East Ham • Saturday, March 9, 1963

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City:
East Ham
Location:
Granada Cinema

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From March 9th 1963 – The Beatles first Concert in London – Beatles in London:

On 9th March 1963, the Beatles played their first official concert in London at the Granada Cinema, East Ham. Although the Beatles were already huge in Liverpool and Hamburg, Brian Epstein delayed their London debut until they had a hit record. The Granada was typical of the Art Deco Cinemas around London that hosted pop concerts. Most of the week it would the latest films, but occasionally it would act as a music venue. The named stars of the tour were Americans Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, but the Beatles were getting so popular that it was decided that they should close the half half of the show. During this tour they sang: Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste of Honey, Do You Want to Know a Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Stand There. They had about 15-20 minutes on stage – a far cry from the 6 hours a night they were doing in Hamburg only a few months before. Despite hosting many great concerts in the 60s, when demand for the cinema dropped, the Granada became a Bingo club. The building is now a ‘Flipout’ Trampoline arena.

From March 9th 1963 – The Beatles first Concert in London – Beatles in London

Last updated on March 23, 2022

Granada Cinema

This was the 1st concert played at Granada Cinema.

A total of 2 concerts have been played there • 1963Mar 9thNov 9th

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