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It was 40 years ago today…

You know lately we’ve been having a lot of those flashback/anniversary Beatle moments.  Unfortunately I missed most of these moments personally.  But I love to hear the stories about them.  Here’s another celebrated anniversary in Beatles-touring history.  This time it all took place 40 years ago today at Dodger Stadium.

In the 44-year history of Dodger Stadium, many great moments are indelibly etched in memory — the 1963 Dodgers, who won the first and only World Championship on their home playing field by sweeping the rival New York Yankees; a perfect game by Sandy Koufax on September 9, 1965; and the magic of Kirk Gibson with his dramatic game-winning home run in Game One of the 1988 World Series against Oakland, to name a few. Yet, none of these are able to approach the sustained decibel level of another famous event held there 40 years ago. On August 28, 1966, some 45,000 fans screamed ceaselessly, hysterically…basically, taking constant noise to a fever pitch. It was not for a baseball game, however. No, on this Sunday night at Dodger Stadium, a concert was held featuring “The Beatles”. Warm-up acts included soloist Bobby Hebb and bands “The Remains,” “The Cyrkle,” and “The Ronettes.” But they proved to be no match for The Beatles, the pièce de résistance, clean-up hitting, sizzling main course of British imports from Liverpool. Shrieking teen-age girls overpowered the 2,000-watt public address system with some 27 speakers that surrounded the baselines. Some girls worked themselves into such a frenzy, they fainted and had to be carried away.

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Beatles help nab criminals with webcam.

Isn’t technology great!  It’s stories like this that freak me out a little bit about web cameras, surveillance, and personal security.  You never really know who’s watching you.

An American helped foil a burglary in northern England whilst watching a Beatles-related webcam over the Internet, police said on Friday.

The man from Dallas was using a live camera link to look at Mathew Street, an area of Liverpool synonymous with the Beatles and home to the Cavern Club where the band regularly played.

He saw intruders apparently breaking into a sports store and alerted local police.

“We did get a call from someone in Dallas who was watching on a webcam that looks into the tourist areas, of which Mathew Street is one because of all the Beatles stuff,” a Merseyside Police spokeswoman said.

“He called directly through to police here.” Officers were sent to the scene and three suspects were arrested.

Source: Reuters UK