This day saw The Beatles’ third and fourth concerts in the Italian capital, Rome. They had also performed at the Teatro Adriano on the previous day.
Again, neither of the day’s shows was a sell-out, with ticket sales never reaching more than half the total available. This day had been added to the tour schedule after the first Rome dates, and it is likely that over-supply was the main cause.
The Beatles performed 12 songs at each of the concerts: ‘Twist And Shout’, ‘She’s A Woman’, ‘I’m A Loser’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Baby’s In Black’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, ‘Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby’, ‘Rock And Roll Music’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Ticket To Ride’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’.
Also on this day...
- 2014: Ringo Starr live at Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
- 1974: UK single release: Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings
- 1968: Recording: Good Night
- 1967: George Harrison is fined for speeding
- 1966: Travel: Alaska to Tokyo
- 1964: Travel: New Zealand to Australia
- 1963: Live: Queen’s Hall, Leeds
- 1962: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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