HISTORY will repeat itself as a Beatles tribute act will head to Clacks to stand where the originals once did.

The Beatles played Alloa Town Hall in May 1960 during their first professional tour, three years before Beatlemania gripped the nation.

Now, the Mersey Beatles, a world-renowned tribute act, will return to the Town Hall on Friday, September 22 to celebrate 60 years since the release of the Beatles’ debut album, Please Please Me.

Like their counterparts, The Mersey Beatles all hail from Liverpool and were the resident tribute band at the iconic Cavern Club.

The band, made up of Mark Bloor, Steven Howard, Craig McGown and Brian Ambrose, have played the Cavern more than 600 times and are now ready to set off on a 50-date UK tour.

Steven said: “We’ve played Alloa Town Hall twice before and those shows were just incredible.

“Clackmannanshire certainly loves the Beatles and the Alloa audience are always on their feet dancing from the very first song.”

A plaque was recently placed at Alloa Town Hall to commemorate the Beatles’ gig back in 1960, funded by local historians and fans Robert Ferguson and Malcolm Robinson.

The plaque serves to celebrate Alloa’s role in the history of the Fab Four, being the location of their first ever Scottish gig.

The Mersey Beatles show mainly focuses on the hits that topped the charts during the early days and heights of Beatlemania, but also taps into the psychedelic music the Beatles produced in their later years.

Mark added: “We pride ourselves on bringing a new show to audiences every night – no two shows are ever the same.

“This year, we are playing many songs from the Beatles’ first to albums, together with many fan favourites and live rarities and it’s going down a storm with fans around the country.

“This is our biggest ever UK tour so can’t wait to get back to Alloa and rock the Town Hall there – just as our heroes did in 1960!”

Tickets are available from ticketsource.co.uk and cost £22.50.