55 jaar geleden sloten The Beatles hun tournee door hun eigen land af in Cardiff. Alhoewel ze dat op dat moment nog niet wisten, zou het hun laatste optreden zijn in Groot-Brittannië, het fameuze geïmproviseerde concert op het dak van hun platenstudio op 30 januari 1969 niet meegeteld natuurlijk.
Beatles’ final UK tour ended with two concerts at the Capitol Cinema in Cardiff, Wales. They had previously performed at the venue on 27 May 1963 and 7 November 1964.
The support acts were, in order of appearance, The Paramounts, Beryl Marsden with Steve Aldo, The Moody Blues, The Koobas and The Marionettes, and the compere was Jerry Stevens.
2,500 fans saw each concert, which lasted around 30 minutes. The Beatles performed 11 songs: ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘She’s A Woman’, ‘If I Needed Someone’, ‘Act Naturally’, ‘Nowhere Man’, ‘Baby’s In Black’, ‘Help!’, ‘We Can Work It Out’, ‘Yesterday’, ‘Day Tripper’ and ‘I’m Down’.
Between their two sets The Beatles ate sausages and mashed potato in their dressing room backstage, and watched a western on television.
During the second show a male fan appeared on stage and attempted to grab Paul McCartney and George Harrison. He was quickly bundled away by security staff and thrown out of the venue.
After the concert the group piled into their black limousine to drive back to London to attend a Christmas party at the Scotch Of St James nightclub. (Bron: The Beatles Bible)