Live: Gaumont Cinema, Ipswich

The Beatles’ second and final visit to Ipswich in Suffolk was the 18th date of their 1964 British tour. They had previously performed at the same venue, the Gaumont Cinema, on 22 May 1963 as part of their tour with Roy Orbison.

The Beatles performed two concerts each night on the tour, for which they were paid £850. Their set contained 10 songs: Twist And Shout, Money (That’s What I Want), Can’t Buy Me Love, Things We Said Today, I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, I Should Have Known Better, If I Fell, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day’s Night and Long Tall Sally.

The support acts on the tour were The Rustiks, Sounds Incorporated, Michael Haslam, The Remo Four, Tommy Quickly and Mary Wells, and the compère was Bob Bain. The evening’s two shows began at 6pm and 8.30pm.

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