Thursday, October 18, 2018
Was this the first Beatles riot?
If you didn't know better, you might think these photos were taken in Cleveland in 1966 or San Francisco in 1965 or Vancouver in 1964. However --- you see the Beatles in the grey suits and British bobbies and learn that it was taken 55 years ago -- October 19, 1963.
It looks like a full blown middle of Beatlemania concert riot. Girls being pulled out of the audience while the Beatles play on, cops telling the girls to be quiet and sit down, and finally, the curtain is closed.
I need to find information about this concert because it is very interesting to see such crazy Beatlemania at a show in the fall of 1963.