Unusually, The Beatles played three sets at Paris’ Olympia Theatre on this day. They normally performed two shows each evening during their concert residency, which began on 16 January 1964 and ended on 4 February.
The matinée performance was broadcast live on the radio show Musicorama, on the Parisian radio station Europe-1, between 1pm and 2pm. The sets by Trini Lopez and Sylvie Vartan were broadcast first, followed by five songs by The Beatles: From Me To You, ‘This Boy’, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, ‘She Loves You’ and ‘Twist And Shout’.
This was the fourth date of The Beatles’ residency at the Olympia.
Also on this day...
- 2012: Abbey Road to offer studio time to wealthy hotel guests
- 1994: Paul McCartney’s speech at Lennon’s Hall Of Fame induction
- 1984: US album release: Milk And Honey by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
- 1967: Recording: A Day In The Life
- 1963: Live: Town Hall Ballroom, Whitchurch, Shropshire
- 1962: Live: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Alexandra Hall, Liverpool
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