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1965 UK Tour

By The Beatles

Last updated on December 20, 2023


  • First date: Dec 03, 1965
  • Last date: Sunday, December 12, 1965
  • Number of concerts: 12
  • Number of countries: 1

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They had played their last live U.K. concerts three weeks earlier, in early December, although it wasn’t advertised as such. For the concert at the Empire Theater in Liverpool alone, forty thousand fans applied for tickets, against two houses of two thousand five hundred seats each house. Other concerts took them across England, ending at the Capitol Cinema in Cardiff, Wales, on December 12, 1965. As usual, you couldn’t hear the Beatles through the screaming of the fans.

As John said afterward in some disgust, “I reckon we could send out four waxwork dummies of ourselves and that would satisfy the crowds. Beatles concerts are nothing to do with music anymore. They’re just bloody tribal rites.”

Tony Bramwell – From “Magical Mystery Tours: My Life with the Beatles“, 2005

From The Beatles Monthly Book – January 1966
From The Beatles Monthly Book – January 1966
From The Beatles Monthly Book – January 1966
From Fabulous208 – June 4, 1966
From Fabulous208 – June 11, 1966
From Fabulous208 – July 16, 1966

12 concerts • 1 country

Paul McCartney writing

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