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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today :Tuesday, February 5, 1963

The Beatles at the Shapiro package tour at Gaumont Cinema, Hallgate, Doncaster, Yorkshire

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Monday, February 4, 1963

This was the Beatle's last lunchtime session at the Cavern Club, Liverpool

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, February 3, 1963

The Beatles headed an eight hour eight band "Rhythm and Blues Marathon" at the Cavern Club (where else?) in Liverpool.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Saturday, February 2, 1963

The opening night of the Beatles' first nationwide tour, was at the Gaumont Cinema on New Victoria St. Bradford, Yorks.

They were the bottom of a six-act bill headed by 16 year old Londoner Helen Shapiro, who was voted Best British Female Singer in 1961 and 1962.

The Beatles' repertoire on the first night was "Chains", "Keep your hands off my baby", "A taste of honey", and "Please Please me". Two other, "Love me do" and "Beautiful Dreamer" were used during the remaining dates as prepared alternatives. :)

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Friday, February 1, 1963

Another double engagement happened in the Midlands, the venues being 8 miles apart.

The Assembly Rooms, Corporation St, Tamworth, Staffs and Maney Hall (St. Peter's Church Hall), Maney Hill Rd. Maney, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Thursday, January 31, 1963

Beatles at the Cavern Club again in Liverpool for lunch. Then at night in the Majestic Ballroom, in Birkenhead where the Beatles gave two entirely separate "house" performances at 8:00 and 11:00. At this time, this was unheard for a ballroom.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Wednesday, January 30, 1963

The only thing the Beatles did today was spend some time at the Cavern Club in Liverpool at the lunchtime hour.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, January 29, 1963

Today the Beatles took a day off.......

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Monday, January 28, 1963

The Beatles today at the Majestic Ballroom on Westgate Rd. in Northumberland.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, January 27, 1963

A return visit to the Three Coins Club on Fountain St. in Manchester, Lancashire.

The club was part owned by radio disc jockey Jimmy Savile (first played by the Beatles soon after it opened in late 1961)