|CURRENT INVENTORY / CONCERT EPHEMERA - CA095||VIEW CART|
FEBRUARY 12, 1964
57TH STREET & 7TH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA
ORIGINAL CONCERT TICKET STUB
CONDITION : NM-
PAYMENT METHOD BY WIRE TRANSFER OR BANK CHECK ONLY.
CREDIT CARD NOT ACCEPTED FOR THIS ITEM.
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."
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!
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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