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"The concert and excitement surrounding the performance is described in amazing detail based on unedited live recordings and eyewitness accounts which appear throughout the book, including hundreds of little-known facts about the TV special produced by Ed Sullivan which aired on ABC, as well as the secret recording session to overdub the live audio for network broadcast." - Queens Gazette

"In this new book, author Dave Schwensen focuses solely on this Beatles concert and the history surrounding it. What follows is a fascinating book that chronicles the entire life cycle of this legendary show, from its inception to its execution and aftermath." - The Rock and Roll Chemist

"The book reveals everything one would want to know about the historic concert, from the weather to the songs to the sound system and marketing. The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert makes a welcome addition to any Beatle fan's library, as it fills in a significant knowledge gap."- Something Else! Reviews

"'The Beatles At Shea Stadium' offers multiple and valuable perspectives. Recollections from audience members, the concert photographer, a reporter and DJs put the reader at the scene, effectively presenting a complete picture of the sights and sounds of the humid New York night. Schwensen wisely stands aside and lets his subjects tell their stories... These figures reveal small moments such as Ringo Starr sitting alone on a bench signing autographs, and George Harrison anxiously peeking out onto the stage to witness the ecstatic crowd." - Beatlefan Magazine

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The date was August 15, 1965...
During a decade historic for change and innovation, it was an event that shook the innocence of pop music concerts into the sophistication of stadium rock. It was ground breaking and electrifying. It was a happening before the term happening was groovy. It survives in the memory of anyone who was there to experience the excitement, thrill, mania and love surrounding four young men who defined an image and created a soundtrack for a generation that came of age in the 1960s. For fans, associates and the innovators themselves, the echoes from a hot summer night in New York still resonate through the years.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: North Shore Publishing (November 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979103029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979103025
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #827,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By June M. Scharf on December 7, 2013
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A must read for all Beatles fans! Schwensen takes an "eyewitness" approach to reporting this story, using key insiders to shed great detail on all events related to this seminal concert. It's not the first time he's written about the Beatles either. He's steeped in knowledge, being a consummate fan himself, so he qualifies as a very reliable source. The book is exceptionally well written and features plenty of revealing photos. It also makes a great gift for the Beatles fan who thinks he/she knows everything about the band... and with a cover to cover read, truly can.
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This book transports you! I was one of the lucky ones. Sometimes, I tear up when I think of it or see video of the concert. Nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to witness as a young child. Nothing. Thank you to Dave Schwensen for finally writing this book. I've always wondered why no book had ever been written about this moment in history...what became the most important concert event ever. It. Changed. EVERYTHING!!
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Once I started reading this book...I kept on reading! Finished it in one day. It certainly captures the excitement of August 15, 1965 at Shea. I especially like the section on the making of the TV Special that aired on ABC and the story behind all of the (secret) editing of the music soundtrack. A fun read.
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The Beatles at Shea Stadium is a must read for die-hard Beatles fans. If you were fortunate to have attended this concert, (thank you God for I was one of them) you will not be able to put this book down, it takes you right back to August 23, 1965. For me reading this book brought back soooooooo many fond memories of this concert. For those too young to remember (or unable to attend) the book will give you a behind the scenes look at this historical and magical day at Shea . Thank you Dave for taking the time to write this book I loved it!!
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Dave Schwensen gives excellent accounts from the actual fans, of The Beatles concert at Shea Stadium. My memories as a 10 year old were quite similar to those much older than I. It was a great reminder, filled with memories long forgotten. The author brought me back to that day and through other people's eyes. Thanks, Dave, for your accuracy and for finding other fans who were actually in the stands.
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I loved it ! Wished I had been there to share in this forever remembered event-but, it didn't happen, but being able to read about it was very entertaining and informative.
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An excellent book on one of the most famous concerts of all time. Reading the fans account from their perspective really gives you a feel for the energy there that night. A lot of interesting "behind the scene" notes with eye witness reports make this a very enjoyable read. An absolute must for anyone that attended this show or for anyone that loves The Beatles' music.
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This is such a fun book. My personal favorite is Judith Kristens accounts trying to meet or talk to the boys LOL!
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