The Beatles perform in Memphis 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 19 1966)


Video: 'The Beatles - Live At Mid-South Coliseum - August 19th, 1966 (Afternoon Performance)'

(Thursday, August 19, 1966, 4:00 p.m. CDT) — The Beatles performed the first of two shows today at Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis on the eighth stop of The Beatles’ 1966 US tour.

Just hours before the show, The Beatles arrived at Metropolitan Airport in Memphis, having left Boston at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

Backstage between the two shows, The Beatles held a press conference, were interviewed on camera by Richard Lindley for ITV, John and Paul were interviewed by Bess Coleman and John, Paul and George were interviewed by Jim Stagg.


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