Sunday, August 15, 1965: The Beatles at Shea Stadium

     The sound was unbelievable and more than a little terrifying.
     What started as a joyful shriek quickly became a steady scream, then a deafening howl and finally an ear-splitting roar like the takeoff noise of a giant jet or the launching of a rocket.
     It was the hysterical sound of more than 55,000 Beatles fans -- almost all of them sobbing teen-age girls. And it went on and on and on for the full 30 minutes that the four mop-top minstrels from Liverpool, England, performed Sunday night at Shea Stadium.
     -- United Press International (full story: @)
     -- Photo from New York Daily News

* Summary from Beatles Bible: @
* "There Were Howls at Shea Stadium as Beatles Sang" (Associated Press, August 16, 1965): @
* "Beatlemonium at Stadium -- Youngsters Get Carried Away" (Billboard magazine, August 28, 1965): @
* Excerpt from "Beatles-Discography.com: Day-by-Day Song-by-Song Record-by-Record" (Craig Cross, 2004): @
* "The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert" (Dave Schwensen, 2014): @
* "The Shea Stadium Concert" (www.beatlesource.com): @ 

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