The Beatles’ diary -- 15th August 1965

Sunday, 15th August 1965

UK singles chart
  1. Help! – The Beatles
  2. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place – The Animals
  3. You’ve Got Your Troubles – Fortunes
  4. Mr Tambourine Man – The Byrds
  5. Catch Us If You Can – The Dave Clark Five
UK albums chart
  1. Help! – The Beatles
  2. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  3. Joan Baez No.5 – Joan Baez
  4. Mary Poppins – Original Soundtrack
  5. Bringing It All Back Home – Bob Dylan

Performance at the Shea Stadium in Queens, New York, USA, attended by 55,600 people, as part of their Second American Tour. They played Twist And Shout, She’s A Woman, I Feel Fine, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Ticket To Ride, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby, Can’t Buy Me Love, Baby’s In Black, Act Naturally, A Hard Day’s Night, Help! and I’m Down.

There was also a recording session for the radio show ‘The Beatles Abroad’ Further recording took place on the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th. This show was transmitted on 30th August (BBC Light Programme) and featured interviews with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

A further session for ‘The Beatles At Shea Stadium’ took place later in the day. This show was broadcast on 1st March 1966 (BBC1).

15th: The Beatles first concert at Shea Stadium. This concert set new world records for attendance (55,600), revenue (£57,000), and noise (John declared it “louder than God”). Tony Barrow remembered driving up to the stadium: “All the roads were opened right across the centre of New York which, in itself, was a sight to be seen. We drove straight across New York without stopping at any interception or at any lights all the way from the hotel to the heliport, and then we got into this helicopter and flew straight to Shea Stadium.” George recalled: “When we got on the helicopter on Wall Street, instead of going right to the show, the fellow started zooming around the States, going, ‘Look at that. Isn’t that great?’ And, ‘Look at the World’s Fair,’ and ‘Fellows, look at this.’ And we …

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