Monday, September 15, 2014

Beatles in Cleveland 1964

50 years ago tonight, The Beatles appeared at Public Hall in downtown Cleveland.
Above, The Plain Dealer, September 15, 1964.
Above, The Plain Dealer, September 16, 1964.
Police stopped the show and almost ended it when screaming fans rushed the Public Auditorium stage in the Fab Four's first Cleveland appearance. (Plain Dealer File)
Police Inspector Carl Bear of Cleveland’s Juvenile Bureau, left, orders George Harrison and the other members of the British pop group The Beatles, off the stage of the Public hall, Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 16, 1964 as teenagers rushed the stage. Bear let the group back on after wailing youngsters were given 15 minutes to cool down. From left to right, Bear, Harrison, John Lennon, unknown, and Ringo Starr, top right. (AP Photo)
Above, The Plain Dealer, September 17, 1964.
Above, The Plain Dealer, September 18, 1964.

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