26 January 1963

Radio broadcast:

Saturday Club
BBC Light Programme, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Recorded 22 January

"Any group with so uncompromising a name as the Beatles has much to overcome to win recognition from those who have little interest in Hit Parade music. Why did they choose the name? John Lennon, the leader, says (and we quote): 'It came to us in a flaming pie and spoke these words: From this day on you are the Beatles with an A.'" - Radio Times

El Rio Club, El Rio Dance Hall, Queen Victoria Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Rescheduled from a provisional 19 January booking. Also on the bill was Wayne Fontana and the Jets.

"This Saturday direct from Saturday Club and Thank Your Lucky Stars, Parlophone Sensational Hit Recorders - THE BEATLES plus Manchester's top rockers Wayne Fontana and the Jets."
- local advertisement, 24 January

"The Beatles Shop will stage its 15th Fab Four memorabilia auction in Liverpool next Saturday during the city's annual Beatles convention... Big-money items in the sale include Beatle autographs obtained at the El Rio club, Macclesfield, in January 1963"

Source: The Guardian, 19 August 2005

King's Hall, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

John and Paul started to compose "Misery" backstage at King's Hall, crafting it specifically for imminent tourmate Helen Shapiro. This concert contained a one-off Beatles performance of the Rooftop Singers' current hit "Walk Right In".

January 26, 1963
A complete ticket from this show was auctioned for £646 at Sotheby's on 20 September, 2001.

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