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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: August 29, 1965 (Sunday)

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, USA

The Beatles had performed a triumphant show at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl on August 23, 1964.  A little over a year later, they returned for two further sell-out shows.

In the afternoon of 29 August 1965 they gave a press conference at the Capitol Tower at Hollywood and Vine. Alan Livingston, president of Capitol Records, presented them with gold discs for sales of Help!

Following the press conference The Beatles were driven by armoured truck to the Hollywood Bowl. The show was attended by 18,000 fans; one gave birth to a baby boy in the car park outside the venue.

Tickets retailed for $3, $4, $5, $6 and $7. The Beatles earned $90,000 from the total take of $156,000 for the two concerts.

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