Bid to reunite 'rubbish' Beatles gig audience





An effort is being made to reunite 19 people who watched The Beatles play in a town hall before the band had their first hit.

Billy Shanks is helping to lead the search for the audience members of the 1963 gig in Dingwall, Ross-shire.

He said others who went to see The Beatles thought their music was rubbish and left to join an audience of 1,200 watching a local band in Strathpeffer.

A reunion event has been planned for 8 April this year.

Members of the original audience will also unveil a plaque on the town hall recalling The Beatles gig.

Mr Shanks, of Dingwall Business Association, said eight of the 19 had been traced so far.

He told the BBC Good Morning Scotland programme a performance by local band, the Melotones, in nearby Strathpeffer had been a bigger attraction on the night....



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