Name/TitleTHE BEATLES AT FAIRFIELD HALLS, CROYDON, APRIL 25TH 1963
About this objectThe Beatles play the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, on April 25th 1963. This was part of the 'Mersey Beat' tour one month after the release of their first album 'Please Please Me'. Also on the bill was Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Big Three, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas (Ringo is playing their drum kit) and Vic Sutcliffe. John Leyton was supposed to be topping the bill but he didn't appear due to illness, so The Beatles topped the bill. The Beatles returned to Fairfield at the height of Beatlemania on Sept 7th 1963. The April concert pictures were only recently rediscovered as a result of the e-hive/Fairfield 50th website. The pictures are important as they show an early Beatles concert early in their career.
Photographer Andy Wright. This picture must not be reproduced in any way. Please contact Getty Images for licensing rights.
Date MadeAPR 1963
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Object number144705380 backstage Ringo and John Beatles 25th April 1963 Fairfield Halls Croydon