On 18 August 1962, a young drummer named Richard Starkey climbed on-stage at Hulme Hall in The Wirral. The occasion was the 17th annual dance of the local Horticultural Society, and the first time the full line-up of The Beatles played together. This summer, Liverpool celebrates the band’s half-century with a series of Fab Four-themed events. The Cavern Club is hosting tribute gigs each Saturday, Hulme Hall is recreating the aforementioned occasion on 18 August, and for two nights the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing specially arranged versions of Lennon and McCartney classics.
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