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Royal Albert Hall - London, U. K.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 51° 30.088 W 000° 10.668
30U E 695872 N 5709369
Quick Description: The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall situated in London, England. The Beatles played here in September 15, 1963.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/21/2013 8:30:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMH4KN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Web-ling
Views: 21

Long Description:
"Great Pop Prom, Royal Albert Hall, London
2.00pm, Sunday 15 September 1963

On this day The Beatles headlined the Great Pop Prom, an afternoon show at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The prom was an annual fundraising event for the Printers' Pension Corporation, promoted by the teen magazines Valentine, Marilyn and Roxy. Eleven other acts appeared on the bill, and the compère was DJ Alan Freeman.

The Beatles also did a photo session behind the Royal Albert Hall with The Rolling Stones. This was the only time the two groups performed at the same show.

""Standing up on those steps behind the Albert Hall in our new gear, the smart trousers, the rolled collar. Up there with the Rolling Stones we were thinking, "This is it - London! The Albert Hall! We felt like gods!""
Paul McCartney"

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"The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall situated on the northern edge of the South Kensington area, in the City of Westminster, London, England, best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941.

It is one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world's leading artists from every kind of performance genre have appeared on its stage. Each year it hosts more than 350 performances including classical concerts, rock and pop, ballet and opera, tennis, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and banquets.

The hall was originally supposed to have been called The Central Hall of Arts and Sciences, but the name was changed by Queen Victoria to Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences when laying the foundation stone as a dedication to her deceased husband and consort Prince Albert. It forms the practical part of a national memorial to the Prince Consort – the decorative part is the Albert Memorial directly to the north in Kensington Gardens, now separated from the Hall by the road Kensington Gore."
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Location:
South Kensington London U.K.


Type of location: Concert venue

Connection to The Beatles:
On this day The Beatles headlined the Great Pop Prom.


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