- San Francisco
- Candlestick Park
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The Beatles made an unannounced live appearance on the roof of their London Apple office at Saville Row on January 30th, 1969 but their final paid live concert took place on August 29th, 1966 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Only 25,000 tickets were sold despite the fact that Candlestick Park has a capacity for 42,500 people. A local company called Tempo Productions was in charge of the arrangement and due to the low ticket sales and other expenses this concert resulted in a loss for them. At 9:27pm the Beatles finally took the stage and proceeded to play eleven songs: “Rock And Roll Music“, “She’s A Woman“, “If I Needed Someone“, “Day Tripper”, “Baby’s In Black“, “I Feel Fine“, “Yesterday“, “I Wanna Be Your Man“, “Nowhere Man“, “Paperback Writer” and “Long Tall Sally“. Knowing that this would be their last concert, members of the band took measures of their own to capture their last moments on stage. Each brought a camera and McCartney asked Beatles’ press agent Tony Barrow to successfully make a rough audio tape recording from the field. The recording of this final concert is now widely circulated on bootlegs. “Long Tall Sally” on the bootlegs is not complete, as Barrow didn’t flip the tape over during the show then the song was cut off. Barrow gave the original tape of the Candlestick Park concert to McCartney. He also made a single copy, which was kept in a locked drawer in Barrow’s office desk. The Beatles were quickly taken to the airport in an armoured car. They flew from San Francisco to Los Angeles, arriving at 12.50am. During the flight George Harrison was heard to exclaim: “That’s it, then. I’m not a Beatle anymore.“
Paul McCartney returned to Candlestick Park in 2014 for his Out There tour, the last-ever concert there before its demolition.
Last updated on October 26, 2018
Setlist for the concert