Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Beatles Live In Melbourne (Evening Show)

On June 17 1964, the second concert of the day was performed in Melbourne, Australia by The Beatles. This show was recorded at the Festival Hall and was the final performance in the city (a final six of six). Fortunately, this show was taped for broadcast and the sponsor was Shell oil, thereby this performance is also known in circles as "The Beatles Sing For Shell" and can be viewed in both audio and video form. In fact, portions of this performance have been commercially released on the "Anthology" DVDs including bits of "You Can't Do That", "All My Loving" and the intro to the latest single "Can't Buy Me Love".
The line up of hits performed on that evening are similar to the afte
rnoon show (still no vocal showcase for Ringo). This includes "I Saw Her Standing There"/ "You Cant' Do That"/ "All My Loving"/ "She Loves You"/ "Till There Was You"/ "Roll Over Beethoven"/ "Can't Buy Me Love"/ "This Boy""/ "Twist And Shout" and "Long Tall Sally". The show was eventually broadcast on television July 01 1964 on TCN Channel 09.
The audio portion of the concert can be heard on various bootlegs including the LP "Tour Years 1963-1966" as well as the "Candlestick Park/ Beatles Sing For Shell" vinyl LP. The audio can also be found on the bootleg CD "Live In Melbourne 1964 and Paris 1965" as well as the CD "All The Best From Australia".
I've included an edited version of the broadcast from the youtube channel below for your amusement.

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