Live: NME Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert

The Beatles topped the bill at the New Musical Express’ 1963-64 Annual Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert, playing before an audience of 10,000 at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London.

This was the group’s first live performance for 15 weeks. They performed five songs: ‘She Loves You’, ‘You Can’t Do That’, ‘Twist And Shout’, ‘Long Tall Sally’ and ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’.

The concert was filmed by ABC Television and was broadcast in two parts as Big Beat ’64. The Beatles’ performance was shown in part two, first shown on Sunday 10 May from 4.05-5.35pm. The broadcast also featured the group receiving their NME awards from actor Roger Moore.

The venue was known as the Empire Pool from its opening year of 1934 until 1978, when it was renamed Wembley Arena.

Ticket for The Beatles at the NME Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert, 26 April 1964

Rehearsal: Around The Beatles
US single release: Love Me Do
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