The Beatles begin their final world tour today in 1966

June 24, 2016

 On this day in 1966...

The Beatles begin their final world tour at Circus-Krone-Bau, Munich, Germany...

Lasting between 30 to 40 minutes per show, the typical set list was as follows

with lead singers appropriately noted...

  1. "Rock and Roll Music" (John Lennon)

  2. "She's a Woman" (Paul McCartney)

  3. "If I Needed Someone" (George Harrison) – the first (and only) Harrison composition the group performed live

  4. "Day Tripper" (Lennon and McCartney)

  5. "Baby's in Black" (Lennon and McCartney)

  6. "I Feel Fine" (Lennon)

  7. "Yesterday" (McCartney) – performed with all four Beatles, rather than the one guitar/string quartet arrangement by which the song was recorded, and in G major, not in F major

  8. "I Wanna Be Your Man" (Ringo Starr)

  9. "Nowhere Man" (Lennon with McCartney and Harrison)

  10. "Paperback Writer" (McCartney)

  11. "Long Tall Sally" (McCartney)

Moving forward...

The band will concentrate on studio efforts...

 Resulting in the landmark album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band...!

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