It Was 45 Years Ago Today

Hulme Hall

On August 18th 1962 history was made at the above venue in the picturesque village of Port Sunlight, Wirral. Most of those present for the Port Sunlight Horticultural Society After Show Dance would not have known that the group topping the bill had just replaced their drummer, the popular Pete Best, with Ringo Starr.
This concert, therefore, was the first official performance by the Fab Four as we came to know them. The rest as they say is history.

I stopped by this venue today just to reflect on what started all those years ago (to borrow a George song) and listened to a Japanese Hi-quality recording of Abbey Road (ironically the last recorded album by the group)

Ticket and poster for concert

"And in the end the love you take,

Is equal to the love you make."