The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: August 1, 1965 (Sunday)

ABC Theatre, Blackpool

The Beatle's only British television appearance to promote "HELP!" - all of the other shows had to make do with a clip from the movie, was a return booking onthe ABC Television variety show Blackpool Night Out, networked live to all but one ITV company direct from the town's ABC Theatre between 9:10 and 10:05 pm. As usual, the show was compered by Mike and bernie Winters, and the Beatles topped a bill that comprised Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr, Johnny Hart and Lionel Blair. They also took part in stage rehearsals throughout the afternoon.

The Beatles played six songs. "I Feel Fine", "I'm Down", "Act Naturally", "Ticket To Ride", "Yesterday" (a solo performance by Paul, the others having left the stage, on their return John announced "Thank you Ringo, that was wonderful") and "Help!" They did not participate in any comedy routines on this occasion.

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