The Merseybeats concert at the Benidorm Palace

Next Sunday 3rd of NovemberThe Merseybeats, legendary 60´s pop band, will perform at the Benidorm Palace.

Joining them will be Augie Burr and The Four Shades, a tribute band to Cliff Richard & The Shadows, another legendary group from England who stood out as one of the country’s most popular combos between the late 50s and early 60s.



A bit of history…

Originally called The Mavericks, Tony Crane and Billy Kinsley formed their first band in late 1960 and became The Pacifics in September 1961. They were renamed The Mersey Beats in February 1962 by Bob Wooler, MC at the Cavern Club. Later in April 1962, they became The Merseybeats.

They signed a recording contract with Fontana and had their first hit single in 1963 with “It’s Love That Really Counts”, followed in 1964 by their million-selling recording “I Think of You”which gained them their first gold disc. They suffered a setback when in February 1964 Billy Kinsley left to form his own band. He was replaced by Johnny Gustafson.

The Merseybeats appeared regularly at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, and they claim to have appeared there with The Beatles on more occasions than any other band from that era. They were also successful abroad, touring in Germany and the US in 1964, and having their own Merseybeats Show on Italian television. Note that its performances at the Cavern Club in that decade were really valued by the young audience of the time and along with other bands like The Beatles or Gerry & The Peacemakers converted to Liverpool in one of the activity musical centers in Britain and also in the world.

The current line-up is: Tony Crane, Billy Kinsley, Bob Packham, Dave Goldberg and Lou Rosentha.

Doors will open at 19:30h. and the show will start at 21:00h. Tickets costs 25€. For more information you can check the official Benidorm Palace website.

It will be a night of nostalgic rock n roll not to be missed.

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