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Today, in 1965, the Beatles began their second tour of America

Today, in 1965, the Beatles began their second tour of America

August 15, 2023

On August 15, 1965, the Fab Four embarked on their second tour of America, igniting a frenzy of excitement and hysteria that would forever be etched in music history. As their plane touched down in New York City, an unprecedented wave of Beatlemania engulfed the nation, demonstrating the band's enduring global appeal.

The Beatles' second American tour was a highly anticipated event, with eager fans lining up for hours, just for a glimpse of their beloved idols. The group's first stop in Shea Stadium, New York, drew a record-breaking crowd of over 55,000 screaming fans, drowning out the music with their sheer enthusiasm. The concert became a cultural milestone, marking the first-ever stadium rock show in history.

From New York, the Beatles continued their tour, captivating audiences in various cities across the country. Each performance was a spectacle of unbridled joy and teenage euphoria. Their music resonated with the masses, crossing generational boundaries and uniting people from all walks of life.

As we know well, the Beatles’ legacy only grew from there. Their music continues to inspire people, which is why we created our Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite print.

 

Image credit: Minnesota Historical Society, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons




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