The Beatles - A Day in The Life: August 22, 1965 (Sunday)
Memorial Coliseum, North Wheeler Ave. Portland, Oregon, USA
In the morning of 22 August 1965 The Beatles held a press conference at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, before flying to Portland, Oregon.
Shortly before their arrival in Portland one of the four engines on their Lockheed Electra aeroplane caught fire. John Lennon was frightened enough to quickly write a few messages which he enclosed in a film canister for safety. Fortunately for all, the plane landed without further incident, and a relieved Lennon was heard to shout: "Beatles, women and children first!"
The Beatles performed two shows at Portland's Memorial Coliseum, before a total of 20,000 people. Tickets for each of the shows were priced at $4, $5 and $6. There were also a number of pink tickets for the Coliseum's upper level which were free.
The concerts took place at 3.30pm and 8pm. The Beatles' setlist featured 11 songs. Additionally, the second show opened with a truncated version of Twist and Shout.
The support acts on the bill were Brenda Holloway and the King Curtis Band, Cannibal & The Headhunters, and Sounds Incorporated.
Among The Beatles' guests backstage were Carl Wilson and Mike Love of The Beach Boys.