Prince of Wales Theatre, London
Along with chairman David Jacobs, Cilla Black, Brian Epstein, Billy Hatton (of the Fourmost), Bett Hale (of Fabulous Magazine), Alan Freeman and Linda Lewis, Ringo was a member of a jury which judged the final of "The National beat group competition", sponsored by the charity Oxfam and held at the Prince of Wales Theatre in central London. As It's Beat Time, the second half of the evening, from 9:45 to 10:35, was screened live by BBC2.
Eleven regional heat-winners came together for this final but none of the groups - the Southerns, the Connoisseurs, the Starfires, the Apaches, Formula Five, the Down-Beats, the Vibros, the Countdowns, Roy Stuart and the Cyclones, Danny Clarke and the Jaguars, and the Crusaders - good mid 1960's group names all, achieved any fame beyond this singl TV transmission.
Mark Lewisohn - TheCompleteBeatlesChronicle