Rolling Stones 1963 gig at Wisbech Corn Exchange marked

2023-09-11 12:17:49  • 2 mins

By Katy Prickett and John Devine

BBC News, East

A Grade II listed venue built in 1811 as an exchange hall and gentlemen's club is marking 60 years since the Rolling Stones took to its stage.

Wisbech Corn Exchange hosted the band in the summer of 1963, billing them as "the south's answer to Liverpool".

Kevin Rodgers went as a 14-year-old, but admitted remembering very little except he paid six and a half shillings to get in "which is about 32p today".

The derelict hall is open to visitors until Sunday.

Mr Rodgers said: "Everybody was excited, all the management, Norman Jones was very excited about getting the Rolling Stones here because he knew how good they would be.

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