The Beatles Live At The International Amphitheatre, Chicago, USA (Friday 12th August 1966)

Written by on August 12, 2021

August 12, 1966: The Beatles began what would be their final US tour with two concerts at Chicago’s International Amphitheatre. They would play 19 shows over the next 17 days, including two in Toronto, Canada.

The entire tour would be surrounded by controversy due to John’s “more popular than Jesus” comment; death threats, protests and boycotts follow the band wherever they go, while the Beatles themselves were tired of the mania and chaos that erupted whenever they played.

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