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Hellish gig made The Beatles quit touring: Sir Paul

By Aine Fox

Sir Paul McCartney has spoken of the moment he realised it was time for The Beatles to give up their live performances.

The four-piece played at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966, their last big concert.

Ahead of the premiere of a film documenting their touring, Sir Paul and Ringo Starr recalled the manic period in their careers.

He told The One Show: “I think I was the last to give in. We did Candlestick Park and it was okay. We didn’t enjoy the gig. We were just hustled into this meat wagon and we are all just sliding around thinking ‘bloody hell’.”

Starr added: “We had just had enough. We knew that was the last gig. It was time — you can only do that for so long.”

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