Most people think the Beatles’ first U.S. concert was at Shea Stadium in New York City. But that momentous and memorable event didn’t happen until August 15th, 1965.
Here’s the real scoop: following the fab fours’ victorious stint on the Ed Sullivan Show (February 9th, 1964), the Beatles made their way to Washington DC and performed their very first U.S. concert at the historic Washington Coliseum/Uline Arena.
To commemorate the event, AARP is sponsoring a special tribute to the Beatles–“The Beatles: Yesterday and Today”–which will take place on the exact same day, time and even in the same place as it did 50 years ago! Proceeds will go to the DC Preservation League.
Get details about the program and buy tickets right here. All AARP members get a 15% discount by using this code when buying the tickets online: AARP.
It’s going to be a great big party with music, food, and memorabilia on display, including the iconic photos by Mike Mitchell taken during the 1964 concert.
I’ll be at the AARP booth welcoming everyone to the Best Beatle Bash in the world! Look for me!
Here’s a snippet of an interview I had on DC’s local CBS affiliate station–WUSA9–yakking it up about celebrating boomers, life after 50, and most of all, The Beatles!
See you there!!
And remember this: We can’t control getting older . . . but . . . we can control how we do it!
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Photo credit: Rolling Stone, WUSA9