Bobby Hebb is in the book "The Beatles in Cleveland".
Beatles in Cleveland author Dave Schwensen
|An Interview With Dave Schwensen - The Beatles In Cleveland|
|Written by Official Press Release|
|Wednesday, 16 September 2009 19:48|
The Beatles In Cleveland
Memories, Facts & Photos About The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts
ISBN 978-0-9791030-0-1; Trade Paperback;
Index 192 pages; 116 illustrations
Now in stores through North Shore Publishing; $19.95
For more information about this title visit www.BeatlesInCleveland.com
"It's impressive! Combining the 1964 and 1966 Cleveland Beatles performances and all the drama and trauma that surrounded them makes for great reading. Conspiracies between radio stations, the crowds going berserk in the early days, and the controversy created by the band's album cover and comments in the press make for a pure investigation of the 60's pop culture and the major phenomenon that spearheaded it." - Joe Viglione, Rock Journalist, Boston, MA
|Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:32|
Support acts for the entire tour were The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. The show was temporarily halted during The Beatles' fourth song, Day Tripper, when 2,500 fans invaded the baseball field. The group spent some time backstage before order was restored.
One of the wildest shows took place at the Municipal Stadium in Cleveland - where the crowd broke loose, crashed through a four-foot security fence and invaded the field during Day Tripper. Hopelessly outnumbered and overwhelmed, the local police simply gave up and stood back while hordes of fans took control of the stage and the 'secure' grassy area around it. The boys rushed off to their makeshift dressing room - a caravan/trailer parked behind the stage - and the concert was stopped for 30 minutes while private guards and police reinforcements restored order. At the end of that show roadie Mal Evans had to stop fans from stealing the boys' instruments from the stage as souvenirs.
John, Paul, George, Ringo and Me
August 14, 1966 - Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
Two sets to 20,000 fans. When 2,500 fans got into the arena area, the show was stopped midway through a performance of "Day Tripper," and The Beatles retired backstage for about 20 minutes until order was restored.
Radio station KLUE in Longview, Texas, was taken off the air the day after their Beatles records bonfire when a lightning bolt struck their transmission tower, destroying electronic equipment and knocking their news director unconscious.
TOP 10 pages on the Bobby Hebb blog
Beatles In Cleveland Dave Schwensen interview
Joe Viglione writes about The Beatles