The Beatles’ diary -- October 1961

October 1961

Monday, 9th October

John’s 21st birthday.

Sunday, 15th October

Performance at the Albany Cinema in Maghull, Liverpool.

They played another show at the Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool later in the day.

The Beatles played a charity show at the Albany Cinema. Also on the bill was comedian Ken Dodd, who made a complaint about their “terrible music.” When Paul reminded him about it many years later, he denied ever having met them!

Monday, 16th October

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Tuesday, 17th October

Performance at the David Lewis Club in Liverpool.

Wednesday, 18th October

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Thursday, 19th October

Performance at the Town Hall Ballroom in Litherland, Liverpool.

The eighth issue of ‘Mersey Beat’ came out with a long article by Bob Wooler listing 273 different rock ‘n’ groups in the Liverpool area alone.

Friday, 20th October

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

They played another show at the Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool later in the day.

Saturday, 21st October

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Sunday, 22nd October

Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

Monday, 23rd October

Polydor finally released ‘My Bonnie’ b/w ‘The Saints’ into the shops – the German shops. But that didn’t matter – because the Beatles had their own their private copies and handed them out to people like Bob Wooler, who started playing it at the Cavern.

Tuesday, 24th October

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Wednesday, 25th October

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Thursday, 26th October

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Friday, 27th October

Performance at the Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

Saturday, 28th October

Performance at the Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool.

The Beatles’ enthusiastic plugging of the ‘My Bonnie’ single all over Liverpool finally paid off when Raymond Jones walked into Brian Epstein’s record store and ordered one.

Sunday, 29th October

Performance at the Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool.

Monday, 30th October

Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Tuesday, 31st October

Performance at the Town Hall Ballroom in Litherland, Liverpool.


 
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