The highpoint of the Beatles touring years, author Dave Schwensen takes you behind the scenes and on stage for the group’s legendary August 15, 1965 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium. Considered the first modern outdoor stadium rock concert, a capacity crowd of 55,600 watched John, Paul, George and Ringo on a hot August night in the media capital of the world.
The story begins in 1962 when Sid Bernstein, a young entrepreneur in New York City, takes a college course inspiring him to “think outside the box.” At the time, no one could have predicted what would follow as the excitement of Beatlemania exploded on February 9, 1964 with their U.S. debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and two sold out concerts produced by Bernstein at Carnegie Hall. That night he started thinking outside a much larger box…
The Shea Stadium concert was filmed for a primetime television special, but the Beatles were unhappy with the sound and secretly re-recorded songs before the broadcast. Dave will talk about this recording session and include missing songs from the actual concert.
This is your VIP ticket and backstage pass to one of the most influential and exciting events in the history of popular music. The Beatles At Shea Stadium - the story behind their greatest concert and the beginning of stadium rock.
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