Live: New Orleans

The Beatles' whirlwind visit to New Orleans lasted less than 24 hours, as they played their one and only concert there on September 16th 1964. 12,000 lucky ticket holders saw the band perform at the City Park Stadium.

New Orleans was a chaotic visit for The Beatles from the get-go. Their plane was due to land and a helicopter fly them to the their hotel, the Congress Inn. But the chopper had mechanical problems so limousines were arranged to collect the Beatles; the only trouble was they were sent to the wrong airport, forcing their pilot to divert the plane to meet with the limousines. 

After they finally got to their hotel room John, Paul George and Ringo held up there until the show. The boys wanted to meet New Orleans born Fats Domino; this was arranged my manager Brian Epstein and Domino agreed to meet them in their dressing room at City Park Stadium just before they went on stage. 

"Fats Domino we admired. We met him in New Orleans. He had a very big diamond watch in the shape of a star, which was very impressive." - Paul McCartney  

Set list

  1. "Twist and Shout" 
  2. "I Want To Hold Your Hand" 
  3. "I Saw Her Standing There"
  4. "You Can't Do That" 
  5. "All My Loving" 
  6. "I Wanna Be Your Man" 
  7. "She Loves You" 
  8. "Till There Was You" 
  9. "Roll Over Beethoven" 
  10. "Can't Buy Me Love"
  11. "This Boy"
  12. "Long Tall Sally"
 The Beatles at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

The Beatles at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

 The Beatles at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

The Beatles at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

 Ringo Starr at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

Ringo Starr at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

 Fans and police at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

Fans and police at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

 Beatle fans at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

Beatle fans at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

 The Beatles with Fats Domino before their performance at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

The Beatles with Fats Domino before their performance at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

 The Beatles' press conference in New orleans, September 16th 1964.

The Beatles' press conference in New orleans, September 16th 1964.

 The Beatles' press conference in New orleans, September 16th 1964.

The Beatles' press conference in New orleans, September 16th 1964.

 Ticket for the Beatles' performance at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

Ticket for the Beatles' performance at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

 Poster for the Beatles' performance at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

Poster for the Beatles' performance at City Park Stadium, New orleans, September 16th 1964.

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