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August 15, 1965 Ticket

August 15, 1965 Ticket

Without a doubt, the most famous of all Beatles concerts was their sell-out appearance at New York's Shea Stadium; the inaugural concert of their North American summer tour. Among the records set: concert attendance (55,600), concert gross ($304,000), and performer's share ($160,000). After a helicopter ride to the nearby World's fair site, they rode in a Wells Fargo armored car to the stadium. After being introduced by Ed Sullivan, the deafening screams greeted the group as they ran to the stage positioned in the vicinity of second base. The entire performance was captured on film by twelve cameras (also a record) for later broadcast as part of the hour-long television special, "The Beatles AT Shea Stadium". The film premiered March 1, 1966 on the BBC (in black and white), and in the United States nearly 17 months after the actual event on January 10, 1967 in color. The Shea Stadium concert is still considered a watershed event in pop music history. Ex.


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