The Beatles live: ABC Cinema, Manchester

The fifth date of The Beatles’ 1964 British tour took place at the ABC Cinema in Ardwick, Manchester.

The group performed two concerts, for which they were paid £850. Their set contained 10 songs: ‘Twist And Shout’, ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Things We Said Today’, ‘I’m Happy Just To Dance With You’, ‘I Should Have Known Better’, ‘If I Fell’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’.

The support acts on the tour were The Rustiks, Sounds Incorporated, Michael Haslam, The Remo Four, Tommy Quickly and Mary Wells, and the compère was Bob Bain. The evening’s two shows began at 6.30pm and 8.45pm.

Backstage at the venue, The Beatles gave an interview to reporter David Tindall for the BBC television news show North-East Newsview. It was broadcast that evening at 6.35pm on BBC One.

Last updated: 24 January 2024
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