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March, 1964 - When The Beatles Ruled Adelaide

Everyone knows the story of when the Beatles touched down in Adelaide, South Australia, on July 12, 1964. It’s been reported many times since how over 200,000 people lined Anzac Highway from the airport to the CBD, all gathered in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the Fab Three[i]. 30,000 people gathered at the Town Hall when they appeared on the balcony and waved[ii]. The reception was incredible and left a lasting impression. Paul McCartney later wrote in the official history of the band, Anthology, “Three hundred thousand people welcomed us to Adelaide. It was like a heroes' welcome. George waved too. That was the kind of place where we would go to the town hall and they would all be there in the centre of the city. If it had happened suddenly, overnight, it might have gone to our heads; but we had come up bit by bit, so it didn't (not too much). We were just very pleased that everyone had turned out. “We were still close enough to our Liverpool roots to know how it would…

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