The Beatles’ diary -- July 1960

July 1960

It was around this time that Allan Williams got involved with the New Cabaret Artistes Club in Upper Parliament Street. He hired a guy called Lord Woodbine to run it, and they started booking strippers. Paul recalled a lovely lass called Janice: “She bought sheets of music for us to play all her arrangements. She gave us a bit of Beethoven and the Spanish Fire Dance. So in the end we said, ‘We can’t read music, sorry, but instead of the Spanish Fire Dance we can play ‘The Harry Lime Cha Cha’, and instead of the ‘Sabre Dance’ we’ll give you ‘Ramrod’.” They even found another drummer for the occasion – Norman Chapman, but he only lasted three weeks because he got conscripted into the army! (National Service was abolished at the end of the year, so The Beatles got away with it.) Paul …

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Saturday, 2nd July

Performance at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey.

Thursday, 7th July

Performance at the Institute in Neston, Wirral.

Saturday, 9th July

Performance at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey.

Saturday, 16th July

Performance at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey.

Saturday, 23rd July

Performance at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey.

Saturday, 30th July

Performance at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey.


 
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