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Paul McCartney compères for Gene Pitney

Paul McCartney was the compère for a Gene Pitney concert in Slough, England, on this day. He announced the various acts from behind the stage curtain without the audience knowing it was him.

Live: Cow Palace, San Francisco

The Beatles gave two performances at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on this day. It was the 10th and final stop on their 1965 tour of North America.

Live: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

This was The Beatles’ third and final concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, following performances on 23 August 1964 and 29 August 1965.

Live: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

The Beatles had performed a triumphant show at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on 23 August 1964. A little over a year later, they returned for two further sell-out shows.

Live: Balboa Stadium, San Diego

Following a five-day break at a Beverly Hills mansion belonging to Zsa Zsa Gabor, The Beatles’ 1965 North American tour resumed on this day with a concert at the Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California.

Live: White Sox Park, Chicago

The Beatles performed two shows at the White Sox Park in Chicago, at 3pm and 8pm. The first concert was seen by 25,000, and the second drew a crowd of 37.000.

Live: Atlanta Stadium

The Beatles’ only visit to Atlanta lasted around 10 hours, but was remarkable for one key reason: monitor speakers on the stage allowed them to hear themselves play – a rarity during the whirlwind of Beatlemania.

Live: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada

The Beatles performed two shows at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada, on this day. They had previously played at the venue on 7 September 1964, and returned for a third and final time on 17 August 1966.

Live: Shea Stadium, New York

The Beatles’ record-breaking first performance at New York’s Shea Stadium was watched by 55,600 fans, and marked the beginning of the group’s second full US concert tour.

Live: Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid, Spain

The Beatles performed just once concert in Madrid in Spain. It took place at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, the city’s bullring, where Brian Epstein had watched a bullfight on the previous day.

Live: Teatro Adriano, Rome, Italy

This day saw The Beatles’ third and fourth concerts in the Italian capital, Rome. They had also performed at the Teatro Adriano on the previous day.

Live: Teatro Adriano, Rome, Italy

The Beatles performed two shows on this day at the Teatro Adriano in Piazza Cavour in Rome, and two more on the following day. It was the group’s only visit to the Italian capital.