Seeing The Beatles At Carnegie Hall

4 Dec

Hubby and I went to Carnegie Hall to see the exhibit of Paul Barreff’s photographs of The Beatles.

The newly-discovered photos of The Beatles are on exhibit at Zankel Hall, within Carnegie Hall here in Manhattan.

Did I mention that’s it’s FREE?

They actually have tickets printed up, which you pick up for FREE at the box office around 10:00 am on Saturday, then at 10:30…

… the doors open and the excited crowd rushes in to hear the performance of a lifetime…

Oops no, that was on February 12, 1964.

This website says about those 2 shows:

The Beatles played two 35-minute shows at Carnegie Hall, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Capitol Records had planned to record both shows and release a live album. In a letter to Carnegie Hall dated February 3rd, 1964, Capitol agreed to provide letters of permission from Brian Epstein and Sid Bernstein for tape recording the show. They also agreed to pay Carnegie Hall $300 to record the event, and another $300 to use “Recorded at Carnegie Hall” on an album cover. Capitol had already planned the placement of the recording equipment, but at the last minute was prevented from doing so by the American Federation of Musicians union.

Tickets for the concert ranged a whopping $3.00 – $5.50 – WOW.

Back to the here and now –

I took another shot of this photograph right when someone behind me was focusing on it with their camera – their red focus beam is directly on John’s heart – I call this image John’s Glowing Heart.

Here are some other images of the lads:

Whenever Hubby and I see an art exhibit, we play a game of “Which Do You Like Best”.

I picked these two.

George and Ringo eating popcorn:

and an action shot of Paul:

Hubby exclaimed, “That’s the only shot where you’ll ever see Paul’s forehead.”


The exhibit is there for 2 more Saturdays:

Saturday, December 10
Saturday, December 17

WELL worth a visit if you’re in the area.


Who does FREE these days?

Good old Beatles At Carnegie Hall, that’s who!




3 Responses to “Seeing The Beatles At Carnegie Hall”

  1. margiesmom December 4, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    I am always amazed (and impressed!) at all of the great free things you find in your wonderful city 🙂

  2. Hubby December 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    I hadn’t heard the story about Capitol Records wanting to record the Carnegie Hall concert. For the Beatles next tour, Capitol recorded them at the Hollywood Bowl, but the screaming was so loud, it ruined most of the recording. The tried again there the following year and after the Beatles broke up. a live album that was put tegether using both years’ Bowl shows. It’s never been released on CD.

    • sallanscorner December 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

      I had (have?) that record! I can picture it – tan with ticket stubs?

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