Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hambleton, Hill and Anton

January 25, 1961

The Beatles play for the first time at Hambleton Hall in Huyton the first of their engagements for a team of promoters, Wally Hill and Vic Anton.

Stuart Sutcliffe was born here.  Huyton is also the location of Yew Tree Cemetery, where Paul McCartney's mother lies buried perhaps a half mile away from the hall.  I wonder if that fact crossed his mind on the way to the gig.

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