September 1964

The Beatles return to England from America

The Beatles’ first US tour had ended the night before, with a concert in New York City. On this day the group and their entourage flew back to London Airport (now Heathrow), arriving at 9.35pm.

Live: Paramount Theatre, New York City

The Beatles performed for no fee at this charity concert in aid of the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City and Retarded Infants Services. It was the last date of their first full US tour.

Day off in Alton, Missouri

Following their concert in Dallas, Texas on 18 September 1964, The Beatles were flown to a ranch in Missouri for a rest day.

Live: Memorial Auditorium, Dallas

This was The Beatles’ only concert in Dallas, Texas. They topped a bill which also included, in order of appearance, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, and Jackie DeShannon.

Live: Municipal Stadium, Kansas City

The Beatles weren’t originally scheduled to perform at the Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Their day off was cancelled, however, after local promoter Charles O Finley persuaded the group’s manager Brian Epstein to let them play.

Live: City Park Stadium, New Orleans

This was The Beatles’ only concert in New Orleans, Louisiana. They played before a capacity crowd of 12,000 at the City Park Stadium, and were in the city for less than 24 hours.

Live: Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio

The Beatles performed one show at the Public Auditorium, also known as the Public Hall, in Cleveland, Ohio. Also on the bill were, in order of appearance, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, and Jackie DeShannon.

Live: Civic Arena, Pittsburgh

The Beatles performed one concert on this day, to an audience of 12,603. Their only show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania took place at the Civic Arena, the world’s first major indoor sports stadium with a retractable roof.

Live: Civic Center, Baltimore

This was The Beatles’ only visit to Baltimore. They performed two shows at the Civic Center, to a total of 28,000 fans. The support acts were The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, and Jackie DeShannon.

Live: Boston Garden, Boston

The Beatles played just once concert on this night, before 13,909 fans. It was their only visit to the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Live: Gator Bowl, Jacksonville

The Beatles performed one concert at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. It was their only performance in the US state.

George Harrison buys Mornyork Ltd

On this day George Harrison bought a shelf company Mornyork Ltd, which he turned into a music publishing company Harrisongs Ltd. He was on tour in the US at the time, so the transaction would most likely have been made on his behalf by NEMS Enterprises.

Day off in Key West, Florida

The Beatles were to have had a rest day in Jacksonville, Florida, but stayed in Key West until Hurricane Isabel passed.

Live: Forum, Montreal, Canada

The Beatles performed two concerts on this night at the Forum in Montreal, Canada, to a total of 21,000 fans. It was their only visit to the city.

Live: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada

The Beatles performed two concerts on this night at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada. A total of 35,522 tickets were sold for the shows, making $93,000 for the group.

Live: Olympia Stadium, Detroit

The Beatles performed two concerts at the 15,000-capacity Detroit Olympia on this day. The other acts on the bill were, in order of appearance, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, and Jackie DeShannon.

Live: International Amphitheatre, Chicago

The Beatles performed one concert at Chicago’s International Amphitheatre on this day. The other acts on the bill were, in order of appearance, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, and Jackie DeShannon.