The Beatles live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

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.

Last updated: 24 January 2024
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