The Silver Beatles at the Embassy Bingo Hall

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.  

Embassy Bingo Hall, Wallasey
The Embassy Bingo Hall – the small stage now supports a bed for sale

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.

David Bedford

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David Bedford grew up in The Dingle, attended the primary school that Ringo Starr did, before moving to Penny Lane, where his three daughters attended Dovedale Primary School, where John Lennon and George Harrison had previously attended.His first book, "Liddypool" was published in 2009, now in its third edition. His second book, "The Fab one hundred and Four" was published in 2013, and his third book, "Finding the Fourth Beatle" was published in 2018. He was also the Associate Producer and Beatles historian for the documentary feature film, "Looking for Lennon".He is working on several other projects at the moment,

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