THE BEATLES AT THE URMSTON SHOW
The Beatles appeared at The Urmston Show on
Bank Holiday Monday 5 August 1963.
Headlining an outdoor musical event now recognised as the forerunner to the
annual music festivals that take place around the country today.
The compere was TV presenter David 'Diddy' Hamilton who revealed
he got paid £10.50 for being the announcer and whipped up the crowd
with a long intro of Give me a B, Give me an E and so on until they spelt out
the BEATLES sending everyone into a frenzy!
Peter Noone of Hermans Hermits was in the crowd and spellbound.
A local lad from Davyhulme he remembers they appeared on stage
dressed in their collarless grey suits and launched into 'Some Other Guy'
followed by 'Fortune Teller'
He described the music, energy and charisma of
The Beatles as something indescribable.
He states "In the early Beatles days John Lennon was the clear leader,
and Paul was still a handsome second fiddle. George looked the coolest,
and the youngest, which drew all the pretty girls towards his edge of the stage,
because the other 20-year-old Beatles were WAY too old for their tastes.
Ringo was a drummer, so no girls tried to catch his attention
because he was so busy leading the band."
ALSO PAUL HAS WRITTEN TO TRAFFORD COUNCIL
FOR A BLUE PLAQUE TO BE ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE
DID YOU KNOW...?
The Beatles performance at the Urmston Show came
two days after their last ever performance at The Cavern Club in Liverpool?!
COMING SOON ...THE STORY OF THAT SHOW!
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