29 Dec “The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Beginning of Stadium Rock” with author Dave Schwensen
From From: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
online, Carmel, IN 46032
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The Centers new Performing Arts Connect series uses Zoom teleconferencing to bring you live workshops and presentations featuring artists and experts from leading cultural organizations around the world.
The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Beginning of Stadium Rock
with author/comedian Dave Schwensen
Celebrating a half century of the Beatles in America, this program focuses on the chart-topping bands historic August 1965 concert at New Yorks Shea Stadium, where John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr performed in front of 55,600 fans and were filmed for a network television special in what is considered the first outdoor stadium rock show.
This program includes film clips, rare audio of the performance and discussion by Dave Schwensen, author of The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert. Schwensen will share little-known details about promoter Sid Bernsteins dealings with the band, how the technology and security capabilities differed from modern stadium shows, how the Beatles secretly re-recorded some songs before the ABC broadcast, and how the event drew a capacity crowd with no paid advertising, only word of mouth.
Recommended for ages 10 to adult