ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER
AUGUST 30, 1964 ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY, USA
2 CONCERT TICKET STUBS
WITH
ORIGINAL STEEL PIER ADVANCE SALE TICKET LETTERS AND ENVELOPE


CONDITION : NM / NM
ITEM#: CA089
PRICE: ------

 
  DESCRIPTION
(ACTUAL SCANS)

ON AUGUST 19, 1964, "THE BEATLES' FIRST AMERICAN TOUR" BEGAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, WHICH WAS THE FIRST OF 25 DATES THAT WENT THROUGH SEPTEMBER 20, ENDING AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE IN NEW YORK CITY. THE TITLE OF THIS TOUR WAS SOMETHING OF A MISNOMER SINCE, ALTHOUGH IT WAS CERTAINLY THE GROUP'S FIRST JAUNT AROUND THE U.S. , IT WAS ACTUALLY THEIR SECOND CONCERT-PLAYING VISIT, AND THE TOUR ALSO VENTURED INTO CANADA FOR THREE CONCERTS.

ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 30TH, THE BEATLES PERFORMED ONE SHOW AT 8:30 PM AT THE CONVENTION HALL, MISSISSIPPI AVENUE AND THE BOARDWALK IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY - WHERE 18,000 TEENAGERS PACKED THE HALL. IT WAS THE ONLY TIME THEY EVER PERFORMED IN NEW JERSEY. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NATIONAL CONVENTION HAD TAKEN PLACE HERE A WEEK EARLIER AND NEWSPAPERS HAPPILY REPORTED THAT THE BEATLES RECEIVED A MORE BOISTEROUS RECEPTION THAN THE KEYNOTE SPEECH BY PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON.

THE CONCERT WAS ORGANIZED BY THE BOARDWALK'S NEARBY ENTERTAINMENT VENUE "STEEL PIER" (SEE PHOTO BELOW). NOTICE THAT PAUL ANKA WAS CURRENTLY PERFORMING THERE AND THE MOVIE "BYE BYE BIRDIE" IS PLAYING AT THE STRAND THEATRE ON THE LEFT. THE PHOTOS OF THE BEATLES PERFORMING HERE ARE THE ONLY ONES WE COULD FIND, WHICH ARE PERSONAL SHOTS TAKEN BY A FAN.

FROM THIS GREAT VENUE, DURING THE HEIGHT OF BEATLEMANIA IN AMERICA, WHEN THEIR FIRST FILM "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT" WAS JUST RELEASED A MONTH EARLIER, WE OFFER THESE TWO GORGEOUS 3" X 2" CONCERT TICKET STUBS. THESE "BALCONY" SEAT TICKETS ARE "LIME GREEN" IN COLOR, WITH DARK BLUE PRINT AND REMAIN IN NEAR MINT CONDITION. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, CLEAN AND BRIGHT AND FIRM (THE 'SEAT 3' STUB IS A TOUCH LIGHTER IN TONE). THESE PARTICULAR TICKETS ARE : SECTION 25, ROW J, SEATS 3 AND 4, WITH A $4.90 ADMISSION PRICE. MADE OF THICK, CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTION (FIRMER THAN THE USUAL STANDARD THINNER TICKET), ONE CAN SEE THE UNDERLYING CARDBOARD MATERIAL ON THE BACK SIDES NEAR THE PERFORATED SECTIONS WHERE THE USHER HAD TORN THE SMALLER STUBS AWAY.

ALSO INCLUDED WITH THE TICKET STUBS IS THE ORIGINAL STEEL PIER 9" X 4" ENVELOPE, AND THE TWO 8" X 11" ADVANCE TICKET SALES LETTERS, THAT GIVE FULL DETAILS OF WHERE AND HOW TO BUY TICKETS FOR "THE BEATLES SHOW".  THE ENVELOPE IS GRADED IN SOLID VG+++ CONDITION WITH SOME USUAL HANDLING WEAR. THE BLUE AND YELLOW LETTERS ARE NEAR MINT MINUS, WITH NO TEARS. THE HORIZONTAL FOLDS IN THE LETTERS ARE ORIGINAL FROM BEING MAILED IN THE ENVELOPE TO THE ADDRESSEE. NOTICE THE ATLANTIC CITY POSTMARK STAMP OF MAY 12, 1964. THESE ITEMS RARELY SURFACE, AND TRULY MAKE THIS PACKAGE SUPER SPECIAL.

THIS VENUE IS ONE OF THE RARER TICKETS TO ACQUIRE IN IT'S FULL OR STUB STATE DUE TO IT BEING THE BEATLES' ONLY PERFORMANCE IN NEW JERSEY - AND THESE "LIME GREEN" $4.90 BALCONY LOCATION STUBS ARE BEAUTIES TO BEHOLD. THE TICKET STUBS ARE PRESENTED SECURELY IN A
4" X 6" CRYSTAL CLEAR LUCITE SCREWDOWN PROTECTIVE HOLDER (SEE FINAL IMAGE BELOW).

AFTER THE SHOW THE BEATLES LEFT THE VENUE IN A LAUNDRY TRUCK, AS THEIR LIMOUSINE WAS TOO CONSPICUOUS. THAT NIGHT THEY STAYED AT THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE HOTEL IN NEARBY CAPE MAY, WHERE THEY STAYED FOR A FEW DAYS PRIOR TO THEIR SEPTEMBER 2ND CONCERT IN PHILADELPHIA. DURING THEIR STAY IN ATLANTIC CITY, JOHN AND PAUL WROTE THE SONG "EVERY LITTLE THING", WHICH APPEARED ON THE "BEATLES FOR SALE" LP ALBUM IN DECEMBER OF 1964. PAUL STATES "JOHN AND I GOT THIS ONE WRITTEN IN ATLANTIC CITY DURING OUR LAST TOUR OF THE STATES. JOHN DOES THE GUITAR RIFF FOR THIS ONE, AND GEORGE IS ON ACOUSTIC. RINGO BASHES SOME TIMPANI DRUMS FOR THE BIG NOISES YOU HEAR."



  

  

 

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