Tuesday, 28 May 2013

50th Anniversary of The Beatles first appearance at Brighton Hippodrome

Today we hand over to another guest blogger - Geoff Goodyear, a member of the British Beatles Fan Club, is here to tell us about an important anniversary coming up this weekend...

Beatles fans, in particular, will be interested to hear of this forthcoming anniversary. The Beatles Bible Website informs us that on the 2nd June 1963 at 8pm The Beatles played the 15th date of their UK tour with Roy Orbison at the Hippodrome Theatre on Middle Street, Brighton.

Were you there, and if so, what are your memories of this concert?

They performed a seven-song set on this tour, and included :
  • Some Other Guy
  • Do You Want To Know A Secret
  • Love Me Do
  • From Me To You
  • Please, Please Me
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Twist And Shout. 
This was the first of three occasions on which The Beatles performed at The Hippodrome. They returned on 12th July 1964, and 25th October 1964. The Hippodrome is now closed to the public, otherwise it might have been possible to have hired a Beatles Tribute Band to play at the venue on the anniversary. Unfortunately, many buildings where The Beatles performed, up and down the country, have long since been demolished, so it is a bonus that the Hippodrome is still there.

If you are in Brighton on 2nd June, you may wish to pay your respects in person. The Hippodrome is situated in Middle Street, in the City Centre. I'll be there! Otherwise, you may wish to simply raise a glass to the "Fab Four," the most famous, and arguably the greatest pop band of all time.

Thanks Geoff, we did also manage to find this snippet on YouTube of the Fab four at the Hippodrome:

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