The Beatles performed two shows at the Coliseum in Seattle on this day, at 3pm and 8pm, on the 12th date of their final tour. The concert took place at the Busch Stadium, and was seen by 23,000 people. The support acts were The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. Read more »
The Beatles were to have performed at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field on the previous day, Saturday 20 August 1966. However, heavy rain and the risk of electrocution led to their performance being postponed until noon on this day.
The support acts on The Beatles’ final tour, The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes, had all performed the day before, prior to the downpour beginning. The Beatles were the only act to play on this day, after which they flew 341 miles to St Louis, Missouri to perform an evening concert.
We had to get up early and get on and play the concert at midday, then take all the gear apart and go to the airport, fly to St Louis, set up and play the gig originally planned for that day. In those days all we had were three amps, three guitars, and a set of drums. Imagine trying to do it now!
The Beatles’ standard set during their final tour consisted of 11 songs: Rock And Roll Music, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Baby’s In Black, I Feel Fine, Yesterday, I Wanna Be Your Man, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer and I’m Down. During the tour they occasionally substituted the final song with Long Tall Sally.
The group had performed in Cincinnati on one other occasion, on 27 August 1964.
The Beatles were due to have played an open-air show at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field on this day. However, the promoter failed to provide a cover for the group, and heavy rain began shortly before they were due to take the stage. Read more »
The eighth date of The Beatles’ final tour took place at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, where they performed two concerts. Read more »
The seventh date of The Beatles’ final tour took place at the Suffolk Downs Racetrack in Boston, Massachusetts, where they gave one concert before 25,000 people. Read more »
The sixth date of The Beatles’ final tour took place at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. It was their only Canadian stop on the tour. Read more »
The fifth date of The Beatles’ final tour took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where they performed one concert before around 20,000 people at the John F Kennedy Stadium. Read more »
The fourth date of The Beatles’ final tour took place in Washington, DC, where they performed one concert before 32,164 people at the DC Stadium. Read more »
The third date of The Beatles’ final tour took place in Cleveland, Ohio, where they performed once concert before 20,000 people. Read more »
The Beatles performed their last two shows at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan on this day. They performed five times in total at the venue over three days. Read more »
The Beatles performed two shows at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan on this day. Read more »
The Beatles’ long journey to Tokyo ended with their arrival at Haneda Airport at 3.40am on this morning. In the evening they played the first of five concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall. Read more »
The Beatles hadn’t been to Hamburg since 1 January 1963, following their final residency at the city’s Star-Club venue. On this day, however, they were greeting as conquering heroes by an adoring crowd. Read more »
In the morning The Beatles were driven in a fleet of Mercedes cars, flanked by police on motorcycles, to Munich railway station. From there a special train took The Beatles from Munich to Essen for two shows at the Grugahalle. Read more »
The Beatles’ brief 1966 tour of West Germany, Japan and the Philippines began on this day, with two concerts at the Circus-Krone-Bau in Munich, Germany. Read more »