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.

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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.