Do you know where 26,700 people were 50 years ago on August 31? They were attending one of the two concerts given by the Beatles at the Cow Palace. San Francisco was the 10th and final stop on their 1965 tour of North America.
The Beatles shared the bill with other acts. Those acts were King Curtis Band, Sounds Incorporated and the Discotheque Dancers, Brenda Holloway, and Cannibal & The Headhunters. The tickets for those 1965 shows are now collectible and worth hundreds of dollars on memorabilia sites. Originally, the tickets sold for $4, $5.50 and $7.
In August of 1965, the Beatles also released their movie “Help!” On IMDb, the description of the plot is, “An Eastern cult discovers that the sacrificial ring is missing. Ringo, drummer of the Beatles band has it; sent by the girl (who’s to be sacrificed) as a gift. Clang, Ahme, Bhuta and several cult members leave for London to retrieve the ring…It’s a race against time. John, Paul, and George try to protect their friend while they’re all being chased not only by Clang and his minions, but also by two mad scientists and the chief inspector of Scotland Yard. Will Ringo be saved, or will he be sacrificed?”
At the premiere of the film, they were introduced to Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret of Great Britain.
Here is the trailer: