This was The Beatles’ penultimate day of concerts at the Olympia Theatre in France’s capital, Paris.
Prior to their two performances The Beatles visited the American Embassy in Paris to obtain the necessary visas and work permits for their imminent tour of the US.
The Olympia residency had begun on 16 January 1964. The group’s setlist contained eight songs: ‘From Me To You’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘This Boy’, ‘Boys’, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, ‘Twist And Shout’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’.
Also on this day...
- 2009: The Beatles’ former Apple HQ goes on sale
- 1970: Recording, mixing: Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing by Ringo Starr
- 1969: Allen Klein is appointed The Beatles’ manager
- 1968: Recording: Lady Madonna, Across The Universe
- 1967: Recording: A Day In The Life
- 1966: Paul McCartney meets Stevie Wonder
- 1963: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: St John’s Hall, Bootle
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