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Have you seen the Beatles live?
3 September 2012
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jimliston
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I'm happy to say that I saw the Beatles when they performed in St. Louis, MO. in 1966 at Busch Stadium.

The stadium was only a few months old at the time and 4 of us found an area where the fence wasn't completed yet so we snuck in!

It's funny now to realize that tickets were $4.50 and $5.50! That was a lot of money for a 13 year old kid in 1966!

It's was a rainy day and the Beatles were under a tarp that had been put up over the stage. I remember the girls were screaming and crying so loud that you could barely hear the music. The Cyrkles played their hit "Like a Red Rubber Ball."

I've read that Paul and George decided they didn't want to tour anymore because of this show. I guess they had enough, and John and Ringo were fed up already.

I hope to see Paul perform sometime.

Anyone else?
Jim

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3 September 2012
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I haven't seen the beatles live of course (because I was born in 1999). Anyway the only beatles concert which I would like to have heard is the rooftop concert. I want to see paul live but the last time he was in vienna was at the back in the world tour (I would go to a concert by his in munich but I think the last time he was in munich was also at the back in the world tour. Bratislava is also near possibly he will play in bratislava)

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3 September 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson said
I haven't seen the beatles live of course (because I was born in 1999). Anyway the only beatles concert which I would like to have heard is the rooftop concert. I want to see paul live but the last time he was in vienna was at the back in the world tour (I would go to a concert by his in munich but I think the last time he was in munich was also at the back in the world tour. Bratislava is also near possibly he will play in bratislava)

I would have settled with any!!

Unfortunately for me, I was too born in the 90's.

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3 September 2012
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jimliston said
I'm happy to say that I saw the Beatles when they performed in St. Louis, MO. in 1966 at Busch Stadium.

The stadium was only a few months old at the time and 4 of us found an area where the fence wasn't completed yet so we snuck in!

It's funny now to realize that tickets were $4.50 and $5.50! That was a lot of money for a 13 year old kid in 1966!

It's was a rainy day and the Beatles were under a tarp that had been put up over the stage. I remember the girls were screaming and crying so loud that you could barely hear the music. The Cyrkles played their hit "Like a Red Rubber Ball."

That's incredible. Do you remember what the Beatles played?

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3 September 2012
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Holsety
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I haven't, but one of my uncles told me he almost did.. They came to Indianapolis in '64. If I had a choice, I would've been at the Revolution / Hey Jude performance, the rooftop, or one of the '66 concerts.

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3 September 2012
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I was sadly born too late but am dead jealous of anyone who has. Have heard a lot of their shows, the ones that have been bootlegged, and i enjoy them all, well the ones i can hear, but to see and be in the same place as all 4... i'd probably faint, have a heart attack or my head would explode. Have also seen a lot of the live footage out there as well and it looks wonderful.

 

I saw Paul in Glasgow in 2010 and it was an incredible experience and then Ringo last year, again in Glasgow, which was great. Was too young to see George and wasnt born to see John live (im not best pleased that i missed out being on the same planet as John by less than 1 month or that i was born on the week he wasnt number 1 in the UK charts at the beginning of January '81. Yes i am that petty over that).

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3 September 2012
10.26pm
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I saw 'Beatlemania in '78 or '79, and the current incarnation 'Rain' in 2011.  Not as good as the original, but they'll have to do.

 

Ringo usually plays one of the casinos here just North of Toronto once a year, so I really need to go see him next time around.

I can never afford the ridiculous prices to see Paul in Toronto.

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4 September 2012
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FlyOn13
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Like a few other people have already said about themselves, I was not alive in the sixties, therefore, I could not have seen them...In fact, my DAD wasn't even a year old when they played Ed Sullivan. My grandparents were in their twenties, but they never went to see them, my Grandpa being a bigger Stones fan than anything else. Actually, my dad tells me that my grandpa used to say to him, and I quote: "They may be big now, but in 20 years, no one will be talking about the Beatles."
Well, it's been almost 50 years, and look where we are!
Oh, Grandpa, when will you ever learn? a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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4 September 2012
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There's only about 3-4 regular posters here who were old enough to have feasibly seen them. My mother WANTED to see 'em in '64, but was only sixteen and wasn't allowed to make the 3-hour drive to Toronto.

Given everything we know about their live shows, and the fact that I generally don't like big stadium shows at all, I can't say I regret being born 20 years too soon to have seen them during their touring years, except for the historical interest. Sure would liked to have seen 'em during their Hamburg days, though!

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7 September 2012
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I was born a bit late to have seen them. My grandma says she could have, but she liked The Dave Clark Five. I guess nobody could like them both back then because that's how she makes it seem.

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7 September 2012
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Wow, I always thought everybody back then was either a Beatles person or Stones person...never could've imagined there were DC5 People!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
7 September 2012
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Dave Clark 5 were thought to be next big thing and the Beatles on the slide when Glad All Over came out and replaced She Loves You(?) at #1 (completely different song to the Glad All Over The Beatles covered and on Live At The BBC)

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7 September 2012
10.38pm
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My mum saw them twice in 1963. I think she got to touch George Harrison's foot. I got her to leave her memories as comments on these pages:

http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....a-ipswich/

http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....a-romford/

If anyone else saw The Beatles live, please add your memories to the relevant page in the history section. The more details the better.

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7 September 2012
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Dave Clark 5 were thought to be next big thing and the Beatles on the slide when Glad All Over came out and replaced She Loves You(?) at #1 (completely different song to the Glad All Over The Beatles covered and on Live At The BBC)

Yeah, I've read that before and always found it absurd. SOMETHING had to replace "She Loves You" at the top eventually; it could've been "The Singing Nun: Next Big Thing!" Music papers trying to make up a story out of nothing. (Almost as big a non-issue as 'Penny Lane'/'SFF' doesn't make #1, peaks at #2 OH NOES)

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
7 September 2012
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It was hyped as Liverpool v Manchester or something - the 'New Sound'.

 

Were the Dave Clark Five in Catch Me If You Can in 1965? I cant think of any other song they had apart from Glad All Over which is incredibly irritating.

 

(No idea why its displaying in italics as it isnt set that way)

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7 September 2012
11.40pm
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Ah yes, "The Totenham Sound!!"

I think "Glad All Over" is awright. "Bits And Pieces" is their best song.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
11 September 2012
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Joe said
My mum saw them twice in 1963. I think she got to touch George Harrison's foot. I got her to leave her memories as comments on these pages:

http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....a-ipswich/

http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....a-romford/

If anyone else saw The Beatles live, please add your memories to the relevant page in the history section. The more details the better.

 

Those are great comments by your mum. Thanks for pointing them out to us. I love reading stories written by those who actually saw them live.

Thanks for your story, jimliston.apple01mal-evans

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12 September 2012
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Here is their set list according to Wikipedia:

  1. "Rock and Roll Music" (John Lennon)
  2. "She's a Woman" (Paul McCartney)
  3. "If I Needed Someone" (George Harrison) - the first (and only) Harrison composition the group performed live
  4. "Day Tripper" (Lennon and McCartney)
  5. "Baby's in Black" (Lennon and McCartney)
  6. "I Feel Fine" (Lennon)
  7. "Yesterday" (McCartney) - performed with all four Beatles, rather than the one guitar-string quartet arrangement by which the song was recorded, and in G major, not in F major
  8. "I Wanna Be Your Man" (Ringo Starr)
  9. "Nowhere Man" (Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison)
  10. "Paperback Writer" (McCartney) - the newest song ever performed by The Beatles in their touring
  11. "Long Tall Sally" (McCartney)

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12 September 2012
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Von Bontee said
Wow, I always thought everybody back then was either a Beatles person or Stones person...never could've imagined there were DC5 People!

I was a big Dave Clark 5 fan, and also Paul Revere and the Raiders.

JimListon

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12 September 2012
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Appreciate your contributions, Jim!
(Raiders were a helluva band!)

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