Saturday, September 13, 2008

Beatles at Shea Stadium (feature) by The Beatles – ****

Unreleased (sort of).

This concert film is the definitive peak of Beatlemania filmed in 1965 at Shea Stadium, home of the Mets baseball team. I say “unreleased (sort of)” as there have been many pseudo-legal releases of this on video over the years, and it did air on television back in 1966. A huge chunk of it was released on "The Beatles Anthology", and it really could be made into a marvelous CD and DVD. I love it when John plays "I’m Down" with his elbows! A sidenote: The Beatles performed the first rock concert in Shea Stadium; 43 years later, Billy Joel played that last rock concert in Shea Stadium with special guest, Sir Paul McCartney!

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