IT WAS 48 YEARS AGO TODAY
Bobby was right handed, not left-handed
someone reversed the photo on this 45 RPM
Notice in our Top 5 that last year's blog
August 12, 2013 is #2 in page views! today!
This year we are exploring other articles we haven't looked at before regarding this historically significant tour
TODAY IN BEATLES HISTORY
|Fri, August 12th, 1966||The Beatles perform two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois. This is the first stop on what will turn out to be The Beatles' final US tour. Support acts are the Remains, Bobby Hebb, the Cyrkle, and the Ronettes. Although they'd just released a new album, The Beatles didn't bother rehearsing any new songs, using the same repertoire as they'd used on their tour of West Germany, Japan, and the Philippines.|
ON THIS DAY – AUGUST 12 – ALICE COOPER, THE EAGLES, THE POLICE, THE COMMODORES, KYU SAKAMOTO & MORE
CONCERT TOUR BOOK on eBay from 1966
by Greg Kot
The Beatles at the Chicago Amphitheatre
The Beatles' Chicago debut must have been a blur for John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr; on their first major North American tour, the quartet would travel 22,000 miles in 29 grueling days. But for their fans in that first summer of Beatlemania in America, it was a thrill they would never forget.
A few hours after their 4:30 p.m. landing on this date at Midway Airport--where a crowd of 5,000 greeted them-- the Beatles performed a concert at the International Amphitheatre typical of their whirlwind visit.
For $30,000, they played 34 minutes to a screaming audience that made the effortless melodies and lovelorn lyrics of the 11 songs--from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" to "Can't Buy Me Love"--virtually an afterthought.
Chicago International Amphitheater
On September 5, 1964 and August 12, 1966, The Beatles performed at the Amphitheatre. The 1966 show was the first show on their last tour.
Ticket from a night before the end of the tour
DAYS IN THE LIFE
TINA M. KUKLA
Luckily they had an entire month at home to recuperate before heading to the States for another concert tour, starting with a show at the International Amphitheater here in Chicago on August 12th. . .for which I had acquired a ticket the minute they went on sale weeks earlier. There was no way I was going to miss seeing them again like I had back in ‘64, and that little slip of paper with second-row seats listed in black ink guaranteed me another close-up glimpse of my idols. I was even going to bring Claire with, but my mother balked at the idea. Claire was furious that my mother wouldn’t let her go to the show. But there was little I could do about that once I bought that five-dollar slip of paper; come hell or high water, I was going to see the Beatles live and in person again!
THE BEATLES SETLIST
The Rolling Stones have a bootleg from a performance at this venue
Here's an intriguing eBay item
This is a yellow vinyl LP containing interviews with members of the Beatles made during their 1966 USA Tour. Interviewer is Ken Douglass. Ownership of this material was originally donated to "Ring Around The Pops", a
Braille Quarterly published in Louisville, KY. Original pressings were used for various fund-raising efforts by
the School for the Blind in Louisville.
Contents: Side 1: Contents: Side 2:
1. John-Religion and Movies 1. Paul-Impressions
2. Paul-Songwriting 2. Jim Stagg-Tour Planning
3. Ringo-Home Life 3. Jim Stagg-Beatle Hobbies
4. George-Hamburg Beginnings 4. Jim Stagg-Future Plans
The original pressings of this LP were on thick black vinyl. This yellow vinyl re-issue, as well as red and blue
copies, turned up in Nashville in the mid-80s and soon disappeared.
I found several boxes unclaimed in a pressing plant in about 1988. I now have less than 25 copies to sell.
They are 100% new & unplayed, have never been in any shop or collection. I put them in white (no-hole)
sleeves and have stored them judiciously to avoid warping and cupping. They are guaranteed to be mint,
undamaged and playable. The copy you receive will be exactly like the pictured copy.
Buyer will receive an additional Beatle item as a free bonus.
(This will be a common title in lesser condition)
(If you don't want the freebie, tell me when you pay.)
The Beatles Live Anthology Vol 3 USA Tour of America 1965-1966
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Vintage issue of EBONY Magazine With articles and information relating to celebrities, fashion, political issues, sports, health, family and love topics of the time. Magazine is LARGE sized and is in good overall vintage condition, with possible mailing labels, minor edge wear/creases.