Mexico City / 08.29.2021 22:57:21
The last official Beatles concert took place on a day like today, August 29, but 1966 in the city of San Francisco, California. This was recalled by the renowned Canadian journalist and music publicist Eric Alper on his social networks
“Today 55 years ago, The Beatles held their last official concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The last song they played was “Long Tall Sally” by Little Richard“the journalist wrote on his Twitter account.
55 years ago today, The Beatles perform their last official concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The last number they play is Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally”. pic.twitter.com/KTJ0B7D1Tz
– Eric Alper ???? (@ThatEricAlper) August 29, 2021
The site specialized in the band, BeatlesBible, He also points out that this was the last event that the band officially held, since the show he gave in January 1969 on the roof of the Apple building was completely unforeseen.
“The park’s capacity was 42,500 attendees, but only 25,000 tickets were sold, leaving large sections of seats unsold. Fans paid between $ 4.50 and $ 6.50 for tickets, and The Beatles’ fee was around $ 90,000. The promoter of the program was the local company Tempo Productions “, indicates the page.
“There was a big talk in Candlestick Park that this had to endr. At that San Francisco concert it seemed like this might be the last time, but I never felt 100 percent safe until we got back to London. John wanted to give up more than the others. Said he’d had enough, “he said Ringo starr for the book Anthology.
For its part, Gene Nelson, presenter of the event, noted in the publication The Beatles off the record: “FIt was difficult to work in a stadium as an MC, especially since the Beatles were taking their time dating. I was trying to entertain a crowd that was screaming, ‘Beatles, Beatles, Beatles’. The locker room was chaos. There were a lot of people there. The press tried to get passes for their children and there was the singer Joan Baez. Any local celebrity in town was in the dressing room. They were having a party. They were having perfect fun while I froze at second base! “
Before one of the last topics, we set up a camera, I think it had a fisheye, a wide angle lens. We put it on the amp and Ringo turned down the drums, and we stood with our backs to the audience and we posed for a picture, because we knew it was the last show“he declared George Harrison for The Beatles Off The Record.