Beatles A Day in the Life Blog posts of '1963' 'April'

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Tuesday, April 30, 1963

The Beatles still sunning and funning in Tenerife.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Monday, April 29, 1963

The Beatles are on vacation in Tenerife this week.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Sunday, April 28, 1963

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

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : 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 - A Day in The Life : Friday, April 26, 1963

Music Hall, Shrewsbury

The first of two consecutive bookings for promoter Lewis Buckley.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : 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 - A Day in The Life : 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 - A Day in The Life : Tuesday, April 23, 1963

The Beatles at Floral Hall, Southport

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Monday, April 22, 1963

Today the Beatles took the day off :)

The Beatles - A Day in The Life : Sunday, April 21, 1963

Empire Pool, Empire Way, Wembley, Middlessex and Pigalle Club, Piccadilly, London

The afternoon performance at Wembley marked the Beatle's biggest concert date yet, both in stature and size of venue, a reported 10,000 pop fans crowding into the arena to see a 14-act bill, headed by Cliff Richard and the Shadows, in the "New Musical Express" 1962-63 Annual Poll-Winner's All-Star Concert. Although the Beatles hadn't actually won any of the reader's polls, which had been conducted before the end of 1962, the NME slotted them in. They performed four songs, "Please Please Me", "From Me To You", "Twist And Shout" and "Long Tall Sally". The evening booking at the Pigalle Club was an odd one, and the Beatles only appearance at this fashionable central London restaurant/night club later to become the "in" meeting place for the Mod movement. On this evening almost the entire audience was Jewish, the only advertisement for the engagement having appeared in the weekly newspaper "Jewish Chronicle".