60 years Ago: Beatles Continue With Concerts

For the Beatles, the fourth week of April 1963 was a continuation of their concert schedule. After a rare day off, the group played the Floral Hall in Southport on Tuesday, April 23. On Wednesday, over 2,000 people attended the Mersey Beat Showcase at the Majestic Ballroom in Finsbury Park, London. In addition to the Beatles, the concert featured other Liverpool acts such as Gerry & the Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas. The next evening was another Mersey Beat Showcase, this time at the Ballroom in Croydon, Surrey.

The weekend began with a Friday night show at the Music Hall in Shrewsbury. The next evening, April 27, the group played the Memorial Hall in Northwich.

The following day marked the beginning of a well-deserved two-week break from the hectic schedule that Brian Epstein had assembled.

Today’s trivia questions pertain to what the Beatles did on their Spring of 1963 holiday.

  1. Which three Beatles vacationed together in the Spring of 1963 and where did they go?
  2. Which Beatle did not join the others?
  3. Where did he go on vacation and who did he go with?

Paul, George and Ringo left on April 28, 1963, for a 12-day vacation in Santa Cruz, Tenerife. John did not join the others. Instead, he went on a trip to Spain with manager Brian Epstein.

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