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1964 Tour with Mary Wells

The Beatles Family Tree

John Lennon

Paul McCartney

George Harrison

Ringo Starr

Blackjacks

  • John Lennon - guitar
  • Eric Griffiths - guitar
  • Pete Shotton - washboard
  • Bill Smith - tea chest bass

Quarrymen

Bill smith was only with the band a short time and after the bands name was changed and was replaced in quick succesion by Nigel Walley (who then became the group's manager), Ivan Vaughan, and Len Garry throughout late 1956 and early 1957. Also during this period, drummer Colin Hanton and banjo player Rod Davis joined the group.

  • John Lennon - guitar
  • Eric Griffiths - guitar
  • Pete Shotton - washboard
  • Len Garry - tea chest bass
  • Colin Hanton - drums
  • Rod Davis - banjo

This was the first stable line-up of the group.

1957

? ?, 1957 St. Peter’s Youth Club, Liverpool, ENG

? ?, 1957 Holyoake Hall, Liverpool, ENG

? ?, 1957 Lee Park Golf Club, Liverpool, ENG

? ?, 1957 Quarry Bank School, Liverpool, ENG (School Dance)

? ?, 1957 Locarno Ballroom, Liverpool, ENG (Skiffle competition)

? ?, 1957 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

June 9, 1957 Empire Theatre, Liverpool, ENG (Regional qualifying audition for Carroll Levis’ Discoveries Show)

June 12, 1957 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Skiffle Session, with Gin Mill Skiffle Group, The Texans, the Dark Town Skiffle Group & a couple of others)

June 14, 1957 St. Barnabas’ Church Hall, Liverpool, ENG

June 19, 1957 Empire Theatre, Liverpool, ENG (Carroll Levis’ Discoveries Show)

June 22, 1957 Rosebery St, Liverpool, ENG (2 sets. "Empire Day Celebration", for the 750th anniversary of King John granting Liverpool a Royal Charter. In the afternoon they performed on the back of a stationary coal lorry and in the evening they took part in a street party)

July 6, 1957 Woolton Parish Church, Liverpool, ENG (Garden fete. On this day, John met Paul for the first time)

July 19, 1957 Liverpool, ENG (Private party for Colin's cousin's wedding)

August 7, 1957 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (with Ron McKay’s Skiffle Group, Dark Town Skiffle Group & The Deltones Skiffle Group. The Quarrymen's first advertised concert at the Cavern. They had performed a couple of times previously though on skiffle nights)

Shotton and Davis both left the Quarrymen in August, feeling that the group was moving away from skiffle and towards rock, leaving their instruments superfluous

  • John Lennon - guitar
  • Eric Griffiths - guitar
  • Paul McCartney - guitar
  • Len Garry - tea chest bass
  • Colin Hanton - drums

October 18, 1957 New Clubmoor Hall, Liverpool, ENG (Paul's debut with the Quarrymen)

After McCartney's poor performance on lead guitar at the Conservative Club, the group decided they needed another guitarist. McCartney recommended his school friend George Harrison. In addition John Duff Lowe, another school friend of McCartney's, joined the group on piano.

The Quarrymen now had four guitarists. Lennon and McCartney suggested to Griffiths that he instead buy a bass guitar, but Griffiths refused because of the expense so he was fired. Around this same time, Len Garry contracted tubercular meningitis, and spent seven months in the hospital, never playing with the group again.

November 7, 1957 Wilson Hall, Garston, ENG

November 16, 1957 Stanley Abattoir Social Club, Liverpool, ENG (The Quarrymen performed two sets at a dance held for the members of the slaughter house social club, which included employees, meat porters, and their families)

November 23, 1957 New Clubmoor Hall, Liverpool, ENG

December 7, 1957 Wilson Hall, Garston, ENG

1958

January 9, 1958 Wilson Hall, Garston, ENG (Cancelled appearance. Originally due to play at a dance, but the booking was changed by promoter Charlie McBain)

January 10, 1958 New Clubmoor Hall, Liverpool, ENG

January 24, 1958 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Paul's first appearance at the Cavern, supporting the Merseysippi Jazz Band)

February 6, 1958 Wilson Hall, Garston, ENG (First time George saw the Quarrymen)

March 8, 1958 147 Dina's Lane, Huyton, ENG (Wedding reception at Paul's Auntie Gin's Home)

March 13, 1958 Morgue Skiffle Cellar, Liverpool, ENG (The Quarrymen performed at the opening night of this short lived club held in the basement of a large Victorian house at 25 Oakhill Park in the Broadgreen area of Liverpool)

July 12, 1958 Phillips Sound Recording Services, Liverpool, ENG (The first recording session featuring John, Paul & George)

December 20, 1958 Childwall Abbey Hotel, Speke, ENG (The Quarrymen played at the wedding reception of George Harrison's brother Harry and his bride Irene McCann)

1959

January 1, 1959 Wilson Hall, Garston, ENG (Christmas party for the Speke Bus Depot Social Club, where George Harrison's father Harry was the club's chairman. This was drummer Colin Hanton's last show with The Quarrymen)

January 24, 1959 Woolton Village Club, Liverpool, ENG

  • John Lennon - guitar
  • Paul McCartney - guitar
  • George Harrison - guitar
  • Ken Brown - guitar

August 29, 1959 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG (The opening night of a new social club for teenagers, run by Pete Best's mum Mona, based in the cellar of a large Victorian house at 8 Hayman's Green, Liverpool. Ken Brown's first gig with The Quarrymen)

September 5, 1959 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

September 12, 1959 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

September 19, 1959 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

September 26, 1959 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

October 3, 1959 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

October 10, 1959 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG (Ken Brown's last gig with The Quarrymen)

October 18, 1959 Empire Theatre, Liverpool, ENG (Billed as Johnny and the Moondogs, the group successfully pass a Regional qualifying audition for ABC TV's "Star Search")

October ?, 1959 Empire Theatre, Liverpool, ENG (Johnny and the Moondogs took part in the regional finals for ABC TV's "Star Search", which were held from each night from 26-31 October 1959. While the precise dates of the group's appearances are unknown, it is likely that they performed on at least two nights. They lost out to the Connaughts, a group which, under the name Sunnyside Skiffle Group, had beaten the Quarrymen in the same competition back in 1957. However, the judges thought they were good enough to go through to the final)

November 15, 1959 New Manchester Hippodrome, Manchester, ENG (The final for a place on ABC TV's "Star Search". The band performed Buddy Holly's "Think It Over")

Soom after ther changed their name to Japage 3

1960

Lennon's art school friend Stuart Sutcliffe, is persuaded by John & Paul to buy a bass guitar and joins the band in January 1960. He suggests they change their name to Beatals, as a tribute to Buddy Holly and the Crickets

April 23-24, 1960 Fox And Hounds, Caversham, ENG (John & Paul perform as the Nerk Twins)

The Silver Beetles

  • John Lennon - vocals, guitar
  • Paul McCartney - vocals, guitar
  • George Harrison - guitar, vocals
  • Stuart Sutcliffe - bass
  • Tommy Moore - drums

May 10, 1960 Blue Angel, Liverpool, ENG (audition for Larry Parnes)

May 14, 1960 Lathom Hall, Seaforth, ENG (Billed as the Silver Beats, with The Deltones & King Size Taylor and the Dominoes. The Silver Beats originally turned up to play at the Casanova Club, but Cliff Roberts and the Rockers had been double booked for both venues that night, so Roberts suggested that the Silver Beats take their place at Lathom Hall)

May 15, 1960 Iron Door Club, Liverpool, ENG (lunchtime show featuring The Silver Beetles & Cass and the Cassanovas)

May 20, 1960 Town Hall, Alloa, SCOT (backing Johnny Gentle)

May 21, 1960 Lathom Hall, Seaforth, ENG (Cancelled appearance, supported by King Size Taylor)

May 21, 1960 Northern Meeting Ballroom, Inverness, SCOT (backing Johnny Gentle, supported by Ronnie Watt & The Chekkers Rock Dance Band)

May 23, 1960 Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh, SCOT (backing Johnny Gentle. On the journey from Inverness to Fraserburgh, Tommy Moore suffered concussion and loosened teeth when the group’s equipment landed on him, after the small van he was travelling in crashed into another car. While Moore was being treated in hospital, John Lennon and the tour's promoter arrived and insisted that he perform with the rest of the group. The heavily-sedated Moore duly played the concert, despite having little idea where he was)

May 25, 1960 St. Thomas Hall, Keith, SCOT (backing Johnny Gentle)

May 26, 1960 Town Hall, Forres, SCOT (backing Johnny Gentle)

May 27, 1960 Regal Ballroom, Nairn, SCOT (backing Johnny Gentle)

May 28, 1960 Rescue Hall, Peterhead, SCOT (backing Johnny Gentle)

May 30, 1960 Jacaranda Coffee Bar, Liverpool, ENG

June 2, 1960 Neston Institute, Neston, ENG

June 4, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

June 6, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (supported by Gerry and the Pacemakers)

June 9, 1960 Neston Institute, Neston, ENG

June 11, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (without Tommy Moore)

June 13, 1960 Jacaranda Coffee Bar, Liverpool, ENG (Having quit two days previously, Tommy Moore's played this his last show with the group)

Tommy Moore was temporarily replaced with Norman Chapman, but the line-up lasted just three weeks before Chapman began his National Service with the army. After that The Silver Beetles used various stand-ins or changed instruments within the group

June 16, 1960 Neston Institute, Neston, ENG

June 18, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

June 23, 1960 Neston Institute, Neston, ENG

June 25, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

June 30, 1960 Neston Institute, Neston, ENG

July ?, 1960 New Cabaret Artistes Club, Liverpool, ENG (The Silver Beetles provided backing music for Janice the stripper for a week at this strip club, run by Lord Woodbine & Allan Williams)

July 2, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (The Silver Beetles were joined onstage by Johnny Gentle, who suprised them by taking the stage for a few songs, whilst visiting Liverpool on a weekend off. He and his father had called in at the Jacaranda, where Allan Williams told them they were performing at the Grosvenor)

July 7, 1960 Neston Institute, Neston, ENG

July 9, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

July 16, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

July 23, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

July 30, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

August 12, 1960 Blue Angel, Liverpool, ENG (Pete Best audition's for the band)

The Beatles

  • John Lennon - vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Paul McCartney - vocals, guitar
  • George Harrison - guitar, vocals
  • Stuart Sutcliffe - bass
  • Pete Best - drums

The Beatles first visit to Germany

August 17-October 3, 1960 Indra Club, Hamburg, GER

October 4-November 28, 1960 Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, GER (alternating sets with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, another Liverpudlian band featuring Ringo Starr on drums)

October 31, 1960 Top Ten Club, Hamburg, GER

December 17, 1960 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG (Carl Newby filled in on bass)

December 24, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (supported by Derry and the Seniors. Carl Newby's second of four consecutive live shows as their temporary bassist)

December 27, 1960 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG (Supported by The Searchers, The Del Renas & The Deltones. With Chas Newby as temporary bass guitarist)

December 31, 1960 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG (This was the fourth and final time The Beatles played with stand-in bassist Chas Newby, following Stuart Sutcliffe's decision to stay in Germany with Astrid Kirchherr)

1961

January 5, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG (This was the first time Paul McCartney played bass guitar with The Beatles)

January 6, 1961 St. John's Hall, Bootle, ENG

January 7, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

January 7, 1961 Lathom Hall, Seaforth, ENG

January 13-14, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

January 15, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

January 18, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

January 19, 1961 Alexandra Hall, Crosby, ENG

January 20-21, 1961 Lathom Hall, Seaforth, ENG

January 21, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

January 25, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG (supported by Derry & The Seniors & Faron & The Temptest Tornadoes)

January 26, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

January 27-28, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

January 28, 1961 Lathom Hall, Seaforth, ENG (After the show The Beatles drove to Aintree for another performance)

January 29, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

January 30, 1961 Lathom Hall, Seaforth, ENG

February 1, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

February 2, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

February 3, 1961 St. John's Hall, Bootle, ENG

February 4, 1961 Lathom Hall, Seaforth, ENG

February 5, 1961 Blair Hall, Walton, ENG

February 6, 1961 Lathom Hall, Seaforth, ENG

February 7, 1961 Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 8, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG (After the show The Beatles and Neil Aspinall drove to Hambleton Hall)

February 8, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

February 9, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show. The first Cavern appearance as the Beatles and George & Stu's first ever appearance their)

February 10, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG (After the show The Beatles and Neil Aspinall drove to Lathom Hall)

February 10-11, 1961 Lathom Hall, Seaforth, ENG

February 11, 1961 Cassanova Club, Liverpool, ENG (The Beatles and Neil Aspinall drove here after a show at Lathom Hall)

February 12, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 14, 1961 Cassanova Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 14, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG (A St Valentine's Day event. During the show Paul McCartney wore a red satin heart on his coat, embroidered with the names John, Paul, George and Pete, as the group performed Elvis Presley's "Wooden Heart". The heart was later raffled, and the winner was promised a kiss from Paul. However, when she claimed her prize, the stage was invaded by hordes of girls. All the other members were mobbed and John was knocked to the floor. The Beatles were eventually rescued by bouncers and the show was temporarily stopped until calm could be restored)

February 15, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG (After the show The Beatles and Neil Aspinall drove to Hambleton Hall)

February 15, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

February 16, 1961 Cassanova Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 16, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

February 17, 1961 St. John's Hall, Liverpool, ENG

February 18, 1961 Cassanova Club, Liverpool, ENG (postponed until February 28th)

February 18, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

February 19, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 21, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

February 21, 1961 Cassanova Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 21, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG (This was the first time The Beatles played three separate venues in one day)

February 22, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG (After the show The Beatles and Neil Aspinall drove to Hambleton Hall)

February 22, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

February 24, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

February 25, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG (After the show The Beatles and Neil Aspinall drove to Lathom Hall)

February 25, 1961 Lathom Hall, Seaforth, ENG

February 26, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 28, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

February 28, 1961 Cassanova Club, Liverpool, ENG (rescheduled from February 18th)

February 28, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

March 1, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

March 2, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

March 3, 1961 St. John's Hall, Bootle, ENG

March 4, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

March 5, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 6, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

March 6, 1961 Liverpool Jazz Society, Liverpool, ENG (supporting Gerry and the Pacemakers, with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, The Big Three, Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes & Derry and the Seniors)

March 7, 1961 Cassanova Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 8, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

March 8, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG (After the show The Beatles and Neil Aspinall drove to Hambleton Hall)

March 8, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

March 10, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

March 10, 1960 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (This was the last engagement for The Beatles booked by Allan Williams, their erstwhile manager who had failed to book any shows for them since their return from Hamburg three months earlier)

March 10, 1961 St. John's Hall, Liverpool, ENG

March 11, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG (After the show The Beatles and Neil Aspinall drove to Liverpool Jazz Society)

March 11, 1961 Liverpool Jazz Society, Liverpool, ENG ('Rock Around The Clock All Night Rock Ball', supporting Gerry and the Pacemakers, with The Remo Four, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes, The Big Three, Derry and the Seniors, Ray and the Del-Renas, Dale Roberts and the Jaywalkers, Johnny Rocco and the Jets & Faron and the Tempest Tornadoes. The ball took place from 7.30pm until 7.30am on the Sunday morning)

March 12, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 12, 1961 Cassanova Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 13-16, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (four consecutive Lunchtime shows. On the 15th, Stuart Sutcliffe flew to Hamburg to spend time with his fiancee Astrid Kirchherr. While there he and Kirchherr cleared some administrative paperwork to enable The Beatles to return to the city to perform)

March 13, 1961 Liverpool Jazz Society, Liverpool, ENG (supported by Gerry and the Pacemakers & Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes)

March 15, 1961 Liverpool Jazz Society, Liverpool, ENG (with Gerry and the Pacemakers & Rory Storm and The Wild Ones. The three acts alternated on stage throughout the five-hour show with The Beatles first taking the stage at 2pm)

March 17, 1961 Mossway Hall, Liverpool, ENG (The Beatles weren't paid for this show, but being St. Patrick’s Day, they were allowed to drink as much Guinness as they wanted)

March 17, 1961 Liverpool Jazz Society, Liverpool, ENG ('St. Patrick’s Night Rock Ball', supported by Gerry and the Pacemakers, Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes, Simon Cardovo and his Royal Carribean Steel Band & Bill Bailey’s Calypso Band)

March 19, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 20, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

March 20, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

March 21, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (supporting The Blue Genes (who later became The Swinging Blue Jeans). This was The Beatles first evening performance at the Cavern)

March 22, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

March 24, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

March 26, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

April 1-July 1, 1961 Top Ten Club, Hamburg, GER

July 13, 1961 St. John's Hall, Liverpool, ENG

July 14, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows. This was the first time The Beatles performed both the lunchtime and the evening shows at the Cavern. In the evening they were supported by the White Eagle Jazz Band & Ian And The Zodiacs)

July 15, 1961 Holyoake Hall, Liverpool, ENG

July 16, 1961 Blair Hall, Walton, ENG

July 17, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

July 17, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

July 19, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows, lunchtime & evening. In the evening they were supported by The Remo Four & The Pressmen)

July 20, 1961 St. John's Hall, Liverpool, ENG

July 21, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

July 21, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

July 22, 1961 Holyoake Hall, Liverpool, ENG

July 23, 1961 Blair Hall, Walton, ENG

July 24, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

July 25-27, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows on the 25th, lunchtime & evening. In the evening they supporting The Blue Genes, with Gerry and the Pacemakers & The Remo Four also on the bill. The 26th was an evening show, supported by Johnny Sandon and The Searchers and the Four Jays and the 27th was a lunchtime show)

July 27, 1961 St. John's Hall, Liverpool, ENG (supported by The Big Three)

July 28, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

July 29-30, 1961 Blair Hall, Walton, ENG

July 31, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

July 31, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

August 2, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows, lunchtime & evening. In the evening they were supported by Karl Terry and the Cruisers & Dale Roberts and the Jaywalkers)

August 3, 1961 St. John's Hall, Liverpool, ENG

August 4, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

August 4, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

August 5, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (An all-night with a number of acts supporting Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen)

August 6, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

August 7, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

August 8-11, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (8th & 10th were lunchtime shows, 9th & 11th were evening shows)

August 10, 1961 St. John's Hall, Liverpool, ENG

August 12, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

August 13, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

August 14, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

August 16, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Evening show)

August 17, 1961 St. John's Hall, Liverpool, ENG (They were joined on bass guitar by Johnny Gustafson, a member of The Big Three, who were also on the bill)

August 18, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

August 18-19, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

August 20, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

August 21, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

August 23, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows, lunchtime & evening. In the evening they were supported by The Rockin’ Blackcats & Carl Vincent And The Counts)

August 24, 1961 St. John's Hall, Liverpool, ENG

August 25, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

August 25, 1961 MV Royal Iris (Cruise, supporting Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band)

August 26, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

August 27, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

August 28-30, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime shows on the 28th & 29th and an evening show on the 30th, supported by The Strangers)

August 31, 1961 St. John's Hall, Liverpool, ENG

September 1, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows, lunchtime & evening)

September 2, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

September 3, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

September 5-7, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime shows on the 5th & 7th and an evening show on the 6th (which was originally scheduled for the 5th, but rearranged), supported by Johnny Sandon and the Searchers & Ian and the Zodiacs)

September 7, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

September 8, 1961 St. John's Hall, Liverpool, ENG

September 9, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

September 10, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

September 11, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

September 13, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows, lunchtime & evening)

September 14, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

September 15, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

September 15, 1961 Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

September 15, 1961 Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool, ENG

September 16, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

September 17, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

September 19-21, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (19th & 21st were lunchtime shows, the 20th was an evening show)

September 21, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG (with Gerry and the Pacemakers & Rory Storm and the Hurricanes)

September 22, 1961 Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool, ENG

September 23, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

September 24, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

September 25, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

September 27, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows, lunchtime & evening. In the evening they were with Gerry and the Pacemakers & Mark Peters and the Cyclones)

September 28, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

September 29, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

September 29, 1961 Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool, ENG (The next day John & Paul began a two-week holiday in Paris, to celebrate John's 21st birthday on October 9th)

October 15, 1961 Albany Cinema, Liverpool, ENG (An afternoon charity fundraiser for the local St. John Ambulance Brigade, in front of the mayor and various councillors and civic dignitaries. The Beatles were the first act following the interval on a bill topped by comedian Ken Dodd, with Arthur Scott as compere. Also on the bill, in order of appearance, were The Dusty Road Ramblers, Les Arnold, Joe Cordova, Dunn and Markey, Bob McGrady, Lennie Rens, Shirley Gordon, Bert King, The Eltones, Dennis Horton and Gladys Ambrose, Jackie Owen and the Joe Royal Trio, Edna Bell, Jim Gretty & Denis Smerdon. This was The Beatles first live appearance since John & Paul returned to Liverpool from their trip to Paris)

October 15, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

October 16, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

October 17, 1961 David Lewis Club, Liverpool, ENG (This was the first official event put on by the Beatles Fan Club)

October 18, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows, lunchtime & evening)

October 19, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG (with Gerry and the Pacemakers & Karl Terry and the Cruisers. During the evening the members of the Beatles & the Pacemakers, joined together to become The Beatmakers. Gerry Marsden was on lead guitar and vocals, with John on piano, George on lead guitar, Paul on rhythm guitar, Pete and Freddy Marsden both playing Best’s drums, Les Maguire on saxophone, Les Chadwick on bass guitar & Karl Terry also joining in on vocals)

October 20, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

October 20, 1961 Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool, ENG

October 21, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (An all-night show where The Beatles performed two sets before and after midnight. Also on the bill were Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Remo Four and three jazz bands, Yorkshire, Panama & Pete Haslam’s Collegians)

October 22, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

October 24-26, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (24th & 26th were lunchtime shows, the 25th was an evening show)

October 27, 1961 Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool, ENG

October 28, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

October 29, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Liverpool, ENG

October 30, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

October 31, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

November 1, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows, lunchtime & evening. In the evening they were supported by The Strangers & Gerry and the Pacemakers)

November 3-4, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (the 3rd was a lunchtime show, the 4th was an evening show)

November 7, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows, lunchtime & evening)

November 7, 1961 Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool, ENG (This show was in-between the two shows at the Cavern)

November 8-9, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (The 8th was an evening show, supported by The Remo Four & Ian and the Zodiacs. The 9th was a lunchtime show, where Brian Epstein watched and met The Beatles for the first time)

November 9, 1961 Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, ENG

November 10, 1961 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (The first "Operation Big Beat" event, supported by Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Remo Four & Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes. The Beatles’ first set was at 8pm, after which they quickly drove to Knotty Ash for a show at the Village Hall, before hurrying back for their second set at 11.30pm. At the end of the night The Beatles and The Hurricanes had a car chase, through the Mersey Tunnel, back to Liverpool city centre)

November 10, 1961 Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool, ENG

November 11, 1961 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG (After the show The Beatles attended a party at the Liverpool Jazz Society, held by promoter Sam Leach to celebrate the success of the previous night's "Operation Big Beat" show)

November 12, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

November 13, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

November 14, 1961 Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool, ENG

November 14-15, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (14th was an evening show, supporting The Blue Genes, with Gerry and the Pacemakers & The Remo Four. 2 shows on the 15th at lunchtime and in the evening)

November 17, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

November 17, 1961 Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool, ENG

November 18, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Evening show)

November 19, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

November 21, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

November 21, 1961 Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool, ENG

November 22-23, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (22nd was an evening show, supported by Gerry and the Pacemakers & Earl Preston and the TTs. 23rd was a lunchtime show)

November 24, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG (Pete Best's 20th birthday)

November 24, 1961 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG ("Operation Big Beat II". Davy Jones made a suprise appearance, joining The Beatles onstage for two songs. Emile Ford also made a suprise appearance singing with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes)

November 26, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

November 27, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

November 28, 1961 Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool, ENG

November 29, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows, lunchtime & evening)

December 1, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

December 1, 1961 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG ("Big Beat Session", supported by Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Dale Roberts and the Jaywalkers, Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes, Derry and the Seniors & Steve Day and the Drifters)

December 2, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Evening show)

December 3, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

December 5-6, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (5th was a lunchtime show, 6th was an evening show)

December 8, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show, supporting & backing Davy Jones)

December 8, 1961 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG ("Operation Big Beat", supporting & backing Davy Jones. Danny Williams also appeared)

December 9, 1961 Palais Ballroom, Aldershot, ENG (supported by Ivor Jay and the Jaywalkers, who failed to appear)

December 9, 1961 Blue Gardenia Club, London, ENG (In the early hours of December 10th, following their disastrous show in Aldershot and having nowhere to stay locally, The Beatles headed to London where they gave an impromptu performance at the Soho club, run by Brian Cassar, frontman of Cass and the Cassanovas)

December 10, 1961 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG (The Beatles arrived late and were only able to play a 15-minute set after the return journey from London took several hours. Promoters Wally Hill and Vic Anton grudgingly paid the band's £15 fee, but Brian Epstein, who was waiting at the venue for the group to arrive, wasn't happy with their attitude towards fulfilling bookings)

December 11, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

December 13, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows, lunchtime & evening. In the evening they were supported by Gerry and the Pacemakers & The Four Jays and the show was attended by Mike Smith, an A&R assistant at Decca)

December 15, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

December 15, 1961 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (supported by Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Derry and the Seniors, Dale Roberts and the Jaywalkers & Cass and the Cassanovas)

December 16, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Evening show)

December 17, 1961 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

December 18-21, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (18th, 19th & 21st were lunchtime shows, the 20th was an evening show)

December 23, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (all-nighter supported by The Searchers, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Remo Four and The Saints and Mickey Ashman's jazz bands)

December 26, 1961 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (Boxing Night Big Beat Ball, with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes & Tony Osborne and his band)

December 27, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG ("The Beatles Xmas Party", supported by Gerry and the Pacemakers & Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes)

December 29-30, 1961 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Evening shows with (29th) the Yorkshire Jazz Band & (30th) the White Eagle Jazz Band)

1962

January 3, 1962 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show)

January 3, 1962 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

January 7, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

January 12, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

January 13, 1962 Hambleton Hall, Huyton, ENG

January 14, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

January 19, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

January 21, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

January 26, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

January 27, 1962 Aintree Institute, Liverpool, ENG

January 28, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 4, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 5, 1962 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 11, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 15, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

February 16, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

February 18, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 20, 1962 Floral Hall, Southport, ENG

February 23, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

February 25, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 1, 1962 Storyville Jazz Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 2, 1962 St. John's Hall, Bootle, ENG

March 2, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

March 4, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 8, 1962 Storyville Jazz Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 10, 1962 Youth Club, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church Hall, Tranmere, ENG

March 11, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 15, 1962 Storyville Jazz Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 17, 1962 Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool, ENG

March 18, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 24, 1962 Heswall Jazz Club, Wirral, ENG

March 25, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 29, 1962 Odd Spot Club, Liverpool, ENG

March 31, 1962 Subscription Rooms, Stroud, ENG

April 1, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

April 2, 1962 Pavilion Theatre, Liverpool, ENG

April 5, 1962 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Fan Club Show, supported by The Four Jays & (compere) Bob Wooler)

April 6, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (supported by Emile Ford & The Checkmates)

April 7-8, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

April 13–May 31, 1962 Star-Club, Hamburg, GER

June 9, 1962 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

June 12-13, 1962 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

June 21, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (with Bruce Channel, The Big Three, The Statesmen & The Four Jays)

June 24, 1962 Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, ENG

June 28, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

June 29, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

June 30, 1962 Heswall Jazz Club, Wirral, ENG

July 5, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

July 6, 1962 MV Royal Iris (Cruise, supporting Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band)

July 12, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

July 13, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

July 14, 1962 Regent Dansette Ballroom, Rhyl, WAL (supported by The Strangers)

July 17, 1962 McIlroys Ballroom, Swindon, ENG

July 19, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

July 20, 1962 Bell Hall, Warrington, ENG

July 21, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

July 27, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (supporting Joe Brown)

July 28, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

July 30, 1962 St. John's Hall, Bootle, ENG

August 10, 1962 MV Royal Iris (Cruise, supporting Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, with Pete Maclaine and the Dakotas)

August 11, 1962 Odd Spot Club, Liverpool, ENG

August 12-13, 1962 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (The 12th was an evening show and the 13th was a lunchtime show)

August 13, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Crewe, ENG

August 15, 1962 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows lunchtime & evening. Pete Best's final shows with The Beatles)

August 16, 1962 Riverpark Ballroom, Chester, ENG (with Johnny Hutchinson on drums)

August 17, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG (with Johnny Hutchinson on drums)

August 17, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (with Johnny Hutchinson on drums)

August 18, 1962 Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, ENG (Ringo's first official performance as a Beatle following the sacking of Pete Best)

August 20, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Crewe, ENG

August 23, 1962 Riverpark Ballroom, Chester, ENG

August 24, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

August 25, 1962 Marine Hall, Fleetwood, ENG

August 29, 1962 Floral Hall Ballroom, Morecambe, ENG

August 30, 1962 Riverpark Ballroom, Chester, ENG

August 31, 1962 Town Hall, Lydney, ENG

September 7, 1962 Village Hall, Irby, ENG

September 8, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

September 9, 1962 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

September 12, 1962 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

September 13, 1962 Riverpark Ballroom, Chester, ENG

September 14, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The 4 Jays, Billy Kramer & The Coasters & The Mersey Beats)

September 21, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

September 22, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

September 25, 1962 Heswall Jazz Club, Wirral, ENG

September 28, 1962 MV Royal Iris (Cruise, supported by Lee Castle and the Barons)

October 12, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (Supporting Little Richard)

October 15, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

October 16, 1962 La Scala Ballroom, Runcorn, ENG

October 26, 1962 Public Hall, Preston, ENG (supporting Mike Berry & The Outlaws)

October 28, 1962 Empire, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows 5.40 & 8.00. Supporting Little Richard, and Jet Harris and The Jetblacks, with Craig Douglas (backed by The Beatles), Kenny Lynch, The Breakaways & Sounds Incorporated)

November 1-14, 1962 Star-Club, Hamburg, GER

November 20, 1962 Floral Hall, Southport, ENG

November 22, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

November 23, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG (supported by Llew Hird, Billy Kramer & The Coasters & (MC) Bob Wooller)

November 24, 1962 Royal Lido Ballroom, Prestatyn, WAL (supported by Jack Ellis & The Autocrats)

November 27, 1962 BBC Paris Studio, London, ENG (UK Radio "The Talent Spot" presented by Gary Marshal, performing "Love Me Do", "PS I Love You" & "Twist And Shout". Also appearing was Elkie Brooks. This was The Beatles first radio session in London. Rehearsals took place from 4pm, with the show recorded before a studio audience between 7pm & 8pm. Broadcast on the BBC Light Programme from 5 to 5.30pm on December 4, 1962)

November 28, 1962 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Evening Show)

November 28, 1962 Lewis's Department Store 527 Club, Liverpool, ENG (Store Staff Party, supported by Dee Valley Jazz Band and Pam)

November 29, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

November 30, 1962 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (Lunchtime show, supported by Pete Maclaine and The Dakotas)

December 1, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

December 7, 1962 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

December 9, 1962 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

December 11, 1962 La Scala Ballroom, Runcorn, ENG

December 14, 1962 Music Hall, Shrewsbury, ENG (supported by Gary B. Goode and the Rocking Hotrods & The Deltas)

December 15, 1962 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

December 18-31, 1962 Star-Club, Hamburg, GER

1963

Winter 1963 Scotland Tour

January 2, 1963 Longmore Hall, Keith, SCOT (Cancelled. Supported by The Copycats, who appeared on there own after the Beatles were stuck in snow)

January 3, 1963 Two Red Shoes, Elgin, SCOT

January 4, 1963 Town Hall, Dingwall, SCOT

January 5, 1963 Museum Hall, Bridge of Allan, SCOT

January 6, 1963 Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, SCOT

Winter 1963 UK Tour

January 10, 1963 Grafton Rooms, Liverpool, ENG

January 11, 1963 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

January 11, 1963 Plaza Ballroom, Old Hill, ENG

January 12, 1963 Invicta Ballroom, Chatham, ENG

January 14, 1963 Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port, ENG

January 17, 1963 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

January 17, 1963 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

January 18, 1963 Floral Hall Ballroom, Morecambe, ENG

January 19, 1963 Town Hall, Whitchurch, ENG

January 20, 1963 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

January 23, 1963 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

January 24, 1963 Assembly Hall, Mold, WAL

January 25, 1963 Co-Operative Hall, Darwen, ENG

January 26, 1963 El Rio Club, Macclesfield, ENG

January 26, 1963 King's Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, ENG

January 27, 1963 Three Coins Club, Manchester, ENG

January 28, 1963 Majestic Ballroom, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, ENG

January 29, 1963 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

January 31, 1963 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

February 1, 1963 Assembly Rooms, Tamworth, ENG

February 1, 1963 Maney Hall, Sutton Coldfield, ENG

February 3-4, 1963 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

Winter 1963 Helen Shapiro Tour, Part 1

although the Beatles did not play on the 10th, as they needed to be in London early on the 11th. The Beatles played two dates at the Cavern Club, Liverpool on 3 and 4 February, before joining the Shapiro tour again on the 5th.

THE HELEN SHAPIRO TOUR, 1963

This tour saw The Beatles playing second fiddle to Helen Shapiro, backing her up with other support acts - Danny Williams, Kenny Lynch, The Honeys, The Kestrels and The Red Price Band. All of the shows were compered by Dave Allen. Ringo had only been a Beatle for a few months, and was still settling in. He said: “I was still the odd one out, the new boy. But the togetherness of this tour helped a lot. At first I worried about who I'd share with at the hotels, but mostly it was me in with Paul, and John and George sharing another room.”

February 2, 1963 Gaumont, Bradford, ENG

February 5, 1963 Gaumont, Doncaster, ENG

February 6, 1963 Granada, Bedford, ENG

February 7, 1963 ABC Cinema, Wakefield, ENG

February 8, 1963 Regal, Carlisle, ENG (The Beatles were refused entry to the Crown And Mitre Hotel because they were wearing leather jackets, and the Daily Express ran an anti-Beatles story in the morning)

February 9, 1963 Empire, Sunderland, ENG

On 11 February, the Beatles recorded the ten tracks that, together with their two previously released singles, formed their debut album, Please Please Me. From 12 to 22 February, they played a number of dates on their own, before joining the Shapiro tour again on the 23.

Winter 1963 UK Tour

February 12, 1963 Astoria Ballroom, Oldham, ENG

February 13, 1963 Majestic Ballroom, Hull, ENG

February 14, 1963 Locarno, Liverpool, ENG

February 15, 1963 Ritz, Birmingham, ENG

February 16, 1963 Carfax Assembly, Oxford, ENG

February 18, 1963 Queen's Hall, Widnes, ENG

February 19, 1963 Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

February 20, 1963 Swimming Baths, Doncaster, ENG

February 21, 1963 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

February 22, 1963 Oasis Club, Manchester, ENG

Winter 1963 Helen Shapiro Tour, Part 2

(Travelling to Shrewsbury on 28 February 1963, Lennon and McCartney wrote the next Beatles single, "From Me To You".)

February 23, 1963 Granada, Mansfield, ENG

February 24, 1963 Coventry Theatre, Coventry, ENG

February 26, 1963 Gaumont, Taunton, ENG

February 27, 1963 Rialto, York, ENG

February 28, 1963 Granada, Shrewsbury, ENG

March 1, 1963 Odeon, Southport, ENG

March 2, 1963 City Hall, Sheffield, ENG

March 3, 1963 Gaumont, Hanley, ENG

March 4, 1963 Plaza Ballroom, St. Helens, ENG

March 7, 1963 Elizabethan Ballroom, Nottingham, ENG

March 8, 1963 Royal Hall, Harrogate, ENG

Package Tour with Chris Montez, Tommy Roe, The Beatles, Terry Young Six, The Viscounts, Debbie Lee & Tony Marsh)

March 9, 1963 East Ham Granada, London, ENG

March 10, 1963 Hippodrome, Birmingham, ENG (2 shows 5.30 & 8.00. The Beatles had to be smuggled into the Hippodrome disguised as coppers!)

March 12, 1963 Granada, Bedford, ENG

March 13, 1963 Rialto, York, ENG (2 shows 6.40 & 8.45)

March 14, 1963 Gaumont, Wolverhampton, ENG

March 15, 1963 Colston Hall, Bristol, ENG (2 shows 6.30 & 8.45)

March 16, 1963 City Hall, Sheffield, ENG (2 shows 6.10 & 8.40)

March 17, 1963 Embassy, Peterborough, ENG

March 18, 1963 Regal, Gloucester, ENG

March 19, 1963 Regal, Cambridge, ENG

March 20, 1963 ABC, Romford, ENG

March 21, 1963 ABC Cinemas, Croydon, ENG

March 22, 1963 ABC, Doncaster, ENG (The Beatles released their debut album, Please Please Me, the same day as this show)

March 23, 1963 City Hall, Newcastle, ENG

March 24, 1963 Empire, Liverpool, ENG (The headliner, Chris Montez, kindly let them close this show - seeing as it was in their home town. But his kind gesture soon backfired, because the management decided that they should close all the other ones as well! Paul said: “It was embarrassing as hell for him. I mean, what could you say to him? Sorry, Chris? He took it well.”)

March 26, 1963 Granada, Mansfield, ENG

March 27, 1963 ABC, Northampton, ENG (2 shows 6.30 & 8.45)

March 28, 1963 ABC, Exeter, ENG

March 29, 1963 Lewisham Odeon, London, ENG

March 30, 1963 Guildhall, Portsmouth, ENG

March 31, 1963 De Montfort Hall, Leicester, ENG

April 2, 1963 Azena Ballroom, Sheffield, ENG (supported by Mark Stone and the Aidens & Count Linsey III and the Skeletons)

April 4, 1963 Stowe School Roxburgh Hall, Stowe, ENG

April 6, 1963 Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, ENG

April 7, 1963 Ocean View Hotel, Portsmouth, ENG

April 8, 1963 Leyton Baths, Leyton, ENG

April 9, 1963 Gaumont State Cinema, London, ENG

April 10, 1963 Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, ENG

April 11, 1963 Co-Operative Hall, Middleton, ENG

April 12, 1963 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG

April 15, 1963 Riverside Dancing Club, Tenbury Wells, ENG

April 17, 1963 Majestic Ballroom, Luton, ENG

April 18, 1963 Royal Albert Hall, London, ENG

April 19, 1963 King's Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, ENG

April 20, 1963 Mersey View Pleasure Grounds, Frodsham, ENG

April 21, 1963 Empire Pool, Wembley, ENG

April 21, 1963 Pigalle Club, London, ENG

April 23, 1963 Floral Hall, Southport, ENG

April 24, 1963 Majestic Ballroom, London, ENG

April 25, 1963 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, ENG (2 shows 5.30 & 8.00)

April 26, 1963 Music Hall, Shrewsbury, ENG

April 27, 1963 Memorial Hall, Northwich, ENG

May 11, 1963 Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, ENG

May 14, 1963 Rink Ballroom, Sunderland, ENG

May 15, 1963 Royalty Theatre, Chester, ENG

May 17, 1963 Grosvenor Rooms, Norwich, ENG

Spring 1963 Roy Orbison/The Beatles Tour

THE ROY ORBISON/BEATLES TOUR, 1963

The Beatles were supposed to be second on the bill but their popularity was rapidly rising, and Roy Orbison was persuaded to give them equal billing. Also on the bill were Gerry & The Pacemakers, David Macbeth, Louise Cordet, Erkey Grant, Ian Crawford, The Terry Young Combo and Tony Marsh.

May 18, 1963 Adelphi, Slough, ENG (2 shows 6.00 & 8.30)

May 19, 1963 Gaumont, Hanley, ENG

May 20, 1963 Gaumont, Southampton, ENG

May 22, 1963 Gaumont, Ipswich, ENG

May 23, 1963 Odeon, Nottingham, ENG

May 24, 1963 Granada, Walthamstow, ENG

May 25, 1963 City Hall, Sheffield, ENG

May 26, 1963 Empire, Liverpool, ENG

May 27, 1963 Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, WAL

May 28, 1963 Gaumont, Worcester, ENG

May 29, 1963 Rialto, York, ENG

May 30, 1963 Odeon, Manchester, ENG (2 shows 6.25 & 8.45. Apple's future press-man, Derek Taylor, attended this concert as a reviewer for the Daily Express)

May 31, 1963 Odeon, Southend-on-Sea, ENG

June 1, 1963 Granada, Tooting, ENG

June 2, 1963 Hippodrome, Brighton, ENG

June 3, 1963 Woolwich Granada, London, ENG (2 shows 6.45 & 9.00)

June 4, 1963 Town Hall, Birmingham, ENG (2 shows 6.30 & 8.45)

June 5, 1963 Odeon, Leeds, ENG

June 7, 1963 Odeon, Glasgow, SCOT

June 8, 1963 City Hall, Newcastle, ENG

June 9, 1963 King George's Hall, Blackburn, ENG

June 10, 1963 Pavilion, Bath, ENG (supported by The Colin Anthony Combo & Chet and the Triumphs)

June 12, 1963 Grafton Rooms, Liverpool, ENG

June 13, 1963 Palace Theatre Club, Cheshire, ENG

June 13, 1963 Southern Sporting Club, Manchester, ENG

June 14, 1963 Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, ENG

June 15, 1963 City Hall, Salisbury, ENG

June 16, 1963 Odeon, Romford, ENG

June 21, 1963 Odeon, Guildford, ENG (2 shows 6.15 & 8.30)

June 22, 1963 Town Hall, Abergavenny, WAL

June 25, 1963 Astoria Ballroom, Middlesbrough, ENG

June 26, 1963 Majestic Ballroom, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, ENG

June 28, 1963 Queen's Hall, Leeds, ENG (with Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band)

June 30, 1963 ABC, Great Yarmouth, ENG

July 5, 1963 Plaza Ballroom, Old Hill, ENG

July 6, 1963 Memorial Hall, Northwich, ENG

July 7, 1963 ABC Theatre, Blackpool, ENG (2 shows 6.00 & 8.15)

July 8-13, 1963 Winter Gardens, Margate, ENG (2 shows each night 6.30 & 8.45)

July 14, 1963 ABC Theatre, Blackpool, ENG

July 19-20, 1963 Ritz Ballroom, Rhyl, WAL

July 21, 1963 Queen's Theatre, Blackpool, ENG

July 22-27, 1963 Odeon, Weston-Super-Mare, ENG (2 shows each night 6.15 & 8.30, with Gerry & The Pacemakers, Lana Sisters, Tommy Wallis & Beryl, Sons Of The Piltdown Men, Tommy Quickly & (compere) Billy Baxter)

July 28, 1963 ABC, Great Yarmouth, ENG

July 31, 1963 Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, ENG

August 2, 1963 Grafton Rooms, Liverpool, ENG

August 3, 1963 The Cavern Club, Liverpool, ENG (The Beatles Last appearance at the Cavern)

August 4, 1963 Queen's Theatre, Blackpool, ENG

August 5, 1963 Abbotsfield Park, Urmston, ENG

August 6-7, 1963 The Springfield Ballroom, Jersey, Channel Islands

August 8, 1963 Candie Gardens, Guernsey, Channel Islands

August 9-10, 1963 The Springfield Ballroom, Jersey, Channel Islands

August 11, 1963 ABC Theatre, Blackpool, ENG (2 shows each night 6.00 & 8.15)

August 12-17, 1963 Odeon Cinema, Llandudno, WAL (2 shows each night 6.30 & 8.50)

August 18, 1963 Princess Theatre, Torquay, ENG

August 19-24, 1963 Gaumont, Bournemouth, ENG

August 25, 1963 ABC Theatre, Blackpool, ENG (2 shows each night 6.00 & 8.15)

August 26-31, 1963 Odeon Cinema, Southport, ENG (2 shows each night 6.25 & 8.40)

September 4, 1963 Gaumont, Worcester, ENG

September 5, 1963 Gaumont, Taunton, ENG

September 6, 1963 Odeon, Luton, ENG (2 shows 6.30 & 8.45, supported by Ian Crawford And The Boomerangs, Mike Berry And The Innocents, Freddie Starr And The Midnighters & Rocking Henry And The Hayseeds)

September 7, 1963 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, ENG (2 shows 6.15 & 8.45)

September 8, 1963 ABC Theatre, Blackpool, ENG

September 13, 1963 Public Hall, Preston, ENG

September 14, 1963 Memorial Hall, Northwich, ENG

September 15, 1963 Royal Albert Hall, London, ENG (The Great Pop Prom 1963)

October 5, 1963 Concert Hall, Glasgow, SCOT

October 6, 1963 Carlton, Kirkcaldy, SCOT (2 shows 6.30 & 9.00)

October 7, 1963 Caird Hall, Dundee, SCOT

October 11, 1963 Trentham Gardens, Trentham, ENG

October 13, 1963 London Palladium, London, ENG (Sunday Night At The London Palladium)

October 15, 1963 Floral Hall, Southport, ENG

October 19, 1963 Pavilion Gardens Ballroom, Buxton, ENG

October 25, 1963 Sundsta Läroverk, Karlstad, SWE (supported by Svend Millers Popstars & The Phantoms)

October 26, 1963 Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm, SWE (Both John and Paul received electric shocks at this show. Paul said: "It's a horrible feeling. I felt like all my teeth had dropped out")

October 27, 1963 Cirkus, Gothenburg, SWE

October 28, 1963 Borashallen, Boras, SWE

October 29, 1963 Sporthallen, Eskilstuna, SWE (When The Beatles returned home after this tour, Brian Epstein bumped into Ed Sullivan at Heathrow Airport, and pitched a deal to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show)

THE BEATLES TOUR OF BRITAIN, 1963

The support acts were Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers, The Brook Brothers, The Vernon Girls, The Kestrels and compere/comedian Frank Berry.

November 1, 1963 Odeon, Cheltenham, ENG

November 2, 1963 City Hall, Sheffield, ENG

November 3, 1963 Odeon, Leeds, ENG (2 shows 5.15 & 7.45)

November 4, 1963 Prince of Wales Theatre, London, ENG (Royal Variety Performance)

November 5, 1963 Adelphi, Slough, ENG

November 6, 1963 ABC, Northampton, ENG

November 7, 1963 Adelphi, Dublin, IRE

November 8, 1963 Ritz, Belfast, NI

November 9, 1963 East Ham Granada, London, ENG

November 10, 1963 Hippodrome, Birmingham, ENG

November 12, 1963 Guildhall, Portsmouth, ENG (Cancelled, rescheduled for December 3rd)

November 13, 1963 ABC, Plymouth, ENG (2 shows 6.15 & 8.30)

November 14, 1963 ABC Cinemas, Exeter, ENG (2 shows 6.15 & 8.30)

November 15, 1963 Colston Hall, Bristol, ENG

November 16, 1963 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, ENG

November 17, 1963 Coventry Theatre, Coventry, ENG

November 19, 1963 Gaumont, Wolverhampton, ENG

November 20, 1963 Apollo, Manchester, ENG (ABC, Ardwick)

November 21, 1963 ABC, Carlisle, ENG (2 shows 6.15 & 8.30)

November 22, 1963 Globe, Stockton-on-Tees, ENG

November 23, 1963 City Hall, Newcastle, ENG

November 24, 1963 ABC, Hull, ENG

November 26, 1963 Regal, Cambridge, ENG

November 27, 1963 Rialto, York, ENG

November 28, 1963 ABC, Lincoln, ENG

November 29, 1963 ABC, Huddersfield, ENG (2 shows 6.15 & 8.30)

November 30, 1963 Empire, Sunderland, ENG

December 1, 1963 De Montfort Hall, Leicester, ENG

December 2, 1963 Grosvenor House Hotel, London, ENG

December 3, 1963 Guildhall, Portsmouth, ENG (rescheduled from November 12th)

December 7, 1963 Empire Theatre, Liverpool, ENG (Northern Area Fan Club Convention. The Beatles filmed two shows for the BBC. First they recorded an edition of "Juke Box Jury", followed by a concert filmed for broadcast as "It's The Beatles")

December 7, 1963 Odeon, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows)

December 8, 1963 Lewisham Odeon, London, ENG (2 shows 6.30 & 8.45)

December 9, 1963 Odeon, Southend-on-Sea, ENG

December 10, 1963 Gaumont, Doncaster, ENG

December 11, 1963 Futurist Theatre, Scarborough, ENG

December 12, 1963 Odeon, Nottingham, ENG

December 13, 1963 Gaumont, Southampton, ENG (A steel barrier was erected to keep the fans away from the stage. This was the first time that such drastic measures had been felt necessary)

December 14, 1963 Wimbledon Palais, London, ENG (Concert for members of the Southern Area Fan Club)

December 15, 1963 Alpha Television Studios, Birmingham, ENG (UK TV "Thank Your Lucky Stars" miming to "I Want To Hold Your Hand", "All My Loving", "Twist And Shout" & "She Loves You")

December 17, 1963 Playhouse Theatre, London, ENG (UK Radio "Saturday Club")

December 18, 1963 Paris Theatre, London, ENG (UK Radio "From Us To You")

December 21, 1963 Gaumont, Bradford, ENG (The Beatles Christmas Show with Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, Rolf Harris, The Fourmost, Barron Knights with Duke D'Mond, Tommy Quickly, Cilla Black)

December 22, 1963 Empire Theatre, Liverpool, ENG (The Beatles Christmas Show with Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, Rolf Harris, The Fourmost, Barron Knights with Duke D'Mond, Tommy Quickly, Cilla Black)

December 24, 26-28 & 30-31, 1963 Finsbury Park Astoria, London, ENG (The Beatles Christmas Show with Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, Rolf Harris, The Fourmost, Barron Knights with Duke D'Mond, Tommy Quickly, Cilla Black)

1964

January 1-10, 1964 Finsbury Park Astoria, London, ENG (The Beatles Christmas Show with Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, Rolf Harris, The Fourmost, Barron Knights with Duke D'Mond, Tommy Quickly, Cilla Black)

January 11, 1964 Palladium, London, ENG

January 15, 1964 Cinema Cyrano, Versailles, FRA

January 16-20, 22-27 & 29-February 4, 1964 Olympia Theatre, Paris, FRA

February 9, 1964 CBS Studio 50, New York City, NY (The Ed Sullivan Show)

February 11, 1964 Washington Coliseum, Washington DC

February 12, 1964 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (2 shows 7.00 & 9.30)

February 16, 1964 Deauville Hotel, Miami, FL (The Ed Sullivan Show

Spring 1964 UK Tour

April 19, 1964 IBC Studios, London, ENG (Around The Beatles TV special)

April 26, 1964 Empire Pool, Wembley, ENG

April 29, 1964 ABC Cinemas, Edinburgh, SCOT

April 30, 1964 Odeon Cinemas, Glasgow, SCOT

May 31, 1964 Prince of Wales Theatre, London, ENG (2 shows 6.00 & 8.30)

Spring / Summer 1964 World Tour

Before the tour was due to go, Ringo was taken to hospital suffering from acute tonsillitis and pharyngitis, and had to pull out. He was replaced by drummer Jimmy Nicol.

June 4, 1964 KB Hallen, Copenhagen, DEN

June 6, 1964 Exhibition Hall, Blokker, NED (Veilinghal, Blokker, NED)

June 10, 1964 Princess Theatre, Hong Kong

The Beatles Australian Tour 1964

June 12-13, 1964 Centennial Hall, Adelaide, AUS (2 shows each night 6.00 & 8.45)

June 15-17, 1964 Festival Hall, Melbourne, AUS (2 shows each night 6.00 & 8.45. Ringo re-joined the tour and Jimmy Nicol went home)

June 18-20, 1964 Sydney Stadium, Sydney, AUS (2 shows each night 6.00 & 8.45)

June 22-23, 1964 Town Hall, Wellington, NZ

June 24-25, 1964 Town Hall, Auckland, NZ

June 26, 1964 Town Hall, Dunedin, NZ

June 27, 1964 Majestic Theatre, Christchurch, NZ

June 29-30, 1964 Festival Hall, Brisbane, AUS

July 12, 1964 Hippodrome Theatre, Brighton, ENG

July 19, 1964 ABC Cinema, Blackpool, ENG

July 23, 1964 London Palladium, London, ENG

July 26, 1964 Opera House, Blackpool, ENG

July 28-29, 1964 Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, SWE

August 2, 1964 Gaumont, Bournemouth, ENG

August 9, 1964 Futurist Theatre, Scarborough, ENG

August 16, 1964 Opera House, Blackpool, ENG (2 shows 6.20 & 8.15, supported by The Kinks, Tony Marsh, Adrienne Poster, Val McCallum, High Numbers & The Hearts)

Summer 1964 United States & Canada Tour supported by Jackie De Shannon, The Righteous Brothers, The Bill Black Combo and The Exciters.

August 19, 1964 Cow Palace, Daly City, CA

August 20, 1964 Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

August 21, 1964 Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA

August 22, 1964 Empire Stadium, Vancouver, BV

August 23, 1964 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA (The Beatles first concert at the Hollywood Bowl)

August 26, 1964 Red Rock Amphitheatre, Denver, CO

August 27, 1964 Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH

August 28-29, 1964 Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York City, NY (Forest Hills Music Festival)

August 30, 1964 Convention Hall, Atlantic City, NJ

September 2, 1964 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, PA (Because of an ugly race-riot a couple of days before the show, The Beatles played in front of a virtually all-white audience)

September 3, 1964 Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis, IN

September 4, 1964 Milwaukee Arena, Milwaukee, WI

September 5, 1964 International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL

September 6, 1964 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI

September 7, 1964 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

September 8, 1964 Forum, Montreal, QC

September 11, 1964 Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, FL

September 12, 1964 Boston Garden, Boston, MA

September 13, 1964 Civic Centre, Baltimore, MD (2 shows 4.00 & 8.30)

September 14, 1964 Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

September 15, 1964 Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH

September 16, 1964 City Park Stadium, New Orleans, LA

September 17, 1964 Municipal Stadium, Kansas City, MO (The famous Kansas City concert. Brian Epstein had originally ear-marked this as a rest day, but a wealthy promoter offered him a hundred and fifty grand to play a single show!)

September 18, 1964 Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX

September 20, 1964 Paramount Theatre, New York City, NY

1964 Autumn UK Tour supported by Mary Wells, The Rustiks, Michale Haslam, Sounds Incorporated and Tommy Quickly. The shows were compered by Bob Bain.

October 9, 1964 Gaumont, Bradford, ENG

October 10, 1964 De Montfort Hall, Leicester, ENG

October 11, 1964 Odeon, Birmingham, ENG

October 13, 1964 ABC, Wigan, ENG

October 14, 1964 ABC, Manchester, ENG

October 15, 1964 Globe, Stockton-on-Tees, ENG

October 16, 1964 ABC, Hull, ENG

October 19, 1964 ABC, Edinburgh, SCOT

October 20, 1964 Caird Hall, Dundee, SCOT

October 21, 1964 Odeon, Glasgow, SCOT

October 22, 1964 Odeon, Leeds, ENG

October 23, 1964 Gaumont State, Kilburn, ENG

October 24, 1964 Granada, Walthamstow, ENG

October 25, 1964 Hippodrome, Brighton, ENG

October 28, 1964 ABC, Exeter, ENG

October 29, 1964 ABC, Plymouth, ENG

October 30, 1964 Gaumont, Bournemouth, ENG

October 31, 1964 Gaumont, Ipswich, ENG

November 1, 1964 Finsbury Park Astoria, London, ENG

November 2, 1964 King's Hall, Belfast, NI

November 4, 1964 Ritz, Luton, ENG

November 5, 1964 Odeon, Nottingham, ENG

November 6, 1964 Gaumont, Southampton, ENG

November 7, 1964 Capitol Centre, Cardiff, WAL

November 8, 1964 Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool, ENG

November 9, 1964 City Hall, Sheffield, ENG

November 10, 1964 Colston Hall, Bristol, ENG (The last date of their short British tour ended on a high note. Just as they were coming to the end of 'If I Fell', some Bristol University students up in the gantry dropped some bags of flour on their heads!)

December 24-26 & 28-31, 1964 Hammersmith Odeon, London, ENG (The Beatles 1964 Christmas Shows)

1965

January 1-2, 4-9 & 11-16, 1965 Hammersmith Odeon, London, ENG (The Beatles 1964 Christmas Shows continued)

April 11, 1965 Empire Pool, Wembley, ENG (NME Poll Winners Concert 1965)

1965 European tour

June 20, 1965 Palais De Sports, Paris, FRA (2 shows)

June 22, 1965 Palais d'Hiver, Lyon, FRA (2 shows)

June 24, 1965 Velodromo, Milan, ITY (2 shows 4.30 & 9.30)

June 26, 1965 Palazzo dello Sport, Genoa, ITY (2 shows 4.30 & 9.30)

June 27-28, 1965 Teatro Adriano, Rome, ITY (2 shows each day 4.30 & 9.30)

June 30, 1965 Palais des Fetes, Nice, FRA

July 2, 1965 Plaza de Toros de Madrid, Madrid, SPA

July 3, 1965 Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Barcelona, SPA

August 1, 1965 ABC Theatre, Blackpool, ENG

1965 US Tour supported by the King Curtis Band, Brenda Holloway and Sounds Incorporated.

August 15, 1965 Shea Stadium, New York City, NY

August 17, 1965 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON (2 shows 4.00 & 8 ep)

August 18, 1965 Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, GA

August 19, 1965 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX (2 shows 3.30 & 8.00)

August 20, 1965 Comiskey Park, Chicago, IL (2 shows)

August 21, 1965 Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis, MN

August 22, 1965 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (2 shows)

August 28, 1965 Balboa Stadium, San Diego, CA

August 29-30, 1965 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA (The Beatles third concert at The Hollywood Bowl. Seven of these songs made it onto the 1977 album 'The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl')

August 31, 1965 Cow Palace, Daly City, CA (2 shows)

1965 UK Tour supported by The Moody Blues, The Paramounts, The Koobas, Beryl Marsden and Steve Aldo. (The Moody Blues featured Denny Laine on guitar - who later played with Paul in Wings.)

December 3, 1965 Odeon, Glasgow, SCOT (2 shows) (This was the day that Alf Bicknell taped John's guitar to the roof of the truck, only to see it fall off and get smashed to pieces on the motorway!)

December 4, 1965 City Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, ENG (2 shows)

December 5, 1965 Empire, Liverpool, ENG (2 shows) (The Beatles last-ever concert in Liverpool)

December 7, 1965 Apollo, Manchester, ENG (2 shows)

December 8, 1965 City Hall, Sheffield, ENG (2 shows) (Gaumont, Sheffield, ENG)

December 9, 1965 Odeon, Birmingham, ENG (2 shows)

December 10, 1965 Hammersmith Odeon, ENG (2 shows)

December 11, 1965 Finsbury Park Astoria, ENG (2 shows)

December 12, 1965 Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, ENG (2 shows)

1966

May 1, 1966 Empire Pool, Wembley, ENG

Summer 1966 Germany Mini-Tour supported by Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers and Peter & Gordon.

June 24, 1966 Circus Krone Building, Munich, GER

June 25, 1966 Grugahalle, Essen, GER

June 26, 1966 Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg, GER

Summer 1966 Asia Mini-Tour

June 30-July 1-2, 1966 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, JPN (Their first concert at the Budokan Hall. Huge crowds of protesters had gathered throughout the day, because the Budokan was supposed to be a memorial to their war dead, and it had only ever held martial arts displays.)

July 4, 1966 Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Manila, PHIL (2 shows 4.00 & 8.30)

Summer 1966 US tour

Prior to this tour starting, Datebook magazine published John's 'Jesus' comment in the States and there was uproar! Twenty-two radio stations immediately banned their discs and organized some Nazi-like book burnings, with kids chucking in their records and memorabilia. The situation was deemed so dangerous that Brian Epstein even considered cancelling the tour. The support acts were The Ronettes, The Cyrkle and The Remains.

August 12, 1966 International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL

August 13, 1966 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI

August 14, 1966 Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, OH (Supported by The Cyrkle, The Ronnettes & The Remains)

August 15, 1966 D. C. Stadium, Washington DC

August 16, 1966 JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

August 17, 1966 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

August 18, 1966 Suffolk Downs Racecourse, Boston, MA

August 19, 1966 Memphis Coliseum, Memphis, TN (The famous 'fire-cracker' concert)

August 21, 1966 Crosley Field, Cincinnati, OH (Originally scheduled for the 20th but postponed due to rain)

August 21, 1966 Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO (Supported by The Cyrkle, The Ronnettes & The Remains)

August 23, 1966 Shea Stadium, New York City, NY

August 25, 1966 Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA

August 28, 1966 Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

August 29, 1966 Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA (Their last-ever concert, caged inside a six-foot-high wire fence. Supported by The Cyrkle, The Ronnettes & The Remains)

1967

January 28, 1967 Roundhouse, London, ENG (Million Volt Light and Sound Rave)

1969

January 30, 1969 Apple Records headquarters rooftop, London, ENG (with keyboardist Billy Preston. The Beatles' last live performance together)

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