Thursday, 17 February 2011

The Beatles at St John's Hall, Tuebrook

After the Beatles returned from their first Tour of Duty in Hamburg, they were looking for gigs to play in and around Liverpool. Mona Best (Pete's mum) let them play in her Casbah Coffee Club but also created "Casbah Promotions" together with her son.

On Friday 17 February, 1961 The Beatles were paid £20 for their concert at St. John's Hall on Snaefell Avenue in Tuebrook (Liverpool). Appearing together with the "Fabulous Beatles Rock Combo" were Gene Day and the Jango Beats.

The Beatles knew Gene Day & the Jango Beats (later they were called Earl Preston and the Tempest Tornadoes), because when they arrived back from Hamburg they didn't have their equipment with them and had to borrow Gene Day's stuff for a gig in the Casbah.

Remember that The Beatles had been deported from Hamburg (George underaged,

Copyright info for the poster:

  1. It's a low resolution copy of an advertising poster.
  2. It doesn't limit the copyright owner's rights to sell the poster in any way.
  3. Because of the low resolution, copies could not be used to make illegal copies of the poster.
  4. The image is itself a subject of discussion in the article or used in the infobox.
  5. The image is significant because it was used to promote a performance that has not been well documented.

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