Beatles History - 1963: Live: Empire Theatre, Liverpool (Roe/Montez tour)

1963: Live: Empire Theatre, Liverpool (Roe/Montez tour)

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Event Description

A triumphant homecoming show for The Beatles, who gave a performance at the Empire Theatre. It was their first performance in the city in over a month, and came in the same week their debut album Please Please Me was released.

Chris Montez remembered: "I was touring England with Tommy Roe and an unknown group called the Beatles. They were booked to get the show going and they had such energy and power. They played me their album, 'Please Please Me', before it was released and I wasknocked out. I couldn't stop singing 'I Saw Her Standing There'. It was such a great song. I was top of the charts and topping the bill, but when wegot to Liverpool, I said, 'This is your town, you close the show, I'm not the headliner here.' They were amazed that I should say that." multiplus books