August 15th, 2006

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Today's the 41st Anniversary of the Shea Stadium Phenomenon!

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The Most Significant Rock Concert in History

NOTE: Most of the text in this post is taken directly from
~ this page ~ in the Mr. Pop History website


The Beatles at Shea Stadium: August 15, 1965. You might say this event set the tone for stadium concerts and rock festivals like Woodstock. It certainly was a first for several reasons.

No one, not even Brian Epstein, thought they could fill Shea's 55,000 seats. That is, no one except the man with the concept - promoter Sid Bernstein. The sheer excitement of 55,000 fans in the same place was beyond belief. This wasn't the first time he took a chance on the Fab Four. Bernstein booked the band sight-unseen in March of 1963, for two February, 1964 Carnegie Hall concerts. That was the band's first-ever U.S. booking, and well before anyone stateside cared about the Beatles.

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Although a film of this concert was made by Ed Sullivan Productions, we have something very rare -
the below link to a radio tape made during the concert.
New York's WMCA, one of the most popular radio stations in America during the 1960's, was at the event. WMCA's Ed Baer does his "goodguy" show high above the field and describes the action beautifully. You'll notice, WMCA could not broadcast the Beatles music live, but they did the next best thing. Everytime the Beatles played one of their songs live, WMCA would grab the same record, and play it for their vast radio audience. Come back with us to Sunday night - August 15, 1965 with Ed Baer, WMCA and the Beatles at Shea stadium.

Scroll down to the bottom of
          this page at POPHISTORYNOW.COM
and, because they have blocked direct linking,
click on the link that looks like the following ~

          MP3 Audio: | WMCA Beatles 1965 8:19 |

Once again, text credit goes to:

Mr Pop History
This site is terrific!!
The webmaster was also a big fan of WMCA radio in New York City
and actually got the tape from the man on the tape - Ed Baer. Amazing.
Thanks, Mr Pop History!!!


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