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The Beatles in the South-East
« on: January 18, 2024, 16:05:57 pm »
Between March 1963 and November 1964 the Beatles played twenty six concerts in the south-east. These were:

21.03.63     Croydon ABC Cinema
30.03.63     Portsmouth Guildhall
07.04.63     Portsmouth Ocean View Hotel
25.04.63     Croydon Fairfield Halls
02.06.63     Brighton Hippodrome
21.06.63     Guildford Odeon Cinema
08.07.63     Margate Winter Gardens
09.07.63     Margate Winter Gardens
10.07.63     Margate Winter Gardens
11.07.63     Margate Winter Gardens
12.07.63     Margate Winter Gardens
13.07.63     Margate Winter Gardens
19.08.63     Bournemouth Gaumont Cinema
20.08.63     Bournemouth Gaumont Cinema
21.08.63     Bournemouth Gaumont Cinema
22.08.63     Bournemouth Gaumont Cinema
23.08.63     Bournemouth Gaumont Cinema
24.08.63     Bournemouth Gaumont Cinema
07.09.63     Croydon Fairfield Halls
16.11.63     Bournemouth Winter Gardens
03.12.63     Portsmouth Guildhall
12.07.64     Brighton Hippodrome
02.08.64     Bournemouth Gaumont Cinema
25.10.64     Brighton Hippodrome
30.10.64     Bournemouth Gaumont Cinema
06.11.64     Southampton Gaumont Cinema

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Re: The Beatles in the South-East
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2024, 17:39:15 pm »
The Beatles may have played more than twenty six concerts in the south-east. When I gave that figure, I neglected to take account of the fact that, in the sixties, often groups played twice in one evening, an early and a late set. Certainly that was the case when they played the Brighton Hippodrome on 25 October 1964. There they gave concerts starting at 6:00 pm and 8:45 pm, which was the same for all venues at which they played on that tour.

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Re: The Beatles in the South-East
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2024, 10:22:47 am »
Does anyone know where the Ocean View Hotel is/was in Portsmouth? A google search against that specific name gives a nil response. There is an Ocean Hotel in Portsmouth. Could it be that the Ocean View Hotel shortened its name to this?

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Re: The Beatles in the South-East
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2024, 15:28:56 pm »
i think it probably is the same, stayed at the Ocean once after a brewery do in the Leisure centre but no idea if they had a function room. I've put a posting on the local brewery website, lot of ex draymen on there so might get a response
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