THE BEATLES AT THE OASIS CLUB
THE BEATLES PLAYED AT THE OASIS CLUB ON FOUR
OCCASIONS AND MORE THAN ANY OTHER MANCHESTER VENUE.
ADDRESS: Off Albert Square...
THE OASIS CLUB, 45/47LLOYD ST, MANCHESTER
The Beatles FIRST perfomed at the Oasis Club on Friday 2 February 1962
A landmark event as it was Brian Epstein’s first professionally
organised out-of-town date for The Beatles.
Manager Tony Stuart of Kennedy Street enterprises booked the group.
Their set was listed as follows:
The Hippy Hippy Shake
Sweet Little Sixteen
The Shiek Of Araby
September In The Rain
Dizzy Miss Lizzie
Take Good Care Of My Baby
Till There Was You
What A Crazy World We Live In
Like Dreamers Do
Hello Little Girl
So How Come
Ooh My Soul
To Know Her Is To Love Her or Hully Gully
Roll Over Beethoven
The Love Of The Loved
Dance/Twist In The Street
Hugh Goodwin co-owner of the club still has a copy of the receipt signed
by Brian Epstein for a series of Beatles appearances at the Oasis for the sum of £25.00 !
Hugh was impressed with Brian Epsteins management as he was the only
manager to bother with advance publicity for his group playing at the club.
No one ever bothered promoting ahead of a show back then!
The Beatles other dates at the OASIS CLUB...
29 September 1962
8 December 1962
22 February 1963
RE: The Beatles at the Oasis.
I saw The Beatles on two separate occasions at the Oasis.
Using the set list illustrated in the site article these were probably September and December 1962, as they performed "Love Me Do" at both gigs - once prior to the song charting and then again after it made the top twenty.
Although John and Paul sang lead on the bulk of the songs, I remember George singing lead on The Coasters number "Three Cool Cats" and Ringo doing the honours on "Boys" by The Shirelles.
Incidentally, as I recall, The Beatles got more audience reaction than any other act I saw at the club.
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