The Beatles Extraordinary Australian Video Released – Watch

30 May 2014, 14:50

A highlights video of The Beatles 1964 Australian tour has been released.

50 years ago, The Beatles arrived in Sydney, spent 13 days in the country and played 20 shows in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. It was their only Australian tour.

The footage shows the fans, the band and their press conference. Hundreds of thousands Australians lined the streets to see the group, with 300,000 people in Adelaide alone - this was the biggest crowd The Beatles ever had.

Watch the video to get an idea of the size of the group's popularity in the 1960s