August 26, 2011
How a summer night at Dodger Stadium turned 'nasty' for The Beatles and Bob Eubanks
Help! I need somebody! Help!"
If John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr weren't screaming those words aloud, they no doubt were thinking them as they sat trapped inside a Lincoln Continental that was smothered fender-to-fender by a frenzied blanket of screaming, crying, pawing, clawing fans who desperately wanted to touch their idols. It was Sunday night, Aug. 28, 1966, and The Beatles were trying to make a break for it after playing a 27-minute show for 45,000 people at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. It was the first concert booked at the 4-year-old ballpark and, though no one knew it at the time, the second-to-last show The Beatles would ever perform. After another stadium gig the following night at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, their concert career was over.http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/aug/26/in-1966-the-beatles-played-dodger-stadium-151/