Anyone see the Beatles live?

Their last concert for an audience was in 1966 in San Fran not counting the rooftop event in London - which had no paying crowd.

I met a guy who told me that he flew in to Shea Stadium with them in the chopper for their concert there in 1965. He was a radio DJ.

August 19, 1966, Memphis, Mid-South Coliseum.
1st row, right in the middle. The Cyrcle opened.

A friend saw them in Detroit, not sure what year. Said you could not hear the music, only screeching girls.

My sister saw them live at the Finsbury Park Astoria, London in 1965.
She too couldn’t hear anything over the screaming.

Is it true that the floor was soaked in urine?

Never saw them, but I work down the street from the old Uline Arena where they played their first US show. They’re rebuilding it now.

August, 1965 Comiskey Park
August, 1966 International.

I saw Bobby Hebb, the Cyrkle, and the Ronettes as their opening acts in 1966.

I don’t remember who opened for them in 1965.


I’ve seen one of the Beatles live!



Yes I did. JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, 8/16/66 and I still have my ticket.

I can’t say I recall this, but according to the Beatlemania website, the set list for the 1966 tour was:

Rock And Roll Music
She's a Woman
If I Needed Someone
Baby's In Black
Day Tripper
I Feel Fine
I Wanna Be Your Man
Nowhere Man
Paperback Writer
I'm Down 

What I do remember was poor tinny sound quality, crushing crowds, screaming, seats so far away we needed opera glasses to see the band, a humid and drizzly night with rumbles of thunder …and the best concert I ever saw. :slight_smile:

San Diego, 1965. I was 14. And screaming notwithstanding, I heard the music well enough.

$5 bucks!!!

I saw Beatlemania once. It was an incredible simulation.

(No, it wasn’t)

My wife saw them at Shea Stadium.

Half of them. I saw George Harrison and Ringo Starr at the Concert for Bangladesh in 1971.

Two friends of mine saw them in Houston, August 19, 1965 (we were all in high school).

I saw them in Toronto on August 17, 1966.

Note the word ‘saw’ above. I can’t really say I heard them. Still, even as a kid, I sensed it was something special.

As Pai325 mentioned, the opening acts were Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle, and The Ronettes.

My mother had the opportunity to see them in England, but she passed because she thought they were overrated.

She saw everyone else though, including the Rolling Stones and a bunch of other great artists.

Didn’t see them, but I guess I heard them. We took my sister and her friend to see them at Crosley Field in '66. It was a Saturday evening, but rain cancelled the show. It was rescheduled for the next afternoon. We went back the next day. Both times, I waited in the parking lot. I waited with my Dad on Saturday, and both parents on Sunday. I was five years old.

My brother’s mother in law saw them at their first American show in DC.