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Did you see The Beatles rock Norwich 55 years ago?

PUBLISHED: 13:24 13 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:24 13 June 2018

Tribute band The Mersey Beatles PHOTO: Rhodes Media

Tribute band The Mersey Beatles PHOTO: Rhodes Media

Rhodes Media

It would have been a memorable night for any followers of the Fab Four.

The Beatles at the Grosvenor in Norwich in 1963. Picture: Collect/Eastern Counties NewspapersThe Beatles at the Grosvenor in Norwich in 1963. Picture: Collect/Eastern Counties Newspapers

And Beatles fans who saw the group perform in Norwich in the 1960s are now being asked to share their memories of the event.

John, Paul, George and Ringo rocked the city’s Grosvenor Rooms back in 1963 – and a top Liverpool-born tribute band want to hear all about it.

The Mersey Beatles are collecting memories from people who attended The Beatles’ last gig in Norwich 55 years ago, so they can project the stories onto a screen when they sing in the city later this year.

The tribute band, who were formed in 1999, are touring the country on their Get Back UK tour and are playing the very same towns and cities that their namesakes did during the days of Beatlemania.

The Beatles at the Grosvenor in Norwich in 1963. Picture: Collect/Eastern Counties NewspapersThe Beatles at the Grosvenor in Norwich in 1963. Picture: Collect/Eastern Counties Newspapers

Fewer than 80 of the 200-plus British venues The Beatles played between 1957 and 1966 remain today. Many of the historic dance halls, theatres and cinemas that shook to the original Merseybeat sound have been demolished – including the Grosvenor Rooms.

Mark Bloor, who plays John Lennon in the tribute concerts, said: “All our shows are a massive celebration of the best band and best music ever made and audiences always play a huge part in the experience. We like people to get up on their feet, dance and join in.

“For this, our biggest ever UK tour, we want as many of those fans who were at the original gigs to relive those golden days by capturing their stories and memories and including them as part of the show.”

Steven Howard, who plays Paul McCartney, added: “We are going to play the exact same set list as The Beatles did the last time they played in Norwich as well as performing some surprises.”

Copy of a ticket to a Beatles show at the Grosvenor Rooms in Prince of Wales Road Norwich. The ticket is dated May 17th 1963 .The ticket is also signed by thefour Beatles, Paul McCartney, Rnigo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison. Picture: ArchantCopy of a ticket to a Beatles show at the Grosvenor Rooms in Prince of Wales Road Norwich. The ticket is dated May 17th 1963 .The ticket is also signed by thefour Beatles, Paul McCartney, Rnigo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison. Picture: Archant

The band wants to hear from people who were there about their highlights, whether they met the band – and what made the four so special.

Tickets for The Mersey Beatles show at Epic Studios, on Magdalen Street, on Thursday, November 15 are on sale now from the venue or from www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Please email your memories of The Beatles in Norwich to merseybeatles@rhodesmedia.com

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