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The Beatles at Shea Stadium

Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:16 pm

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Re: The Beatles at Shea Stadium

Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:43 pm

That's for the 1966 concert, the encore appearance. The photo is from Nov-Dec 1965.

Re: The Beatles at Shea Stadium

Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:22 pm

Yes, the attendance was down for their return engagement.

Re: The Beatles at Shea Stadium

Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:08 am

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:Yes, the attendance was down for their return engagement.


Yes, the Beatles only drew about 44,000 people. History tells us why.

Of course, in August 1966, all other rock acts played to about 10% of that audience size, in clubs, theaters and fairgrounds. And Colonel Parker would have cared much more about the fact the Beatles grossed more from the 1966 show. ;-)


Nonetheless, The Beatles made more money from their appearance than they had in 1965, receiving $189,000 - 65 per cent of the gross takings of $292,000.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/08/23/live-shea-stadium-new-york-2/