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The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Monday, August 12 to Saturday, August 17, 1963

The Beatles appeared August 12 to August 17th at The Odeon Cinema, Gloddeath Ave. Llandudno, Caernarvonshire

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Sunday, August 11, 1963

ABC Theatre, Blackpool

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 1963

Springfield Ballroom, St. Saviour, Jersey

Back to Jersey for the last two nights of the Tuesday to Saturday Channel Islands engagement.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Thursday, August 8, 1963

Auditorium, Candie Gardens, Candie Rd. St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

The Beatles made the 30 mile journey across from Jersey to Guernsey in a 12 seater plane while their equipment was transported by ferry.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Tuesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 7, 1963

Springfield Ballroom, Janvrin Rd., St. Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands

These nights were played in Jersey, promoted by John Smith. The Beatle's five nights in the Channel Islands earned them £1,000.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Monday, Aug 5, 1963

Urmston Show, Abbotsfield Park, Chassen Rd. Urmston, Lancashire

An interesting engagement - The Beatles headed a four act bill playing inside a huge marquee at this annual South Manchester "Bank Holiday" event, compered by David Hamilton.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Sunday, August 4, 1963

Queen's Theatre, Blackpool

There were so many fans outside the Queen's, blocking all entrances front and back, the Beatles had to go through a builder's yard, up and across scaffolding, and across to the roof of the theatre, from which they were lowered into the wings through a trap in the roof.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Saturday, August 3, 1963

Night Cavern Club, Liverpool

After close to 300 Beatles appearances at the Cavern Club, spanning two and a half years, this was the last! The venue had played perhaps the vital role in preparing them for "The Big Time" and now that time had come. Bob Wooler, the Cavern Club compere, remembers Brian Epstein promising that one day the Beatles would be back, but it was not to be.

Tickets for the performance went on sale on July 21st at 1:30 pm and by 2:00 pm were sold out. The Beatles fee was £300 - The first time they played at the Cavern it was £5.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Friday, Aug 2, 1963

Grafton Rooms, Liverpool

The Beatles returned to Merseyside after a 7-week absence to play for the last time at Grafton.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Thursday, August 1, 1963

Playhouse Theatre, Manchester

Two more sessions for Pop Go The Beatles - editions 11 and 12 - broadcast in the BBC radio Light Programme on Tuesdays, August 27th and September 3rd between 5:00 and 5:29 pm. (The Beatles guests were Cyril Davie's Rhythm & Blues All-Stars featuring Long John Baldry, and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes.)

The recordings were made at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester (without an audience, like all the shows in the series). They arrived at 12:00 noon for a rehearsal and then taped Program 11 between 1:30 and 4:00 and Program 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

In the eleventh show the Beatles performed "Twist and Shout". "Ohh! My Soul", "Don't Ever Change", "She Loves You", "Anna (Go to him)" and "A Shot of Rhythm and Blues".

For Program 12, the group taped "Lucille", "From Me To You", "I'll Get You", "Money (That's What I Want)", "Baby It's You", "There's a Place", "Honey Don't (John singing lead vocal) and "Roll Over Beethoven". "Lucille" and "Baby It's You" were omitted from the broadcast, however.