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    The Beatles Shea Stadium & Rolling Stones 1965 "Shindig!" Sid Bernstein NYC Handbill. An original paper concert flyer advertising the Beatles' first appearance at Shea Stadium, plus the Rolling Stones, the Dave Clark Five, the Kinks and the Moody Blues coming to New York City for concerts in the spring and summer of 1965. For the Beatles, this was the big one... their first appearance at Shea could have sold out 10 times over, and was the first rock concert to ever fill a sports stadium. Ten years later it would be commonplace, but at the time, it was unheard of. And then... the Rolling Stones, too, with "The Last Time" in the national Top 10 at the time this handbill was printed? Wow! Measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and grades to Very Good Plus condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: Other live musical acts also appearing include Chuck Berry, Phil Ochs, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Bobby Sherman, Donna Loren, Shirley Ellis and Joey Paige. Some of them were lined up for a "Shindig!" series of five shows over a weekend in late May, perhaps a taping for the teen-dance TV show. In fact, notice the typo... at the very beginning it should say "Friday May 14," but instead it says "May 24." Oops!

    Promoter Sid Bernstein owned the New York pop-music scene at the time, and presented all of these shows. This little flyer is an interesting combination of British Invasion rock, teeny-bop pop, 50's rock 'n' roll and serious folk music. It's all there, and more.

    Just standing back for a moment, it's almost impossible to comprehend how many records were sold, and how much influence was wielded by, the Beatles, the Stones, the Dave Clark Five, the Kinks and the Moody Blues all combined. It's simply mind-boggling.

    Condition details: Has two horizontal folds from when it was mailed, presumably in a small envelope, back in the day. These were promoter-generated folds necessary for marketing that some do not consider damage. The first crease goes through the top of the Rolling Stones' name but doesn't break the black color, and the second crease goes just above the Beatles' name. Otherwise just a slight bit of light surface handling to the paper.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
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