Liverpool • Friday, January 27, 1961

ConcertBy The Beatles • Part of the 1961 Liverpool Area Concerts
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Aintree Institute

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From Lot 274 – THE BEATLES – ORIGINAL 1961 HANDBILL. ( – An original handbill from January 1961 listing two events, Fri 27th at the Aintree Institute with ‘The Sensational Beatles’ and to the verso advertising the following night with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. Measures approx 5 x 8”. In very good condition.

Last updated on September 19, 2023

Aintree Institute

This was the 6th concert played at Aintree Institute.

A total of 31 concerts have been played there • 1961Jan 7th (Evening)Jan 13thJan 14thJan 18thJan 21st (Evening)Jan 27thJan 28th (Evening)Feb 8th (Evening)Feb 10th (Evening)Feb 15th (Evening)Feb 18thFeb 22nd (Evening)Feb 25th (Evening)Mar 1stMar 4thMar 8th (Evening)Mar 11th (Evening)Jul 21st (Evening)Jul 28thAug 4th (Evening)Aug 12thAug 18th (Evening)Aug 19thAug 26thSep 2ndSep 9thSep 16thSep 23rdOct 28thNov 11th1962Jan 27th

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Keith Williamson 4 months ago

Hi Everybody
My Band The Asteroids played at the Aintree Institute in Liverpool on the same bill as the Beatles.
Has anyone got any info on this, We actually won a battle of the bands on the same night.
Keith Williamson
Lead guitarist at the time

The PaulMcCartney Project 4 months ago

Hi Keith, what awesome memories! I'm afraid I didn't find much online regarding the battle of the bands or The Asteroids.

I found the following mention of the Asteroids and Aintree Institute:

Today in Merseybeat: June 3, 1961
At the New Temple Ballroom on 24 Dale Street, it's the grand opening of the Valentine Rock Club. Appearing are Dale Roberts & The Jaywalkers/ Ian & The Zodiacs/ The Big Three and "Swinging Cilla". The club would only last into August. The same night The Big Three were also at Aintree Institute with The Dynamos/ The Strangers/ Atherton's own Night Boppers and Cliff Roberts & His Rockers (who also played that night at the Orrell Park Ballroom with Faron's Tempest Tornadoes/ Ian & The Zodiacs and The Asteroids). At the Cavern it's Kenny Ball's Jazzmen and Gerry & The Pacemakers.

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