Did you see tribute to The Beatles in Norwich this lunchtime?

Band Sounds Imperial celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles Norwich gig with a rooftop tribute on the balcony of the Forum, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams Band Sounds Imperial celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles Norwich gig with a rooftop tribute on the balcony of the Forum, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

Friday, May 17, 2013
4:07 PM

People in Norwich were left looking to the skies outside The Forum this lunchtime as music was blasted out across the city.

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Band Sounds Imperial celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles Norwich gig with a rooftop tribute on the balcony of the Forum, Norwich. Photo: Steve AdamsBand Sounds Imperial celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles Norwich gig with a rooftop tribute on the balcony of the Forum, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

It was the sounds of The Beatles coming from the top of The Forum to mark the 50th anniversary of when the Fab Four came to play their one and only concert in Norwich.

It was Friday, May 17, 1963 when Beatlemania reached Norwich, when the Liverpudlian rock band played the Grovesnor in Prince of Wales Road.

That venue may now be a KFC fast food restaurant - but the memory of that special gig lives on as one of the musical highlights of the city’s music history.

Local band Sounds Imperial were the quartet responsible for covers of several songs by The Beatles bringing some unexpected fun to the city, organised by BBC Radio Norfolk editor David Clayton.

- For the full story and more photos, see tomorrow’s Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.

4 comments

  • It was the Grosvenor Rooms which was not on the KFC site

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    Albert Cooper

    Friday, May 17, 2013

  • Thoreauwasright

    Friday, May 17, 2013

  • I believe the Grosvenor Rooms Site is now occupied by a Tyre Fitting Company

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    Orson Carter

    Saturday, May 18, 2013

  • Well done guys, Tonight at The Farmhouse pub Colman rd I will be doing a 60's 70's disco but predominantly playing The BeatlesThe Silver BeatlesTony Sheridan tracks.Tony's tracks because he was born Thorpe St Andrew and after playing in London with Eddie Cochran and many other great artists he settled in Hamburg where he had The Beatles back him on lots of his tracks. Any funds raised going to Help For Heroes. Free to get in, just come and have a drink and listen to Abracadabra Disco.

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    Christopher Neave

    Friday, May 17, 2013

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