jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2015

51 years ago, the Beatles rocked New Orleans

Photo by Ted Rozumalski -- Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon on stage during the September 16,  1964 concert in New Orleans.
Photo by Ted Razumalski : Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon on stage during the September 16, 1964 concert in New Orleans (www.theneworleansadvocate.com)


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51 years ago, the Beatles rocked City Park
Written by: FOX8Live.com Staff
Updated: Sep 16, 2015


Picture of Mayor Schiro and the Beatles (photo via Bruce Spizer).

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -
Wednesday marks 51 years since the Fab Four rocked New Orleans City Park.

On September 16, 1964, the Beatles took the stage at City Park Stadium. This would be the only time that the Beatles performed in New Orleans.

The concert brought full-fledge Beatle-Mania to the area. According to Bruce Spizer, a Beatles historian, everyone was excited about the British Invasion of New Orleans.

On September 16, 1964, the Beatles took the stage at City Park Stadium. This would be the only time that the Beatles performed in New Orleans.
On September 16, 1964, the Beatles took the stage at City Park Stadium. This would be the only time that the Beatles performed in New Orleans.

"Everyone wanted to get on the Beatles bandwagon," he said. "They did a press conference. Mayor Schiro went to the press conference and he met with the Beatles and handed out a proclamation to them and got the Beatles to sign this proclamation."

In 1964, 14-year-old Darlene Bersuder was captured in a photo waiting with friends for the concert outside Tad Gormley Stadium.

She saw the old pictures of people crushing against the gates, waiting for them to open for the concert.

"I think someone told me there were 13,000 people there," she said. "People were just going wild, screaming."

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A ticket to the Beatles' show in New Orleans, only $5
Bruce Spizer


Beatles proclamation signed by Beatles & Mayor Schiro
Bruce Spizer


Image of WTIX concert hand bill
Bruce Spizer




The Beatles, archival photo










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City Park 1964: The Beatles invade New Orleans


Photos: Images from the 1964 Beatles concert at City Park in New Orleans

Photo provided by WYES/Bruce Spizer -- Parents were aghast that a ticket to the Beatles' 1964 concert in City Park Stadium in New Orleans cost $5.
Photo provided by WYES/Bruce Spizer -- Parents were aghast that a ticket to the Beatles' 1964 concert in City Park Stadium in New Orleans cost $5.

Associated Press file photo -- A New Orleans boy scooted under police barricades to touch Ringo Starr during the Beatles' stop in the city Sept. 16, 1964.
Associated Press file photo -- A New Orleans boy scooted under police barricades to touch Ringo Starr during the Beatles' stop in the city Sept. 16, 1964.

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Beatles expert and historian, Bruce Spizer, poses for a photo with some of his Beatles memorabilia in New Orleans on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Beatles expert and historian, Bruce Spizer, poses for a photo with some of his Beatles memorabilia in New Orleans on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

Photo by Ted Rozumalski -- The Beatles at a press conference before the September 16, 1964 concert in New Orleans.
Photo by Ted Rozumalski -- The Beatles at a press conference before the September 16, 1964 concert in New Orleans.

Photo by Ted Rozumalski -- Ringo Starr on stage during  the September 16, 1964 concert in New Orleans.
Photo by Ted Razumalski : Ringo Starr on stage during the September 16, 1964 concert in New Orleans

Photo by Ted Rozumalski -- New Orleans police keep crowds under control during the Beatles September 16, 1964 concert.
Photo by Ted Rozumalski -- New Orleans police keep crowds under control during the Beatles September 16, 1964 concert.

Photo by Ted Rozumalski -- Young fans watch the Beatles live in New Orleans during the  September 16, 1964 concert.
Photo by Ted Rozumalski -- Young fans watch the Beatles live in New Orleans during the  September 16, 1964 concert.



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