The Paul McCartney Project

Las Vegas • Thursday, August 20, 1964

ConcertBy The Beatles (part of Summer 1964 US & Canada Tour)4pm concertTimeline More from year 1964
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City:
Las Vegas
Location:
Convention Hall

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From Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2014:

A single concert had been planned in the 700-seat Congo Room at the Sahara, but promoters — surprised by the overwhelming interest in the Fab Four — quickly booked the convention center and added a second show. Nearly 17,000 fans packed the two sold-out performances.

With a population of less than 200,000, Las Vegas was by far the smallest of the 23 U.S. cities in which John, Paul, George and Ringo performed that year.

Researchers from the Las Vegas News Bureau, the LVCVA division that curated the new exhibit, provided some interesting trivia tidbits:

— Shows were at 4 and 9 p.m. Tickets cost $2, $3, $4 and $5.

— The band received a $25,000 appearance fee plus 60% of the ticket sales.

— The Beatles eagerly greeted piano showman Liberace backstage before that evening’s performance. He then attended their concert.

— The Fab Four added “Till There Was You” to their set for the Vegas shows.

— Photos taken at the Las Vegas Convention Center graced the sleeves of the singles “She’s a Woman/I Feel Fine” and “Eight Days a Week/I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party.”

Those concerts marked the only time all four Beatles performed together in Las Vegas.

Mark Lewisohn, in The Complete Beatles Chronicle:

For one of these [Las Vegas concerts], ‘Till There Was You’ was temporarily added to the repertoire

A line of police officers prevent fans from getting too close, as The Beatles perform behind them on stage at the Convention Hall, Las Vegas.
A line of police officers prevent fans from getting too close, as The Beatles perform behind them on stage at the Convention Hall, Las Vegas.

Pending question regarding the setlist : Was “Till There Was You” played in addition to or in replacement of “Things We Said Today” ? Was it played for 1st or 2nd concert of the day ?

Last updated on April 14, 2019

Convention Hall

This was the 1st concert played at Convention Hall.

A total of 2 concerts have been played there • 1964Aug 20thAug 20th

Setlist for the concert

The setlist for this concert is incomplete, or we have not be able to confirm in an accurate way that this was the setlist. If you have any clue, pls let us know and leave a comment.




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If I Fell

Written by Lennon - McCartney



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