CARNEGIE HALL
FEBRUARY 12, 1964
57TH STREET & 7TH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA

ORIGINAL CONCERT TICKET STUB


CONDITION : NM-
ITEM#: CA095
PRICE: $9,500


PAYMENT METHOD BY WIRE TRANSFER OR BANK CHECK ONLY.
CREDIT CARD NOT ACCEPTED FOR THIS ITEM.

 
  DESCRIPTION
(ACTUAL SCANS)

FOLLOWING THEIR TRIUMPHANT DEBUT ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW ON FEBRUARY 9, 1964, AND THE GROUP'S VERY FIRST CONCERT IN AMERICA IN WASHINGTON D.C. AT THE WASHINGTON COLISEUM, The Beatles returned to New York City for two concerts at THE FAMED Carnegie Hall, ON WEDNESDAY EVENING FEBRUARY 12TH. THE TRAIN journey from Washington took two hours, but once back in New York their limousine was unable to pass through the waiting crowds. A public holiday held to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's birthday allowed an estimated 10,000 people to turn up to greet them at Penn Station. They were taken to the Plaza Hotel by taxi, and following a quick shower AND change of clothes they were smuggled out of the building through the kitchens.

The Beatles were scheduled to give two 34-minute concerts at Carnegie Hall, beginning at 7:45pm and 11:15pm. PRIOR TO THE SHOWS, they were greeted by guests including Shirley Bassey, and were given a gold disc by Swan Records for selling a million copies of She Loves You. Tickets for the concerts had gone on sale at the box office on January 27, and had completely sold out by the following day. 2,900 people saw each of the two shows, which were promoted by New York impresario Sid Bernstein. The warm-up act for both performances was The Briarwoods. George Martin had wanted to record The Beatles' Carnegie Hall performances, and although Capitol Records agreed he was denied permission by the American Federation of Musicians.

john lennon later stated:
"Carnegie Hall was terrible. The acoustics were terrible and they had all these people sitting on the stage with us and it was just like Rockefeller's children backstage and it all got out of hand. It wasn't a rock show; it was just a sort of circus where we were in cages. We were being pawed and talked at and met and touched, backstage and onstage. We were just like animals."

FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES PROUDLY OFFERS (OUR FIRST EVER) ONE OF THE RAREST PIECES OF BEATLES CONCERT EPHEMERA AND ONE THAT RARELY SURFACES TODAY. HERE IS AN ORIGINAL CONCERT TICKET STUB FROM THE 9:30PM (SECOND SHOW) BEATLES PERFORMANCE AT THE LEGENDARY  AND PRESTIGIOUS CARNEGIE HALL. AFTER BEING TORN BY THE USHER AT THE CONCERT, THIS STUB THAT WAS GIVEN TO THE ORIGINAL ATTENDEE (AND WHOSE LETTER OF PROVENANCE IS INCLUDED) WAS THE TORN PORTION THAT HAS ALL OF THE VITAL INFORMATION PRINT. THANK HEAVENS!

CARNEGIE HALL TICKETS DURING THE BEATLES 'HISTORICAL FIRST U.S. VISIT', EITHER IN FULL UNUSED CONDITION OR STUBS, ARE AMONG THE MOST DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN. IT IS INDEED ONE OF RAREST OF ALL BEATLES CONCERT TICKETS IN EXISTENCE. CARNEGIE HALL TICKETS RATE JUST AS MUCH A VITAL AND IMPORTANT COLLECTIBLE AS THOSE OF "THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW "AND WASHINGTON COLISEUM. THESE TICKETS CONTINUE TO BE IN HIGH DEMAND AMONG COLLECTORS. THE MAJORITY OF THESE TICKETS FROM THIS VENUE WERE DISCARDED OR LOST OVER THESE PAST 50 YEARS.

MEASURING 2¼" X 1½", THE 'BROWN' COLORED TICKET STUB IS THE $3.00 "BALCONY" SEATING LOCATION (SEAT B 51) AND IS IN BEAUTIFUL NEAR MINT MINUS CONDITION, DISPLAYING SOME HANDLING AND VERY MINIMAL WEAR. DESPITE THE AGE OF THE TICKET STUB, THERE ARE NO RIPS OR FOLDS. THERE IS ONE VERY LIGHT AND IMPERCEPTIBLE CREASE JUST ABOVE "THE BEATLES" THAT CAN HARDLY BE SEEN. THE SCANNED IMAGE CAN HARDLY DETECT THIS LINE. THE TICKET STILL RETAINS IT'S ORIGINAL GLOSS AND THE PRINT REMAINS DARK, BOLD AND VERY LEGIBLE. THE BACK OF THE TICKET IS CLEAN OF TAPE OR OTHER ISSUES.

FOR THE ULTIMATE IN PRESERVATION, WE PRESENT THE TICKET STUB IN A 5½" X 3½" CRYSTAL CLEAR ULTRA-PRO® 1" THICK BEVELED LUCITE SCREW-DOWN HOLDER DISPLAY.

THIS GORGEOUS CARNEGIE HALL TICKET STUB, WOULD BE THE PERFECT ACCOMPANIMENT FOR THE ULTRA-RARE CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT PROGRAM WE ARE ALSO CURRENTLY OFFERING (GO TO ITEM # CA098).

 

 

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