Saturday, August 15, 2015

Bobby Hebb / Beatles 4th date August 15, 1966 Washington D.C.

The sixth show, the fourth stop, the Beatles and Bobby Hebb tour the United States, 1966

Sunset in Woburn, August 2015 
Photo by Joe Viglione  (C)Copyright all rights reserved

Chicago  August 12th  2 shows
Detroit    August 13th  2 shows
Cleveland August 14   1 show
Washington DC 8/15   1 show'_1966_US_tour

Live: DC Stadium, Washington, DC

Monday, August 15, 1966
49 years later this article is posted on Bobby's blog
Saturday, August 15, 2015

The fourth date of The Beatles' final tour took place in Washington, DC, where they performed one concert before 32,164 people at the DC Stadium. 

Prior to the concert, five members of Prince George's County Ku Klux Klan, dressed in red, white and green robes and led by the Imperial Grand Wizard of the Maryland clan, held a parade outside the venue in protest against John Lennon's comments that The Beatles were more popular than Jesus.
Support acts for the entire tour were 
The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. After the show The Beatles and their entourage immediately boarded their tour bus and began the journey to Philadelphia.

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.


In the early hours of August 15th 1966, following their performance at Cleveland Stadium, the Beatles hopped a flight to Washington D.C. for their scheduled appearance at D.C. Stadium later that evening. Backstage before the concert, the Beatles held the following press conference with Washington reporters. The D.C. press were preoccupied with the controversy stirred by John Lennon's remarks earlier in the year regarding his opinions of the current state of religion.

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