Sunday, October 28, 2012

Another Step Up

October 28, 1962

Brian Epstein, armed with a record in the charts connects with Arthur Howes, a big time concert promoter in Britain.  Howes immediately books the Beatles into a tour with another successful recording artist, Helen Shapiro.  In addition, he books them (unpaid) into a show in his own home town of Peterborough, so he can get all look at them and see what all the fuss is about for himself.

On the same day the Beatles headline at Liverpool's premier venue, the Empire Theatre.  Many years ago this theater was instrumental in the formation of the Beatles when Johnny and the Moondogs participated in a battle of the bands competition there back in 1959.  John and Paul didn't win then, but they are on top now.

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