Live: Empire Theatre, Liverpool

The 25th date of The Beatles’ 1964 British tour was a return to their hometown, Liverpool. It was their first live appearance in the city since 22 December 1963.

They performed two concerts on this night, for which they were paid £850. Their set throughout the tour 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 5.40pm and 8pm.

A number of special guests attended the show. Afterwards, John Lennon and Mersey Beat editor Bill Harry visited the parents of Stuart Sutcliffe. Lennon was given a blue abstract artwork painted by the former Beatle.

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