Live: Candlestick Park

On August 29th 1966, The Beatles played their last concert at Candlestick Park, San Francisco. They would perform together on the rooftop of Apple headquarters on January 30th 1969, but this was their last stadium concert.

The band were tired of touring at this stage; particularly John Lennon, who was fed up playing to screaming crowds who couldn't even hear their music.

Tickets for the show cost between $4.50 and $6.50. Only 25,000 of the 45,000 seats were sold; resulting in a financial loss for the organisers. The Beatles reportedly made $90,000.

Knowing it was their last concert, John and Paul brought out cameras and took pictures of the large crowds and themselves for posterity.

"There was a big talk at Candlestick Park that this had got to end. At that San Francisco gig it seemed that this could possibly be the last time, but I never felt 100% certain till we got back to London. John Wanted to give up more than other. He said he'd had enough." - Ringo Starr

"Before one of the last numbers, we actually set up this camera, I think it had a fisheye, a wide-angle lens. We set it up on the amplifier and Ringo came off the drums, and we stood with our backs to the audience and posed for a photograph, because we knew that was the last show." - George Harrison

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" 
 Paul McCartney and John Lennon at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

 The Beatles at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966. 

The Beatles at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966. 

 Poster for the Beatles' last concert at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

Poster for the Beatles' last concert at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

  Paul McCartney and George Harrison at   Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966. 

Paul McCartney and George Harrison at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966. 

 Paul McCartney and John Lennon at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

 Paul McCartney and John Lennon at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966. 

Paul McCartney and John Lennon at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966. 

 Ticket for the Beatles at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

Ticket for the Beatles at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

 John Lennon at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

John Lennon at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

 The Beatles at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

The Beatles at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

 The Beatles at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

The Beatles at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

 The Beatles at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

The Beatles at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, August 29th, 1966.

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