Friday, 22 March 2013

The Beatles return to the Gaumont in Doncaster

On 22 March 1963, on the same day that their first LP Please Please Me was released in the UK, the Beatles returned to the Gaumont Cinema in Doncaster (Yorkshire) for a gig on the Chris Montez and Tommy Roe UK tour.

They had already played there with Helen Shapiro on February 5, 1963. The Gaumont Cinema unfortunately no longer exists, having been demolished in 2009. The cinema could seat about 2,000 people and many famous British and international acts appeared on stage: The Rolling Stones for example, and even Buddy Holly.

They would return there later that year, on 10 December 1963

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