Nine to air iconic 1964 Beatles Festival Hall concert
56 years ago The Beatles performed at Melbourne’s Festival Hall during their first visit to Australia, and Channel 9 captured the historic concert on film.
Now Nine will take viewers back to 1964 with a special airing of One Night Only – The Beatles In Oz in remastered form and with never-before-seen footage included.
At the time, Beatlemania was well and truly in full swing Down Under, with the band performing several shows across their whirlwind 13-day visit to Australia.
Their final sold-out show in Melbourne saw John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and stand-in drummer Jimmie Nicol perform hit singles ‘She Loves You’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’.
“Now, 56 years later, the remastering of this incredible show will take rusted-on Beatle fans down memory lane and give the younger generation a rare glimpse at the phenomenon of Beatlemania in action,” said Nine in a press release.
Screening on Nine and streaming on Nine Now, One Night Only – The Beatles In Oz is set to air Monday, July 13 at 9:30pm.