Since there’s no sign of a recording, it’s hardly surprising there isn’t a set-list anywhere in sight on the usual locations. It was probably more or less the same as what was played in Melbourne, namely:

I Saw Her Standing There 

You Can't Do That 

All My Loving 

She Loves You 

Till There Was You 

Roll Over Beethoven 

Can't Buy Me Love 

This Boy 

Twist And Shout

So, while I’d heard snatches of music amid the screams there was nothing that prompted me to want to catch shows that made their way to Townsville over the next few years.

Looking back, there’s at least one show I would have loved to have seen. Brisbane’s Purple Hearts had joined The Easybeats on a marathon North Queensland tour in 1965 and would certainly have played Townsville. Later reports suggested I’d missed something special, but there you go...


B© Ian Hughes 2012