SO8455 : It was fifty years ago today...

taken 6 years ago, near to Worcester, Worcestershire, Great Britain

It was fifty years ago today...
It was fifty years ago today...
Fifty years ago tonight on 28 May 1963, The Beatles, along with Roy Orbison, played the Gaumont in Worcester. Another group, Gerry and the Pacemakers were also part of this tour. Today, the venue is a Gala Bingo Hall. Originally on this tour, The Beatles opened for Orbison, though as they grew in popularity with 'From Me To You' at number 1 in the charts, Roy Orbison agreed to shared billing and allowed The Beatles to close each night. Later that year, on 4 September, The Beatles returned to this venue headlining as the headline act.

Worcester's Gaumont was also the venue where many other legendary artists played including: Buddy Holly; Gene Vincent; Eddie Cochran; Cliff Richard and the Shadows; The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix was actually third on the bill in early 1967, incongruously Des O'Connor was headlining. In 1973, a then unknown Queen supported Mott the Hoople here.
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Tuesday, 28 May, 2013   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 28 May, 2013
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Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services 
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Theatre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8490 5530 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.7435N 2:13.3398W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8489 5530
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