— Days Without Shea —

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by Kingman on August 21 at 11:56AM
http://www.loge13.com/img/SidBernstein_Shea.jpgLegendary music promoter Sid Bernstein died August 21, 2013, at the age of 95. Bernstein was best known for booking many of the best British Invasion bands, including The Beatles.

Sid is also credited with the bold plan to book The Beatles at Shea Stadium. As Mark Lapidos, founder of BeatleFest, put it in a touching tribute:

He had this idea of presenting The Beatles at Shea Stadium. He phone Beatles manager Brian Epstein with the idea. Brian was hesitant, not wanting his Beatles to play to any empty seats. Sid boldly guaranteed to purchase any unsold seats and the deal was made. The Beatles at Shea became the first of its kind and to most famous single concert in history, August 15, 1965.


And overnight, Sid invented the stadium rock concert. The world needs more great thinkers like Sid. Rock on.



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