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The Beatles in 1963, left to right, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison
The Beatles in 1963, left to right, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison
The Rampant at the ramparts of Portchester Castle in 1967. L to r: Peter Richardson (aka Ritchie Peters  they turned his name around) vocals, Ron Hughes guitar, Ken Hughes (his brother) drums, Don Golding bass, Mick Cooper Hammond organ.

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Beatlemania is in the air again!

This Friday it will be 50 years to the day since The Beatles’ debut single, Love Me Do, was first released.

And fans in this area will be ready to celebrate the charts birth of the most famous pop group in history.

Some will have been lucky enough to have seen the lads in concert in Portsmouth.

They appeared twice in 1963 but, on the second occasion, not without some initial disappointment.

Having played the venue in March, they were due to reappear there for November 12, 1963 but the performance was postponed when Paul McCartney was stricken with gastric flu. It was rescheduled and went ahead on December 3.

If you have a memory of the group in Portsmouth or want to pay you own tribute to The Beatles, post a comment on this page or e-mail newsdesk@thenews.co.uk including your name and marking your e-mail Beatles Tribute.

To read a Remember When feature on the postponed concert in 1963, click here