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Last real Beatles concert, 47 years ago today

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    The Beatles played their last "real" live show 47 years ago today, at Candlestick Park. "Long Tally Sally" was their encore.

    I feel really, really old. I was 9 when they played on the Ed Sullvan Show, and 12 when they quit being a real live rock and roll band. They did not have a very long career; the Stonbes have been together for 50 years or so, by comparison.

    And most of the stadiums they played in are now gone: Shea Stadium, Comiskey Park, Metropolitan Stadium, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Cleveland Municipal Stadium, and old Busch Stadium. They also played at D.C. Stadium and Dodger Stadium.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    McCartney recently said he wants to play a concert as the final event at Candlestick before it is blown up. I thought it was a very good idea.
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Beats the heck out of those wanting one more Giants game.
  4. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    It really wasn't that short a time if you look at this in perspective. Paul McCartney and John Lennon played together in the mid-1950s, and the Beatles were performing professionally by 1960. They were together for nine years, and if you think about it, most musicians play together for less than nine years. The Rolling Stones have had personnel changes, and it is usually the case that there are changes over the course of time. The only group I can think of who had the same personnel together for more than 25 years are the Four Tops.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Isn't Pearl Jam closing in on 25?
  6. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    AC/DC's current lineup has about 25 years in together but not consecutively.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    It's been about 35 years for U2.

    43 years for ZZ Top.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    U2 has been together since the late-70s.

    EDIT: PC beat me to it.

    The current Rush (shaddup!) lineup has been together for 40 years.
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Only 15 for the current lineup. They've gone through drummers. Matt Cameron joined in 1998.
  10. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    When the Beatles broke up, though, they likely the longest running band of the "rock" era at that point. Elvis has been around longer, but his backing bands changed. The Beach Boys were around about seven years, but had several lineup changes. The Stones has even changed out guitar players and regulated their keyboard player to glorified roadie.
  11. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Aerosmith's Crespo-Dufay hiccup lasted what, two albums? The original lineup got back together almost 30 years ago, I'm guessing, for a total of almost 40.
  12. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I saw one of those shows on a miserable August night in front of maybe 5,000 people at a shed I worked at outside Toronto. Never in a million years would have thought they would be back.
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