Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fans remember the hot Beatles show

I was actually at this show. It rained like hell the night before and the concert took place at 12:00 noon on Sunday. Price of the ticket - $3.00. Oh my goodness. I was in 8th grade. We were from Texas, visiting relatives in Chicago and Detroit, but my dad finally relented and took me to see them at Crosley Field. Awesome! – Margaret

 I saw them 8/21/66 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati. We were rained out the previous night and the Fabs, even with McM having been reportedly sick that night, agreed to do a show the next sweltering afternoon.

The speakers run out from the second base stage were horns; the "flat' three hole kind. Being in the first row in an open air setting enabled me to hear the band.

They were rather ragged as I recall. I do remember them nailing "Paperback Writer" and "If I Needed Someone". Paul mangled "Yesterday" and I wondered if the key was too high for him that day. –“fabgear”

 My first concert was the Beatles in Cincinnati at Crosley Field. I was 13 years old. I remember my dad drove me there and picked me up after the concert. I went all by myself. Couldn't do that nowadays.  –anonymous

 The Beatles in Crosley Field didn’t even register because you couldn’t hear them and it was kind of like I was just in the same baseball field with them.  -  Tom

 I was there, couldn't see much. They got rained out Sat night, came back at noon on Sunday, thank goodness. Sunday was terribly hot, close to 100 and very humid. I felt sorry for them in those suits.  – Debbie

Once again--if you want to read more fan stories and get more information about the Beatles concert in Cincinnati in 1966, there is an entire chapter about it in my book, "Happiness is Seeing the Beatles:  Beatlemania in St. Louis."    I go into detail about a lot of the things touched on here and the fan stories are really good.

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