On This Day In 1962/3: The Beatles hit Coventry

On this day 1962 and 1963 The Beatles played in Coventry in 1962, they played at The Matrix on Fletchamstead Highway before hitting the big time in 1963 when the singles ‘From Me To You’ and ‘She Loves You had both’ made number one, with ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ just about to do the same. This when they took ‘The Beatles Autumn Tour’ to Coventry Theatre.

The box office opened for Beatles tickets at 10am on October 14, 1963 with tickets selling out in hours. Many thousands of people stretched from the Coventry Theatre booking office all the way up to Cook Street Gate, some camping out spending the night dancing and listening to Beatles songs. Check out some imagery of them below;

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