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Beatles 50th Blog

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Wednesday, May 1, 1963

The Beatles are really enjoying their vacation this week!

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, April 30, 1963

The Beatles still sunning and funning in Tenerife.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Monday, April 29, 1963

The Beatles are on vacation in Tenerife this week.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, April 28, 1963

The Beatles on Holiday............

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Saturday, April 27, 1963

(Victory) Memorial Hall, Northwich

The day after this performance on April 28th, Paul, George, and Ringo took off for a 12 day holiday in Santa Cruz, Tenerife. John and Brian Epstein flew to Spain.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Friday, April 26, 1963

Music Hall, Shrewsbury

The first of two consecutive bookings for promoter Lewis Buckley.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Thursday, April 25, 1963

Ballroom, Fairfield Hall, Park Lane, Croydon, Surrey

This "Mersey Beat Showcase" date was arranged by promoter John Smith back in January, before the Beatles had a hit with "Please Please Me" and before Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Big Three had emerged out of Liverpool. Concerned that he might not fill the ballroom for one "house", let alone two, Smith engaged star singer/actor John Leyton to top the bill.

Three months later, however, on the day of the shows, Leyton fell ill and was unable to fulfil the booking. But when Smith posted notices to this effect outside the ballroom's main entrance there was great cheering. No one had come to see him.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Wednesday, April 24, 1963

Majestic Ballroom, Seven Sisters Rd. Finsbury Park, London

Another of NEMS' "Mersey Beat Showcase" presentations. This Top Rank ballroom was situated close by the Finsbury Park Astoria Cinema where the Beatles would play on many future occasions. 2,000 people attended this evening.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, April 23, 1963

The Beatles at Floral Hall, Southport

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Monday, April 22, 1963

Today the Beatles took the day off :)