Back in the ’60s – 56 years ago – The Beatles performed at Melbourne’s Festival Hall during their first visit to Australia, and Channel 9 were lucky enough to capture the now historic concert on film.
At the time, Beatlemania was well and truly at its height in Australia where the band were performing several shows across their whirlwind 13-day visit down under. Their final sold-out show in Melbourne saw John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and stand-in drummer Jimmie Nicol (due to Ringo Starr suffering an illness) perform hit singles ‘She Loves You’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’.
In a special event, tonight Nine will take viewers on a trip 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.
“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.
Beatles fan or not, you won’t want to miss this.