Sunday, August 16, 2015

August 16, + our Top 10 / 2015 Live: John F Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia with THE BEATLES / BOBBY HEBB

Live: John F Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia

Seventh show, fifth date of the tour!

The fifth date of The Beatles' final tour took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where they performed one concert before around 20,000 people at the John F Kennedy Stadium.
The concert began at 8pm. The stadium had 60,000 seats available, but by this point in their career The Beatles were only able to sell around a third of tickets. They had previously played at Philadelphia's Convention Hall on 2 September 1964.
Support acts for the entire tour were The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. The show took place during the beginning of an electrical storm with near-constant lightning, but the rain held off until shortly after The Beatles left the stage.

The Beatles' standard set throughout the tour consisted of 11 songs: Rock And Roll Music, She's A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Baby's In Black, I Feel Fine, Yesterday, I Wanna Be Your Man, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer and I'm Down. During the tour they occasionally substituted the final song with Long Tall Sally.

Beatles footage here:  " I Feel Fine" 
Published on Aug 16, 2013
20:04 seconds from the Beatles concert I attended on August 16, 1966 . About 10 seconds of "I Feel Fine" . To the best of my knowledge , it is the only film in existence of this particular show. George & his White socks was the topic of the week following the show. No One wore white socks in the summer of 66....but George did & he flaunted them , making a firm statement about the perception of what cool is & being a nonconformist.

Also on this day...
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.

Chicago  August 12th  2 shows
Detroit    August 13th  2 shows
Cleveland August 14   1 show
Washington DC 8/15   1 show

Philadelphia 8/16/66    1 show'_1966_US_tour


SUNSHINE Photo by Joe Viglione (C)2015 Summer Sunset in Saugus, Massachusetts, 

July 2015   Photo intentionally not "cropped" to show the sky and the sun setting (and not show Route 1 with all the cars!) 

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