The Beatles’ diary -- 9th December 1961

Saturday, 9th December 1961

UK singles chart
  1. Tower Of Strength – Frankie Vaughan
  2. His Latest Flame / Little Sisters – Elvis Presley
  3. Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean
  4. Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee
  5. Moon River – Danny Williams
UK albums chart
  1. Another Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  2. South Pacific – Original Soundtrack
  3. Something For Everybody – Elvis Presley
  4. The Black And White Minstrel Show – The George Mitchell Minstrels
  5. The Shadows – The Shadows

Performance at the Blue Gardenia Club in Soho, London.

They played another show at the Palais Ballroom in Aldershot later in the day.

The Beatles played a gig in Aldershot and only eighteen people turned up. Sam Leach said: “I’d meant to put an ad in the paper but it hadn’t got out. Maybe I forgot. We went round all the local cafes, telling people, ‘Hey, there’s a dance on up the road.’ We said that we’d let them in for nothing if they came.” The Beatles were so depressed they ended up playing football with some Bingo balls on the floor, and got kicked out by the police! It was this near-disaster that persuaded them that they needed a full-time manager.



 
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