Friday, December 24, 2010

Holiday Gig

December 24, 1960

Happily, the Wallasey Corporation must have gotten the violence associated with jive shows under control at the Grosvenor Ballroom.  The Beatles last played there back in July, just before the left on their German odyssey.  They, along with Derry and the Seniors, play a Christmas Eve gig at that venue.  The Seniors are the band that preceded the Beatles to Hamburg and were heard to complain to Allen Williams, "Why are you sending that bum band the Beatles over to spoil it for everyone?"  In their defense, they later became friends and supporters when they saw the progress the boys were making musically.

Happy Christmas, Beatle fans everywhere!

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