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Listen To The Beatles’ Final Concert As It Turns 50 Years Old

Today marks the 50th anniversary of what would be The Beatles final concert.

Although the band performed atop the Apple rooftop a few months later, August 29th, 1966 marks the final ticketed concert The Beatles held. The concert took place at Candlestick Park in San Francisco with a sparse audience in attendance. Only 25,000 tickets were sold despite a capacity of 42,500.

Beatles Press Officer Tony Barrow was tasked with recording the concert on cassette. The above recording is all that lasts from the historic concert as Barrow forgot to turn the cassette over after the 30 minute mark, which was all each side could hold.

Here’s a setlist of what was captured on tape.

1. “Rock and Roll Music”
02. “She’s a Woman”
03. “If I Needed Someone”
04. “Day Tripper”
05. “Baby’s In Black”
06. “I Feel Fine”
07. “Yesterday”
08. “I Wanna Be Your Man”
09. “Nowhere Man”
10. “Paperback Writer”
11. “Long Tall Sally” (Incomplete)


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