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Beatles 50th Blog

50 Years Ago Today : Monday December 17, 1962

Studio Four, Granada TV Center, Manchester

The Beatles 3rd appearance on the Granada television program, "People & Places", transmitted live this time between 6:35 and 7:00 pm.

They peformed 2 numbers, "Love Me Do" and "Twist and Shout", as rehearsed from 3:00 to 4:00 pm and again from 4:15 to 6:00.

50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, December 16, 1962

Night: Cavern Club, Liverpool

50 Years Ago Today : Saturday, December 15, 1962

Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead

Two entirely separate engagements in one night. During the evening, the Beatles performed a standard Majestic booking. Then, at midnight, the first ever Mersey Beat poll awards show (for 1962) began. As winners of the poll, the Beatles closed the show at 4:00 pm and were also presented with a beautiful plaque.

The poll runners-up, on stage immediately prior to the Beatles, were Lee Curtis and the All-Stars, so there was another encounter with Pete Best.

50 Years Ago Today : Friday, December 14, 1962

Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

A major booking with promoter Lewis Buckley. Most top acts of the day played here.

50 Years Ago Today : Thursday, December 13, 1962

Another southern engagement, arranged following the withdrawal of Joe Brown, originally advertised to appear.

LOVE ME DO, PARLOPHONE RECORDING

THE BEATLES ALSO ROBIN HALL AND JIMMIE MACGREGOR WITH SUPPORTING GROUP

CORN EXCANGE, BEDFORD

December 13, 8:00 to 11:30 pm Admission 3

50 Years Ago Today : Wednesday, December 12, 1962

Lunchtime: Cavern Club, Liverpool

Night: Cavern, Club, Liverpool

50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, December 11, 1962

La Scala Ballroom, Runcorn

The Beatles' second Runcorn date, although - unlike the first - this was a NEMS presentation.

50 Years Ago Today : Monday December 10, 1962

Lunchtime: Cavern Club, Liverpool

50 Years Ago Today : Sunday December 9, 1962

George Martin and his assistant, Judy Lockhart-Smith attended the performance, a year less four days after Decca's Mike Smith had done the same.

50 Years Ago Today : Saturday December 8, 1962

Oasis Club, Manchester