Chester • Thursday, August 30, 1962

ConcertBy The Beatles • Part of the 1962 Liverpool Area ConcertsEvening
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Country:
United Kingdom
City:
Chester
Location:
Riverpark Ballroom

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From Rare Beatles Chester (UK) Riverpark Ballroom Concert Handbill | Lot #89300 | Heritage Auctions – Rare Beatles Chester (UK) Riverpark Ballroom Concert Handbill (1962). The Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and not quite yet Ringo Starr – were still honing their chops and paying their dues in the summer of 1962 at the time of this concert. It happened a week after John Lennon married Cynthia Powell and just as original drummer Pete Best was being dismissed in favor of Ringo Starr. For this concert, Johnny Hutchinson from The Big Three filled in. The flyer notes that the band was “Now Recording Exclusively for Parlophone” but the initial recording for the label would not be released for a few months. Of additional note is the opening band for the group, another major force in the soon-to-be British Invasion of 1964 – Gerry & The Pacemakers. We’ve never seen another example of this flyer, and its somewhat fragile composition is undoubtedly a factor. Super-thin, it could be easily folded and stuffed in a wallet, as this copy appears to have been. Still, it’s in remarkably good shape with only a few tiny holes along the fold-lines. It measures 7.5″ x 9.5″.

Last updated on November 8, 2021

Riverpark Ballroom

This was the 3rd concert played at Riverpark Ballroom.

A total of 4 concerts have been played there • 1962Aug 16thAug 23rdAug 30thSep 13th

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