The Beatles’ only UK tour of 1965 was also their final one as a group. It began with two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the morning of 22 August 1965 The Beatles held a press conference at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, before flying to Portland, Oregon.
The Beatles performed just one concert in Minnesota, at the Old Met stadium in Minneapolis before 25,000 people.
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.
The Beatles performed two shows at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas, each of which was seen by 12,000 fans.
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.
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.
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.
The Beatles spent much of this day rehearsing at the Saville Theatre in London. The theatre was run by Brian Epstein‘s NEMS Enterprises.
The Beatles’ 1965 European Tour ended on this day, with a concert at the Plaza de Toros Monumental in Barcelona, Spain. The group took to the stage at 10.45pm.
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.
The Beatles’ only concert in Nice, France took place at 9pm at the Palais des Expositions, situated on the Esplanade Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny.
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.
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.
Following their two concerts in Milan, The Beatles were driven in four cars to Genoa, Italy by the Alfa Romeo Racing Team.