The Beatles konserter på ’Odeon Cinema’ i Birmingham
Under torsdagen körde Alf Bicknell The Beatles till The Moody Blues hemstad, Birmingham i hällregn. På Odeon Cinema på New Street, gav gruppen sina två sista konserter i denna stad. The Beatles hade varit i Birmingham en gång tidigare och spelat på Odeon Cinema, nämligen den 11 oktober 1964.
Alf Bicknell minns:
Drove down to Birmingham in torrential rain. The heavens just opened up on us. Still we managed to get there in on piece. Birmingham is a nightmare to get around, it’s so big and expanding all the time. I think it was a Sunday the last time we were here. Didn’t seem much different as I didn’t get a chance to get out anyway. The boys are really giving their all on this tour, both on the stage for the fans and back stage! They are hell bent on having a good time. And why not! The police were good to us again, as in fact they have been for most of the time. It usually costs a few autographs, not always by the boys I might add, but it helps to keep people happy. Brian likes to see that everyone, especially the boys, is kept happy. I just wish he’s smile a bit more himself. He takes so much on does that man. It’s back down to London tomorrow, where Brian feels better and more at home and in control.
Bilden nedan visar Beatlesfans den 1 november 1965, efter att de hade köat hela natten för att komma över biljetter till konserterna den 9 december 1965. Köerna började formera sig utanför Odeon Cinema på New Street redan 10 timmar innan biljettkassorna öppnade.