Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Beatles Live at the ABC Cinema in Croydon

Ever heard of West Croydon? Well, neither did I, but it is a suburb of London where The Beatles played one show during the Chris Montez and Tommy Roe concert series.

The venue for the concert on Thursday 21 March was the ABC cinema (previously called The Savoy). It was a popular place where other great artitsts from Liverpool and the rest of the world performed (the Everly Brothers, Bill Fury, Cliff Richard, The name but a few)

The cinema later changed its name to "Cannon" and "Safari". Unfortunately it was demolished at the beginning of the 21st century.

It must have been exiting times for the Beatles, because one day later their first "real" LP was released (not counting the Tony Sheridan LP).

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