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The Beatles and Roy Orbison

The Beatles with Roy Orbison plus Gerry and the Pacemakers in Slough 1963

On this day in 1963, The Beatles kicked off their third nationwide UK package tour. Along with Roy Orbison plus Gerry and the Pacemakers amongst others. The opening venue was the Adelphi Cinema in Slough with two shows starting at 6:00 and 8:30 pm.

Roy Orbison was initially topping the bill, however due to audience demand, the fab four took over top position. With tickets priced at 5/-, 7/6 and 9/6 it was another fab night full of beatlemania and wonderful music.

The Beatles set consisted of ‘Some Other Guy’, ‘Do You Want to Know a Secret’, ‘Love Me Do’, ‘Please Please Me’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, and ‘Twist & Shout’ The tour comprised of twenty one dates and finished on June 9th in Blackburn, Lancashire.

You can visit Beatles sites in London with us when Government restrictions are lifted. We will keep you fully informed at of any changes as soon as they happen. In the meantime Stay Safe and why not check out Roy Orbison at It’s well worth viewing.

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