FROM THE ARCHIVES: Rarely seen behind-the-scenes video of The Beatles during visit to San Francisco in 1965

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Rare video of The Beatles in San Francisco: August 31, 1965
This 1965 video features The Beatles' arrival in San Francisco, including Beatlemania fans and a wide-ranging Beatles news conference with subtitles, so you do not miss any of the group's sly quips.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- In August 1965, the Beatles ended their North American tour with two concerts at San Francisco's Cow Palace. This video includes Channel 7 reporters with the Beatles as they arrive, excited fans who got to see them, and a wide ranging news conference held in between performances.

Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr answer questions in their own sly style on everything from police protection, to criticism of music with electronic amplification, to what they think of San Francisco.

The Beatles played San Francisco three times. The first concert was at the Cow Palace in August 1964 when the city was their first stop on an American tour. They returned a year later in 1965. Then in August of 1966, the Beatles played at Candlestick Park in what would be their final stage performance ever.

Tip for Beatles fans: The news conference is subtitled, so you don't miss any of the Beatles quips.