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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Fifty Years Ago In The Town Of San Diego...
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Other Cons

Fifty Years Ago In The Town Of San Diego...
Came The Beatles!


TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4050 -   Yes... 50 Years Ago this weekend came The Beatles to San Diego!

They came for one night only during their tour of America back in 1965!

The place the concert was at was the San Diego High School's Balboa Stadium!

I was still up in Kodiak, Alaska where my Navy Dad was stationed, so I missed out on this event.  But then again I was only 13 at the time, so the odds of me attending would have been plenty slim.

The Beatles were pretty big in Kodiak, as I remember singing the Beatles songs on the school bus from the Navy Base to the Catholic School in the town of Kodiak.  (St. Mary's.)

The concert was NOT a sellout on this tour, as it was a surprise event, squeezed in before their scheduled event in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl on August 29th & 30th.

The schedule was called the 'North American Summer Tour'.  There were a few sellouts on the tour, but at San Diego only 17,013 of the 27,014 available tickets were bought.

The Beatles earned $50,135.17 for this performance, just a little over the $50,000 they were guaranteed in advance.

The stadium therefore wasn't full, but for San Diego that was a huge crowd back in those days. 

There wasn't another concert at San Diego in the future, as The Beatles stopped touring in 1966.  They ceased to be a band as of 1970 as well...

In addition to The Beatles, the opening acts were Cannibal and The Headhunters, Brenda Holloway, Sounds Incorporated, and King Curtis.  Ever hear of them?!

BTW, most of the Balboa Stadium was torn down in 1979, so you can't even go back to where the Beatles performed!

Oh,and you want to know what the backstage food and accouterments were?  How about:  two cases of soda, two tubs of Kentucky Fried Chicken, three portable TV sets, four cots and sets of clean sheets, five 1 gallon bottle of water and 24 assorted sandwiches!  Total cost $33.06!


Oh, and what does this have to do with comic books? 

Well, the Beatles were featured in several comic books over the years, as seen at this link.

One of my favorites were when The Thing & The Human Torch met the Beatles as seen on the Strange Tales cover for #130 published March of 1965! 

And to think... It was 50 Years Ago This Very Weekend that the Beatles played in the Town of San Diego!

For those of you near San Diego... On September 1st at 12:50 pm there will be: 'The 50th Anniversary' of the Beatles 1965 Balboa Stadium Concert at the Saville Theatre, San Diego City College, at 1450 C Street, Downtown San Diego.  Admission is Free for the students and the public!  


~ Michael D Hamersky



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Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:26 PM PDT
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