The Beatles played the Montreal Forum 50 years ago this week

Hordes of screaming girls met Paul, John, Ringo and George at the Montreal airport Sept. 8, 1964 leading up to their performance at the Forum.

Hordes of screaming girls met the Beatles at the Montreal airport on their first Canadian tour

George and Ringo of the Beatles step off their airplane at the Montreal airport on Sept. 8, 1964 and are greeted by hordes of screaming girls. (Radio-Canada archives)

The streets surrounding the Montreal Forum on the night of Sept. 7, 1964 were teeming with young teens.

They lined the sidewalks around the arena at the corner of Ste-Catherine Street West and Atwater Avenue, clutching magazines, sipping hot tea and singing their favourite Beatles songs while waiting overnight to catch a good glimpse of Paul, John, Ringo and George.

The popular British group played two shows at the Montreal Forum the following day, solidifying their hold on the city's teens and airwaves.


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