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Tony G | all galleries >> Beatles concert - Shea Stadium New York, August 23, 1966 - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr > attendance: .......................... 44,600
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attendance:    ..........................  44,600

attendance: .......................... 44,600

This shot was taken from my original seat.
I could hardly hear the opening act (The Cyrkle "Red Rubber Ball"), so I kept moving around during the whole concert to get closer, and I kept clicking.

Chaos! Bloody marvelous chaos!


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Guest 22-Dec-2013 04:12
I am working on a project that we are looking for people that attended the concert at Shea Stadium or were in the audience at the Ed Sullivan show where they performed . Please contact me regarding a59th Aniversary event sponsored by a famous record company. I can be e-mailed at liz@lizlewis.com. I work at Liz Lewis Casting Partners
Buzzy 01-Oct-2012 20:53
I was a NYPD Cop for 22 days when assigned to stand in front of the stage to protect them. I considered myself the luckiest Cop in NY. P.S. While The Beatles were being transported from the Tennis Stadium to Shea Stadium Ringo looked out the window and flipped me the bird. I'm now retired and 70 yrs old and still laugh about that fabulous experience.
Buzzy 01-Oct-2012 20:45
I was an NYPD Cop for 22 days when I was assigned to stand in front of the stage to protect them. I was 24 years old and considered myself the luckiest Cop in NY. P.S. On the way over from the Tennis Stadium to Shea Stadium Ringo flipped me the bird. I'm 70 yrs old now and I still laugh about that. What an experience, thanks for bringing it all back!
E.Percival Poiana 27-Mar-2010 12:34

I was 8 my brother almost 10 and my Mom...I remember all the older girls screaming and fainting! I will never ever forget this wild, wonderful musical adventure! Thanks ;o)
Rick Bricker09-Feb-2009 04:32
Hey Tony...thanks for your narrative and the trip down memory lane.$5 for a seat...wow!I was a 17 yr. old at the time...and a HUGE Beatles fan....I so envy you.I missed seeing them....and Woodstock...two huge events in North American culture.I remember wearing my Nehru jacket(Beatles inspired) to my high school graduation....I thought I was a pretty cool cat....:o).
GENE FARMER 07-Jan-2009 03:38
I WAS THERE WITH TEN OR TWELVE OTHER AIRMEN FROM SUFFOLK CO. LI,NY. AFB WE SAT BEHIND THIRD BASE IN THE SECOND TIER. WE HAD TO WHERE OUR SUMMER UNIFORMS, BUT WE GOT IN FREE!! I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT ONLY TEN PEOPLE WENT.I WAS NINETEEN, A HICK FROM THE STICKS(SWMO.) I GOT TO SEE THE BEATLES, FOR FREE!!! GENE FARMER SPRINGFIELD,MO.
John babcock 08-Oct-2007 19:27
Hey Tony nice photos. I wasnt there that night as I was only seven and no one would take me, but a good friend of mine who was 15 at that time was there. If you watch the Beatles anthology he is the boy who is interviwed by CBS after the '66 Shea show. He was asked how long he thinks the will last, he calmly says "As long as their together, they'll last".I had the chance to play at Shea myself in 1977 as a member of the Hawthorne Muchachos drum and Bugle corp. and what a thrill it was to march over second base!! The view when plauing on the field was amazing! I remember thinking WOW! this is what they saw! Thanks for your effort!!!!John
Guest 05-Oct-2005 22:31
this shot gives a great perspective on how massive this event was.
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