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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Beatles-Shea Stadium Full Show

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The second concert that Liz attends in the summer of 1965 was the monumental event at Shea Stadium in New York. She went to see her favorite boys and was thrilled about it even though she complained that all you could hear were thousands of screaming girls. The Ed Sullivan Show may have been the first big thing the band did on this side of the pond but the show in New York put them on the map. It was like a testament to their new fame and at the end of it, Liz remarks that this was proof that they had truly become bigger than Elvis. For her that was symbolic. It meant her band was bigger than the music her parents enjoyed and that was a cultural power struggle in itself. Anyway, if you want to see the show, here is a half an hour of it. Enjoy!

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