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It's The Beatles! Part 3: 30/- Each A Night — They Nearly Disbanded. Then Came The Epstein Touch

Tony Barrow, Liverpool Echo, 23 October 1963

IN JULY 1961 at Litherland Town Hall, a Crosby man put on a show which could now pack Liverpool Stadium twice over and probably leave thousands of disappointed ticket applicants. The name of this young and obviously astute ballroom/club promoter was Brian Kelly. The name of his all-star attraction was the Beatmakers, a fabulous combination of the Beatles and Gerry's Pacemakers!

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