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Holt sings The Beatles

Hundreds of people packed into the north Norfolk town of Holt this weekend to celebrate fifty years of Beatles music.

Organiser Tom Appleton talking about the 'Holt Howl' where 600 people came together in song

They formed a giant choir - so big the town centre had to be closed for the performance. It was the culmination of months of planning and rehearsals.

Local people, schools and businesses were all invited to come along and sing some of the best known Beatles songs.

All the money raised will go to the Holt Youth Project which helps children in the town.

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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.

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.