Episode 103

The Beatles at Shea & The Birth of Stadium Rock featuring Laurie Jacobson

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The paths of 56,000 exuberant music fans intersected in Queens, NY on August 15th, 1965, the night the Beatles played Shea Stadium and forever altered the arc of rock history. Present and accounted for were celebrities, writers, agents, producers, photographers, opening act performers, security guards, radio personalities, cameramen, and hordes of teaming, screaming fans. Among them: Whoopi Goldberg, Meryl Streep, Steven Van Zandt, future Beatle wives Linda Eastman and Barbara Bach; Bobby Vinton, Ed Sullivan, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Felix Cavaliere, Marvin Gaye, and so many more.