Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 14 The Beatles and Bobby Hebb at Cleveland Stadium

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 Press Release THE BEATLES IN CLEVELAND

Memories, Facts & Photos About The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts By Dave Schwensen
Banned following their 1964 concert at Public Hall, a scheduling change brought The Beatles back to Cleveland in 1966 for the first outdoor show of their final tour. The results at Municipal Stadium were the same - but on a much larger scale. The uncontrollable hysteria of Beatlemania reached a fever pitch as thousands of fans poured from their seats and crashed over police lines to be near their British Idols.
The Beatles In Cleveland brings to life two of the wildest, out-of-control concerts in Beatle - and rock - history. Follow behind the scenes dealings by Cleveland's rival Top 40 radio stations to bring John, Paul, George and Ringo to the city, then grab a front row seat for back stage and on stage excitement through eyewitness accounts from the promoters, concert MC's, deejays, journalists, opening acts and fans, along with rare, never-before published photos, video stills and memorabilia. A concert by the Beatles was not just about the music, but also the emotions stirred by the most influential group in the history of popular music.
"Totally drew me into the whole experience and gave me new insight into something I thought I knew something about. Good show, mate!"
- Ken Mansfield, Former U.S. Manager Apple Records

"As John Lennon once said, You had to be there. Well, Dave has created the nearest thing to actually witnessing the Cleveland concerts and it's a worthwhile contribution to the growing canon of works about the greatest rock group of them all."
- Bill Harry, Founder of Mersey Beat, Liverpool, England
"What a ride! Riveting and exciting to read! The next best thing to being at a Beatles show."
- Chachi Loprete, Breakfast With The Beatles on WZLX 100.7 FM / Boston, Massachusetts
"Whether you were lucky enough to be there in '64 or '66 or not, Dave will take you back to those pivotal concerts that shook the musical world. Only years later can we look back in awe at "The Beatles in Cleveland" through the eyes of those who were there! Great read for the Beatles completist"
- Bart DaSilva / PM Drive Host on KGMZ 107.9 FM, Honolulu, Hawaii
"As a life long Beatles fan, I've never read anything about The Fab Four that gives me more of a feeling of actually 'being there' at a Beatles concert. Plan on reading it in one sitting!"
- Bob Campbell, Program Director / Morning Show Host on Majic 94.1 FM / Greensboro, North Carolina
"Captures the excitement, hysteria and even the terror of being in the middle of an amped-up mob whose only goal was to get a piece of the Fab Four. This entertaining book takes you on a journey that encapsulates the live Beatles experience from all perspectives. A must read for old and new fans alike."
- Fred Lindgren, Writer / Producer of The Beatle Years from Westwood One Radio, Los Angeles
"Reading the book is like attending the Beatles' show in Minneapolis my parents wouldn't let me go to. It's as close to seeing John, Paul, George and Ringo as I'll ever get. You can feel the excitement, the tension and the great music. I thoroughly enjoyed every page."
- Darrel Amundson, KATE 1450 AM, Albert Lea, Minnesota"It's a fascinating look at two wild rides through the city where rock was born!"
- Archer, Breakfast With The Beatles on KQMT / Denver-Boulder, Colorado
"Awesome Fab Read. Check it out."
"I would highly recommend this book to everyone who wants to re-live the best of the 60's all over again. Thanks!"
- Mark Layne, Morning Show Host & General Manager, KVPI 92.5 FM, Ville Platte, Louisiana
"Of all the material I've read on the Fab Four, Dave's book really communicates the hysteria and fanaticism of the Beatles live show era. An era we will never see again. He has assembled a worthy chronicle and a truly fun read."
- Tim Murphy, Host of Murph In The Morning, 97.7 FM The Wolf, Houghton, Michigan
"If you are looking for a read that will place you directly in the eye of the hurricane, as John Lennon himself liked to call it, then this book is for you."
"What a fabulous book!"
- Mr. Music, Norm N. Nite, Sirius Radio
"The book is a masterpiece at capturing a moment that affected not only tens of thousands of people, but the BEATLES themselves. I think you've done every Beatle fan in the world a service. With the printed page you have framed a VERY precious memory in a time-proof display that will be cherished for generations to come."
-Jack Armstrong, MC of the 1966 Beatle concert in Cleveland
"Made me wish I was there. And by the time I'd finished it, I felt like I was! The Beatles In Cleveland is an excellent read!
- Bob Carter, KISM 92.9 FM Bellingham, Washington
"One of the top cultural events in Cleveland history and one of the most exciting days in my nearly 30 years as a Plain Dealer rock critic. I thought the book was great!"
- Jane Scott, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Mixes fan recollections with the backstage machinations and the personal interactions with the Beatles themselves. The fan stories give a good sense of the excitement and unbridled hysteria the band of longhaired Liverpudlians fueled in teens."
- Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio
"Paul McCartney thought the show was cancelled, because it had been. So if he reads this book, it'll be a revelation for Sir Paul."
- Harry Martin, Radio Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame of Ohio
"The book is fantastic!" - Joe Viglione, Record Producer & Television Host, Boston, Massachusetts Foreword by Bill Harry - An art college classmate of John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe, (original bass player for the Beatles), in Liverpool, Harry was a member of the group's inner circle from their earliest days together. He is the founder and editor of the legendary Mersey Beat newspaper, which included regular contributions from Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Dave Schwensen is the author of How To Be A Working Comic and Comedy FAQs And Answers. Served as Talent Coordinator for the television show A&E's An Evening At The Improv, and for The Improv Comedy Clubs in New York and Los Angeles, where he also consulted for various networks and programs such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Comedy Central, HBO, MTV and many others. An entertainment columnist in northern Ohio since 1993, his weekly humor column, Something To Laugh About, earned First Prize for Best Original Column at The Ohio Newspaper Association Awards. A nationally recognized comedy coach, his seminars are sold-out events in Cleveland, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other locations. He speaks to businesses and organizations about the productive value of humor in communications and is a Continuing Education instructor at Cleveland State University. Yes, he really is the "nutty professor."
Dave also attended the 1966 concert by The Beatles at Cleveland Municipal Stadium

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

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Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:32

Live: Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

7.30pm, Sunday 14 August 1966 (47 years ago)
The third date of The Beatles' final tour took place in Cleveland, Ohio, where they performed once concert before 20,000 people.
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.
Tony Barrow
John, Paul, George, Ringo and Me

August 14, 1966 - Municipal Stadium, Cleveland

Taped: Sunday 14 August 1966

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.

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