The Paul McCartney Project

Operation Big Beat • Friday, November 10, 1961

ConcertBy The Beatles (part of 1961 Liverpool Area Concerts)EveningTimeline More from year 1961
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Tower Ballroom

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From – A photograph of Pete Best and Paul McCartney in 1961. The black & white image was developed in the 1980s from the original negative and shows the pair posing with singer Emile Ford. It was taken at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton during the Operation Big Beat concert on 10th┬áNovember 1961. The Beatles performed at this event along with Rory Storm & The Hurricanes, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Remo Four and Kingsize Taylor. There is a Dick Matthews copyright stamp on the reverse along with names and the date in blue pen. It measures 21.5cm x 16.5cm (8.5 inches x 6.5 inches). There are some patches of sticker residue on the front and some creasing to the corners and edges. The condition is very good minus.

Last updated on June 7, 2020

Tower Ballroom

This was the 1st concert played at Tower Ballroom.

A total of 26 concerts have been played there • 1961Nov 10thNov 24thDec 1stDec 8thDec 15thDec 26th1962Jan 12thJan 19thJan 26thFeb 15thFeb 16thFeb 23rdMar 2ndApr 6thJun 21stJun 29thJul 13thJul 21stJul 27thAug 17thSep 14thSep 21stOct 12thNov 23rdDec 1stDec 7th

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