2nd June 1963                          
Two shows at the Hippodrome at 6.15pm & 8.30pm originally Roy Orbison was to be the 'top of the bill' headline act but by the time the tour came around the Beatles had been at at number one for 4 weeks with From Me To You. The other acts on the bill were Gerry & The Pacemakers, Louise Cordet, David Macbeth, Tony Marsh, Ian Crawford, Erkey Grant and The Terry Young Six.    
Woolwich Granada 3rd June 1963                          
The third and final London appearance all of which were at Granada owned theatres around the city.    
Birmingham Town Hall 4th June 1963                          
Two shows tonight at 6.30pm & 8.45pm before moving on to Leeds the next night    
Leeds Odeon 5th June 1963                          
Newcastle City Hall 8th June 1963                          
Blackburn 9th June 1963                          
The culmination of the Roy Orbison tour with two performances at the King George's Hall Blackburn.    
Bath Pavilion 10th June 1963                          
No ticket scan yet but a flyer advertising the show is the next best thing.    
Liverpool Grafton Rooms 12th June 1963                          
A special show to benefit a children's charity brought the group back to Liverpool at the conclusion of the Roy Orbison nationwide tour    
Stockport, Offerton 13th June 1963                          
New Brighton Tower Ballroom 14th June 1963                          
A Merseybeat Showcase at one of the fabs favourite venues and the Beatles final return to the Tower Ballroom    
Romford Odeon 16th June 1963                          
A rare unused ticket for the 2nd performance at Romford Odeon and a used ticket stub for the 1st & 2nd performance plus a scan of the poster for good measure.    
Guildford Odeon 21st June 1963                          
The Beatles played two shows this night at 6.15pm & 8.30pm and were supported by 'The Jimmy Crawford Package Show'.    
Abergavenny 22nd June 1963                          
John's Juke Box Jury BBC-TV appearance in London prevented him from traveling with the rest of the group to Wales. He arrived by chartered helicopter minutes before they took the stage    
Leeds Queens Hall 28th June 1963                          
Two halves of a ticket but better than none for this Beatles and Acker Bilk show.    
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