Sunday, 1 June 2014


EMI Music Australia: It was 50 years ago that The Beatles made their one and only tour of Australia. The Beatles touched down in Sydney on June 11, 1964 and for an amazing 13 days they captivated the nation.

Hundreds of thousands lined the streets everywhere, Beatlemania was more intense here than anywhere else in the world. It was a time of massive musical and cultural change and a time for teenagers to challenge and defy authority.

Over 300,000 people turned out in Adelaide - it was the biggest crowd anywhere in the world, anytime! The Beatles performed 20 shows across Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane leaving in their wake a trail of euphoric, captivated youth. Australia was never the same following The Beatles 1964 tour. This montage captures the highlights of their tour and the euphoria that followed.

'Then & Now - Australia Salutes The Beatles', a compilation of some of Australia's finest artists covering classic Beatles songs, is available from:


  1. The Beatles - 1964 Australian Tour Highlights Reel 4:49
  2. The Beatles Leave For Australia (1964) British Pathé 3:21
  3. The Beatles Arrive Back In Australia (1964) British Pathé 0:40
  4. The Beatles in Sydney & Adelaide 1964 Newsreels 13:16
  5. Beatles Down Under Part 1-6 45:00
  6. The Beatles in Australia: Press Conference (1964) 15:25
  7. The original pop stars: The Beatles in Australia Australia Network News 5:53
  8. Ringo Starr on his way to join the Beatles in Australia June 1964, interviews and footage 11:43
  9. The Beatles Live in Melbourne 29:49
  10. 1964 John Lennon Interview In Australia During The Beatles Tour 8:45
  11. The Beatles Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia in 1964 3:20
  12. The Beatles A Hit In Australia (1964) British Pathé 1:40
  13. Beatles Conquer Aussies (1964) British Pathé 2:23
  14. Jimmie Nicol's last moments with the Beatles 3:29
2 hours, 30 minutes

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