This year marks the 55th anniversary of The Beatle’s famous 1965 United States tour. Hot off the critical and commercial of their fifth studio album Help, the Beatles began what would become a record-breaking tour across the United States and Canada.

The tour began with a concert on August 15, 1965 with a show at New York City’s Shea Stadium. The show was attended by over 55,000 people, which was the largest audience ever at the time. The tour’s final performance was on August 31 at the Daly City Cow Palace.

The band was welcomed to each new stop by massive crowds of adoring fans, and the tour would go on to become one of the most successful in music history.

Following the tour’s completion, the Beatles would return to Abbey Road Studios to record their sixth studio album, Rubber Soul.

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Jonah Nink

Jonah Nink

Pop Culture journalist and comedy writer based in Chicago, Illinois. Bylines include The Hard Times/Hard Drive, The Chicago Machine and UIC Radio.