Live: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

This was The Beatles' third and final concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, following performances on 23 August 1964 and 29 August 1965.

As with the previous night's show, tickets retailed for $3, $4, $5, $6 and $7. For the two concerts The Beatles earned $90,000 from the total gate receipts of $156,000.

The Beatles performed the same 12-song setlist as on the previous night: their short version of Twist And Shout, followed by She's A Woman, I Feel Fine, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Ticket To Ride, Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, Can't Buy Me Love, Baby's In Black, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day's Night, Help! and I'm Down.

The other acts on the bill were, in order of appearance, King Curtis Band, Sounds Incorporated and the Discotheque Dancers, Brenda Holloway, and Cannibal & The Headhunters.

As with the 1964 concert, the two August 1965 performances were recorded by Capitol Records. Five songs from this date - Twist And Shout, She's A Woman, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Can't Buy Me Love and A Hard Day's Night - were included on the 1977 album The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl. Dizzy Miss Lizzy was a composite edit of the 29 and 30 August performances.

The performance of Baby's In Black was also included on the 1996 single Real Love, preceded by John Lennon's spoken introduction from the 29 August performance. The Hollywood Bowl recordings were also used to bulk up the sound of the film The Beatles At Shea Stadium, and were incorporated into the soundtrack on 5 January 1966.

After the concert The Beatles held a pool-side party for around a dozen reporters who had accompanied them on the North America tour. The final stop took place the following night at San Francisco's Cow Palace.

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One response on “Live: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

  1. Kerry Blue

    I’m interested in the source for the “opening acts” information for the August 1965 Hollywood Bowl concerts. Because I was there, and I remember different. I may have been 11 years old, but I know that James Brown and The Supremes were among the opening acts. I have some other vague recollections, but I’m not as clear on those, so I’m not going to say. I’m not saying that King Curtis, Cannibal and the Headhunters and Brenda Holloway were not there. There were a lot of opening acts. But I’m 200% clear about James Brown, because I have vivid memory of his “cape” routine and everything. And I’m 100% sure about The Supremes too. But it was definitely a much better lineup than the one listed here. I remember the set list for the Beatles being exactly what was listed here. But this was not the complete lineup for the opening acts. I’m not sure if I went August 29th or August 30th. There could have been different opening acts each night for all I know. But it was the first and the best concert I ever went to. And if anyone has more complete information about the opening lineup, I’d really love to see that and hopefully jog other memories. Or if somebody has information that would set me straight about what date I actually went. – Thanks.

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