Live: Cow Palace, San Francisco

On August 31st 1965, The Beatles played the final date of their North American tour; performing two shows at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. The band had played there the previous year on August 19th.

Tickets for both the matinee and evening performances cost between $4 and $7. The early show was watched by 11,700 fans, while the evening show had a larger crowd of 17,000.

The Beatles were visited backstage by Johnny Cash and Joan Baez.

Set list

  1. "Twist and Shout" (excerpt) (John Lennon)
  2. "She's a Woman" (Paul McCartney)
  3. "I Feel Fine" (John Lennon)
  4. "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" (John Lennon)
  5. "Ticket to Ride" (John Lennon)
  6. "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" (George Harrison)
  7. "Can't Buy Me Love" (Paul McCartney)
  8. "Baby's in Black" (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
  9. "I Wanna Be Your Man" (Ringo Starr)
  10. "A Hard Day's Night" (John Lennon, with Paul McCartney)
  11. "Help!" (John Lennon)
  12. "I'm Down" (Paul McCartney)
The Beatles getting mobbed by fans at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

The Beatles getting mobbed by fans at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

The Beatles getting mobbed by fans at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

The Beatles getting mobbed by fans at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

Paul McCartney and George Harrison at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

Paul McCartney and George Harrison at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

John Lennon watches as a fan gets carried off stage at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

John Lennon watches as a fan gets carried off stage at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

The Beatles getting mobbed by fans at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

The Beatles getting mobbed by fans at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

The Beatles getting mobbed by fans at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

The Beatles getting mobbed by fans at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

The Beatles getting mobbed by fans at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

The Beatles getting mobbed by fans at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965. 

The Beatles holding a press conference at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965.

The Beatles holding a press conference at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, August 31st, 1965.