Live: Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden

5.00pm, Saturday 26 October 1963 (50 years ago)

The second night of The Beatles’ 1963 tour of Sweden saw two shows at the Kungliga Tennishallen (royal tennis hall) in the capital, Stockholm.

The concerts took place at 5pm and 8pm. The Beatles’ setlists for both featured nine songs: Long Tall Sally, Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There, From Me To You, A Taste Of Honey, Chains, Boys, She Loves You and Twist And Shout.

Despite their popularity in Sweden, The Beatles were second on the bill to Joey Dee and the Starliters. Ticket prices were between 8 and 12 SKr, and The Beatles’ fee for the night was £140.

After the second concert John Lennon and Ringo Starr went to a party held by Joey Dee at the Foresta Hotel, but Paul McCartney and George Harrison returned to the Continental Hotel, where The Beatles stayed that night.

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