The Beatles in East Anglia

It's fifty years this week since The Beatles toured the Anglia region. They played the Granada Theatre in Bedford on 12th March 1963 and went on to tour Peterborough, Cambridge, Northampton, Luton, Norwich, Ipswich, Southend, and Great Yarmouth.

Memories of The Beatles in East Anglia 50 years ago

It's fifty years this week since The Beatles toured the region. The Fab Four played The Granada Theatre in Bedford half a century ago not as the headline act but supporting the then far more popular 16-year-old sensation Helen Shapiro.

The Beatles went on to tour Peterborough, Cambridge, Northampton, Luton, Norwich, Ipswich, Southend, and Great Yarmouth.

ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray's been delving through the archives and meeting some of the fans who saw the the Beatles at the beginning. Click below to watch her report.

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Beatles tour of East Anglia - 50 years on

It's fifty years this week that The Beatles toured the Anglia region. The Fab Four played the Granada Theatre in Bedford half a century ago on March 12th 1963 not as the headline act but supporting the then far more popular sixteen-year-old sensation Helen Shapiro.

They went on to tour Peterborough, Cambridge, Northampton, Luton, Norwich, Ipswich, Southend, and Great Yarmouth.

Click below to watch a rare Beatles interview with Anglia Television's John McGregor in October 1964 when the band were playing Ipswich.