Live: John F Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia

On August 16th 1966 The Beatles played the fifth date of their final tour, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, where they performed for 20,000 fans at John F Kennedy Stadium.

The venue could hold a potential 60,000 but with all the controversy surrounding the publishing of Lennon's Jesus comments, there were more empty seats than before. 

After the concert the Beatles hopped on board a Greyhound bus and headed for Philadelphia International Airport, where they flew to Toronto, Canada.

John Lennon and George Harrison backstage at John F Kennedy Stadium, August 16th 1966. Photo by Bob Bonis.

John Lennon and George Harrison backstage at John F Kennedy Stadium, August 16th 1966. Photo by Bob Bonis.

George Harrison backstage at John F Kennedy Stadium, August 16th 1966. Photos by Bob Bonis.

George Harrison backstage at John F Kennedy Stadium, August 16th 1966. Photos by Bob Bonis.

Paul McCartney backstage at John F Kennedy Stadium, August 16th 1966. Photo by Bob Bonis.

Paul McCartney backstage at John F Kennedy Stadium, August 16th 1966. Photo by Bob Bonis.

Set list

  1. "Rock and Roll Music" 
  2. "She's a Woman" 
  3. "If I Needed Someone" 
  4. "Day Tripper" 
  5. "Baby's in Black" 
  6. "I Feel Fine" 
  7. "Yesterday" 
  8. "I Wanna Be Your Man" 
  9. "Nowhere Man"
  10. "Paperback Writer" 
  11. "Long Tall Sally"