Some time in July 1960, The Silver Beatles played at the Embassy Ballroom in Wallasey, Wirral, across the River Mersey from Liverpool. It was around this time that the group were going through drummers – Tommy Moore, Ronnie the “Ted”, Jackie Lomax, Paul McCartney and then Norman Chapman, who was soon to be joining the army. They were also trying to settle on the group’s name; Silver Beetles, Silver Beatles, Beetles, Beatals and eventually The Beatles.
Few details are known about this one-off performance.
The building is now a furniture store, though the original stage is still there, and even the original curtains. For a full list of over 100 venues The Beatles played around Liverpool, see “Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles”, now in its Third edition.