The Beatles live: Gaumont Cinema, Southampton

This was The Beatles’ third and final concert appearance in Southampton, England. They had previously performed at the Gaumont Cinema on 20 May and 13 December 1963.

On this occasion, before the first of the evening’s two concerts, The Beatles were interviewed in their dressing room by Tony Bilbow for the Southern Television programme Day By Day, which was broadcast later that evening from 6.05pm.

This was the 23rd date of The Beatles’ 1964 British tour. They performed two concerts a night, for which they were paid £850. Their set throughout the 1964 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 6.15pm and 8.40pm.

Last updated: 24 January 2024
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