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WHITE HOUSE VISIT ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash at the White House.

Johnny Cash performed a concert at the White House at the invitation of
President Richard M. Nixon.

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President Nixon and wife Pat pose with June Carter Cash and Johnny
Cash following the concert for the Nixon’s and their quests.

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FINAL CONCERT ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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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.

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Gene Nelson

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John Lennon

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SHE WAS AN OPENING ACT IN 1964 ~

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Jackie DeShannon opening for The Beatles at The Hollywood Bowl on the
23 of August, 1964

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Up next were The Beatles

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.

DeShannon currently is an entertainment broadcast correspondent reporting
historical anecdotes and current Beatles band members’ news for Breakfast
with the Beatles on Sirius XM Satellite Radio on the weekends.


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Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder will be 67 on March 15

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Jackie is 72 (Aug. 21, 1941)

Contrary to the title, Breakin’ It Up On the Beatles Tour, the Liberty
Records LP was not recorded during a
Beatles tour.

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A bow from The Beatles

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BENEFIT CONCERT HELD ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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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.

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THE BEATLES PORTLAND GIG

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