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BEATLES Shea 66 TonyG

BEATLES Shea '66 TonyG

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Bea Miranda Holman 27-Jul-2013 03:50
It was the thrill of a lifetime for me, then a 16 year-old out on a date. What a way to sweep a girl off her feet.
MIchael 03-Dec-2011 15:42
It is interesting that while we all celebrate the August 15, 1965 Shea concert as one of the watershed moments in the Beatles story, many don't know or forget that they did another show the following night, and two more shows, the ones you document here, in late August of 1966. While any one of us would have given our right arm to have been there (I was 5 at the time), these were actually AWFUL Beatles shows. By the time of the summer 1966 U.S. tour, all existing footage shows a tired, mildly disinterested Beatles (except for the ever-energetic Paul) giving lackluster, perfunctory performances, racing through songs,forgetting lyrics, anxious to get off. While I don't agree with Brian that this was the "post moptop" mode-- this was more like the tail end of it -- it is interesting in that the psychedelic period was, indeed, already in force in NY, LA, SF, and London, presaged by the Byrds and John's Revolver songs, and would include the Fabs in just three months.
--Michael in CT
Guest 28-Jul-2011 15:47
I'm really enjoying your pictures & stories of the Beatles at Shea 66. I was 6 years old at the time(started being a beatles fan at age 5)and could only have dreamed to have been there. It's great when fans like you share their photos and memories of a much simpler time with the greatest band ever. How fortunate were some of those people that were right by the stage near the Beatles!!! Not much documentation on the 1966 show as opposed to the 65 concert, so this first hand account by you is great.

Thanks again TonyG
Brian 16-Jan-2011 21:54
Wonderful collection of photos of a concert which has largely been forgotten - because I think - as you have said - the 1965 overshadows it. In some ways 1966 is more interesting - showing the Beatles in post 'moptop' mode, three months later they would record Strawberry Fields.
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