Although they made an unannounced live appearance in January 1969 on the rooftop of the Apple building, The Beatles’ final live concert took place at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.
The Park’s capacity was 42,500, but only 25,000 tickets were sold, leaving large sections of unsold seats. Loyal fans paid between $4.50 and $6.50 for tickets, and The Beatles’ fee was around $90,000. The MC of the concert was ‘Emperor’ Gene Nelson (below) of KYA Oldies Radio 1260 AM.
Jackie DeShannon opening for The Beatles at The Hollywood Bowl on the 23 of August, 1964
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Jackie DeShannon’s biggest break came in February 1964 when she was an opening act for The Beatles on their first US tour. She formed a band with slide guitarist Ry Cooder, who briefly attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
A benefit concert called “One to One” was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City to help raise money for Willowbrook, a home for the mentally challenged at Staten Island. John Lennon headlined the concert and was backed by a Greenwich Village band called The Elephant’s Memory. It was the first full concert for Lennon in the U.S. since the Beatles played Candlestick Park, San Francisco in 1966. As fate would have it, it would be the only full concerts of his solo career.
Lennon himself bought $59,000 worth of tickets & gave them away to fans. Overall, $1.5 million dollars was raised to help improve living conditions at the facility.