On This Day in 1963
The third of Brian Epstein’s Mersey Beat Showcase concerts. It took place at the Majestic Ballroom in Finsbury Park, London.
Two thousand fans saw The Beatles perform at the venue. The other acts on the bill were Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Big Three, and Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas. All of which were managed by Epstein.
This was the only occasion on which The Beatles performed at the Majestic Ballroom. Prior to the show they met scriptwriter Peter Clayton here. It was to discuss ideas for a feature film, although the plans never came to fruition.
Finsbury Park has been a centre for entertainment for many decades. A very popular location for movies and tv shows. After being used for many decades as the foyer area for the cinema, the Majestic Ballroom, then became a Bingo Club in Stroud Green Road. The building was closed in the 1980’s and demolished in 1999.
On a Beatles Tour London visit, you can choose locations that you like and we can build them into your Beatles Tour of London. Abbey Road Studios ( www.abbeyroad.com )where most of the fab Beatles songs were recorded will be included in the tour.