THE Beatles only played Blackburn once in their career when they appeared at King George’s Hall with Roy Orbison on June 9, 1963.

If you were there, you could play a starring role in a new show coming to Blackburn later this year.

Leading tribute band The Mersey Beatles are bringing their Get Back UK tour to Blackburn in November as they are visiting venues around the UK as the original Fab Four did during the days of Beatlemania.

And as part of their interactive show, The Mersey Beatles will feature treasured stories and memories from fans who saw John, Paul, George and Ringo when they played King George’s Hall back in 1963.

So, were you there? What was your highlight of the gig? Did you meet the band? Did you scream? Did you meet your sweetheart while Twisting and Shouting? What made The Beatles so special?

The Mersey Beatles will project these stories – and the names of the fans who supplied them – onto big screens during their King George’s Hall show.

Formed in 1999, The Mersey Beatles – Mark Bloor (John), Steven Howard (Paul), Craig McGown (George) and Brian Ambrose (Ringo) – were the resident band at Liverpool’s world-famous Cavern Club for more than a decade and have toured the world many times over.

Mark 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, dancing and joining in.

“For this, our biggest ever UK Tour, we are playing the same venues and towns the Fab Four played back in the days of Beatlemania. We want as many of those fans who were at the original gigs to relive those golden days. And what better way than to capture their stories and memories and include them as part of the show?

“So, if you were at the original gigs, or your parents or grandparents were, then please get in touch. We’d love to hear those stories and share them at each show.”

Anyone with any memories of that Blackburn show, should email them to

The Mersey Beatles show will cover all areas of The Beatles career from Beatlemania to Sgt Pepper and Abbey Road.

Steven added: “We take the audience on a real journey through all the Beatles’ albums and hits, and for this historic tour we have also added two special sections. We will play the same set list as played by The Beatles the last time they played King George’s Hall and a special 50th anniversary tribute to the hits and seminal tracks from The White Album.

“There are some truly sensational tracks on The White Album that we know audiences will absolutely love. We cannot wait for the tour to start – it’s going to be incredible!”

The Mersey Beatles, King George’s Hall, Blackburn, Friday, November 9. Details from 0844 947 1664 or