McCartney Home, Forthlin Road, Liverpool - The Beatals
3 May 1960
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool - Rory Storm and The Hurricanes
10 May 1960
Wyvern Social Club (The Blue Angel), Liverpool
The Silver Beetles or The Silver Beats
(Long John Silver, Paul Ramone, Carl Harrison, Stuart de Stael)
20 May 1960
Town Hall, Alloa, Scotland - Long John and The Silver Beetles
McCartney Home, Forthlin Road, Liverpool - "THE BEATLES"
July - September 1960
Rock and Calypso Ballroom, Wales - Rory Storm and The Hurricanes
17 August 1960
The Indra, Hamburg, Germany - finally, "THE BEATLES"
The Bambi Kino, Hamburg Germany
Grosse Hafenrundfahrt, Hamburg Germany
The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany - Rory Storm and The Hurricanes
28 September 1960
Harold's Cafe, Hamburg, Germany
Heiligengeistfeld Square, Hamburg, Germany
Brodersweg, Hamburg, Germany
McCartney Home, Forthlin Road, Liverpool
1960 was probably the most problematic year in The Beatles' career.
The year certainly had its up and downs. John, Paul and George were struggling to maintain a band status. Drummers came and went.
Stu Sutcliffe joined the band and his inability to play bass well surely impeded progress. Band names came and went but, ultimately, it was this year that they finally settled on "The Beatles". 1960 was a make-it or break-it year and in December, after returning from their first trip to Hamburg, the band almost broke up. Luckily they didn't because in 1961 they finally were headed on the road to fame.