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Roy Orbison & The Beatles Tour

The Roy Orbison/The Beatles Tour was a 1963 concert tour of the United Kingdom by Roy Orbison and the Beatles. Other acts on the tour included Gerry and the Pacemakers, David MacBeth, Louise Cordet, Tony Marsh, Terry Young Six, Erkey Grant, and Ian Crawford. It was Orbison's first, and the Beatles' third nationwide tour of the UK. Although Orbison was originally intended to be the headlining act, the reaction to the Beatles on the tour caused them to be promoted to co-headliners, with the Beatles closing the set in the traditional headlining spot.


The Beatles[]

The Beatles' typical setlist (showing lead vocalist) was:

  1. "Some Other Guy" (John Lennon)
  2. "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" (George Harrison)
  3. "Love Me Do" or "A Taste Of Honey" (Paul McCartney)
  4. "From Me To You" (John Lennon)
  5. "Please Please Me" (John Lennon)
  6. "I Saw Her Standing There" (Paul McCartney)
  7. "Twist and Shout" (John Lennon) or "Long Tall Sally" (Paul McCartney)

Roy Orbison[]

Roy Orbison's typical setlist was:

  1. "Only The Lonely"
  2. "Candy Man"
  3. "Running Scared"
  4. "What'd I Say" (Ray Charles)
  5. "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)"
  6. "In Dreams"