Paris • Sunday, June 20, 1965 • Afternoon show

ConcertBy The Beatles • Part of the 1965 European tour
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Palais des Sports

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From The Daily Beatle:

Filmed live at Palais Des Sports, Paris, 20 June 1965. The TV programme was shot by famous French director Jean-Christophe Averty. He hated rock and roll and dismissed the Beatles as minor musicians. He considers he did a very bad job with the Beatles concert. For years he banned the showing of the film again, until Apple got the masters back from INA (the national film archives) to include some clips in the Beatles Anthology TV series, “I’m A Loser” and “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby”.

The Beatles opened their short European tour at the Palais Des Sports in the Place de la Porte de Versailles on Sunday 20 June 1965. They appeared on two shows at the arena, the first at 3.00pm and the second at 9.00pm. The second show was broadcast by both French Television and radio and the two houses were full to the 6,000 capacity – something which hadn’t happened for several years. […]

The group received a tremendous reception after their final number, “Long Tall Sally”. Ringo had a solo spot with “”I Wanna Be Your Man and George had sung lead on “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby”. There was enthusiastic applause for Paul when he tried to introduce several songs in French.

After the show French chanteuse Francoise Hardy visited the group at the George V Hotel and later they visited Castell’s nightclub.

For some reason, the television show was edited in such a way that the songs no longer ran in the correct order as performed, and “I Feel Fine” was omitted.

The Beatles at Paris exhibition hall on June 20, 1965 in Paris, France. - Crédits : REPORTERS ASSOCIES
The Beatles at Paris exhibition hall on June 20, 1965 in Paris, France. – Crédits : REPORTERS ASSOCIES
From Beatles Books Podcast sur Twitter : “20 June 1965, Paul McCartney makes a quiet arrival at Paris Orly Airport. George Harrison can be seen, in a much more serene state, in the background.” / Twitter

Last updated on March 23, 2022

Palais des Sports

This was the 1st concert played at Palais des Sports.

A total of 2 concerts have been played there • 1965Jun 20th (Afternoon show)Jun 20th (Evening Show)

Setlist for the concert


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