|Set list in Paul McCartney's handwriting includes "Don't Bother Me".|
|Signed by Ringo and John on the reverse.|
The set list illustrated above has been written in the hand of Paul McCartney and signed on the reverse by John and Ringo".
Cheltenham would make it November 1, 1963 - the only time they played there - but the set list doesn't match. Some of this concert was filmed (see footage at the end of the YouTube interview clip), and Ringo was singing "Boys" - not "I Wanna Be Your Man". Their hit single "She Loves You" is not on the list either, and they would have performed that song in November of 1963.
Here's what The Beatles Bible has to say about November 1, 1963:
The Beatles' fourth British tour of 1963 opened on this evening with a performance at the Odeon Cinema in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
This was the group's first series of concerts as unchallenged headliners. The Beatles topped a bill featuring five other acts: The Rhythm & Blues Quartet, The Vernons Girls, The Brook Brothers, Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers, and The Kestrels. The compere on the tour dates was Frank Berry.
The following day a report in the Daily Mirror newspaper carried the headline: "Beatlemania! It's happening everywhere.. even in sedate Cheltenham". This is believed to be the first use of the word in print; by the end of the year it would be widely used.
According to that same article in The Beatles Bible, the set list for that particular tour went like this:
I Saw Her Standing There
From Me To You
All My Loving
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Roll Over Beethoven
Till There Was You
She Loves You
Money (That's What I Want)
Twist And Shout.
The first four numbers of course correspond with the set list now on auction, but on that list, George's "Roll Over Beethoven" is substituted by his own composition "Don't Bother Me" and Ringo's "Boys" by the Lennon-McCartney original "I Wanna Be Your Man".
|Ticket stub for the second show that evening.|
|No indication of two sets by The Beatles in the programme listing.|
The same set list is depicted at the we-buy-beatles website, operated by UK memorabilia specialists, Tracks. That illustration also identifies it as Cheltenham 1963.