Wednesday, December 03, 2008

June 24, 1965 - Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan

Taped: Thursday 24 June 1965
Aired: Thursday 25 May 2000

The Beatles played their first Italian show in Milan at the Velodromo Vigorelli, a 22,000-seater open-air arena. Brian Epstein was not pleased at all the empty seats, particularly during the afternoon show when many of the fans were at school or work and only 7,000 people attended. The press suggested that a combination of high prices and a heat wave had kept the fans away.

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