The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 2, 1964 (Monday)

King's Hall, Showgrounds, Balmoral, Belfast

This date had been assigned as a rest day, but promoter Arthur Howes squeezed in a late booking for Northern Ireland. The entourage flew into Aldergrove Airport from London during the afternoon.

For their concerts that evening they performed 10 songs: Twist And Shout, Money (That's What I Want), Can't Buy Me Love, Things We Said Today, I'm Happy Just To Dance With You, I Should Have Known Better, If I Fell, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day's Night and Long Tall Sally. They flew back to London the next day.

This was The Beatles' second and final visit to Northern Ireland. They had performed at the city's Ritz Cinema on 8 November 1963.

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