The seventh date of The Beatles’ 1964 British tour took place at the ABC Cinema in Edinburgh. It was the first of three consecutive nights in Scotland.
The Beatles performed two concerts, for which they were paid £850. Their set throughout the tour 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 8.50pm.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Paul McCartney live: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia
- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, Florida
- 1999: Album release: I Wanna Be Santa Claus by Ringo Starr
- 1999: US album release: Working Classical by Paul McCartney
- 1968: John and Yoko appear in court on drugs charges
- 1967: Recording: Hello, Goodbye
- 1965: Recording: unused Christmas fan club messages
- 1963: Live: Pavilion Gardens Ballroom, Buxton
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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I remember camping out for two nights around the block near the Cinema in Bread Street Edinburgh in 1963 to purchase the tickets for the concert. We had a great time at the concert then set off in 1964 at age 18 to settle in Sydney Australia.