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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 1, 1966

Empire Pool, Wembley

A fourth and final appearance at the New Musical Express Annual Pool-Winner's All Star Concert, this time the 1965-66 version, performed before an audience of 10,000 during this Sunday afternoon. It was also the Beatles' last live concert in Britain, a short set in which they delivered "I Feel Fine", "Nowhere Man", "Day Tripper", "If I Needed Someone" and "I'm Down".

The group were on a bill which also included The Spencer Davis Group, The Fortunes, Herman's Hermits, Roy Orbison, The Overlanders, The Alan Price Set, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, The Rolling Stones, The Seekers, The Small Faces, Sounds Incorporated, Dusty Springfield, Crispian St Peters, The Walker Brothers, The Who, The Yardbirds and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. The comperes were Peter Murray and Jimmy Savile.

Although ABC TV was filming the concert, Brian Epstein failed to reach an agreement over terms, so the cameras were turned off while The Beatles performed. The group were, however, filmed receiving their poll awards.

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