Night: Cavern Club, Liverpool
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.
Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
A major booking with promoter Lewis Buckley. Most top acts of the day played here.
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
Lunchtime: Cavern Club, Liverpool
Night: Cavern, Club, Liverpool
La Scala Ballroom, Runcorn
The Beatles' second Runcorn date, although - unlike the first - this was a NEMS presentation.
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.