Friday, November 16, 2007

THE MANIA THAT ONCE WAS.

The date was Sunday, August, 15, 1965. Never before in modern pop/rock music history had such a large sports stadium been used to host a concert. Some 55,000 people were present at Shea Stadium in New York City to watch the boys from Liverpool perform. It must've been an extraordinary time to be alive, as The Beatles literally ruled the world. Now why in tha hell wasn't I around gosh darnit?! I can't believe all this awesome craziness occurred before my time, and I missed it!

The technology at the time was indeed primitive, and the boys were basically hooked up to the stadium's very cheap sound amplification system. The Fab Four had to play without being able to hear themselves, and it is doubtful anyone else even heard them for that matter, for the roaring hysterical screams of the crowd and fainting girls was all too much; it's as if a jet engine was constantly running.

Yes, here's the terrific insane footage of the band that changed the world:




7 comments:

Palm Springs Savant said...

I've always been a mega fab four fan. Have you seen the Beatles Cirque show in Vegas: LOVE? its SO AMAZING

Bev said...

I am writing from Hull, England. You can't beat the Fab Four, the best ever. Came from genuine music genius, something which can't be manufactured. They met as teenage friends and the torch paper was lit.

Pod said...

have a cool weekend wattie!

Scot said...

You know, I think I've seen you make that face Paul's making.

Todd said...

Craziness

WendyB said...

Thumbs up for a Beatles post....or should I scream hysterically instead?

alice said...

It was, indeed, a wonderful time to grow up. I remember watching the Ed Sullivan show, as a mesmerized 12-year old, and I instantly fell in love. It's been an affair that lasted my whole life. You should have been around in the sixties, Wil - you would have fit right in.