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July 29, 2014

How many Beatles fans attended the 1965 Met Stadium concert?

C) An estimated 25,000 fans attended the Beatles lone concert in Minnesota on Aug. 21, 1965. As the BeatlesBible website remembered the event,  “the Beatles had use of the Minnesota Twins’ locker room. All four took saunas for the first time, according to the clubhouse manager Ray Crump, and played roulette with Brian Epstein.”

Before the show, the Fab Four held a news conference on WDGY radio:

From the Minnesota Historical Society, here are some photos of the day Beatlemania rocked the old Met:

Photo courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society

Photo courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society

Photo courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society

Photo courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society

Photo courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society

Photo courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society