9th December 1961: The Beatles play to 18 people in Aldershot “Sam Leach, The Beatles’ then agent, and wanting to become their manager, attempted to introduce the group to London agents by promoting a gig at The Palais Ballroom, Aldershot, on 9th December 1961. The show was not advertised properly and, as a result, only 18 people attended. Weeks after this Brian Epstein became the group’s manager.”
1962. The Beatles performing at the Star Club during their second tour in Hamburg, Germany. From left to right: John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. The Beatles became the “house” band of the club and had to play long and hard, from 8 pm to 4 am. They were paid $500 a week. The Star Club had a capacity up to 1000 and they always packed the club with their loud, brash, fast, rock music Germans loved. #Beatles #1962 #StarClub
Feb. 21,1961: For what is almost surely a rare occasion in their stage career, the Beatles play three separate gigs in three venues on one day: a lunchtime show at the Cavern followed by and evening show at Liverpool's Casanova Club and a nighttime gig across town at Litherland Town Hall.