'Here Come The Beatles'. DVD of a concert, Candlestick Park, San Francisco, 29 August 1966.

Object type
multimedia-as-object
Acknowledgement
Presented by Dr. Irene Hartzell, 16/09/2010, in honour of Nicole Crespo.
Description
'Here Come The Beatles'. DVD of a concert, Candlestick Park, San Francisco, 29 August 1966. DVD produced by www.televideos.com, of the last public concert given together by The Beatles. Rare film footage included. This version copyright 2003.

With an image of the group on the cover, with a logo comprising the British and American flags, based on the Yin and Yang design. The poster also mentions the groups The Cyrkle, The Ronettes and The Remains, 'plus two other acts to be determined'. The DVD also contains a second film which comprises footage of the two concerts they gave at the Cow Palace, San Francisco on 31st August 1965 (afternoon and evening).

This was the last public concert given by The Beatles.
Date made
2003
Notes
Dr. Irene Hartzell, who donated this DVD and who took a photograph at this event writes (2011):

'August 31, 1965 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco was a long time ago. I can't recall how I got first row tickets but I often luck out and must have been very lucky that day. I figured it would be easier to get tickets for the afternoon concert and I was correct, but it was certainly sold out too. I was a 26-year-old, recently divorced graduate student at Cal Berkeley and invited my 13 year-old half-brother who lived in Los Angeles to fly up for The Beatles. Most fans in the audience were younger than I was. We stood in line for quite a long time. In those days they didn't have security at concerts, so it was simple to bring a camera and use it. We were in the front row directly in front of the microphone with Paul & George. They all wore their shiny blue suits and really looked cute! Everyone was just screaming from the moment they came on-stage until the end of their performance. I don't remember being able to hear the music, we were so focused on just seeing them play in person and it definitely was a thrill! I've been to concerts since then, but nothing like the Beatles again ever!'.
Classification
multi-media, pop music, entertainment, film, guitar
Technique
DVD
Accession No
2010.1474
People
The Beatles, singers
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