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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Film Seeks Beatles Fans Who Attended Final Concert At Candlestick Park

Posted By on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

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Were you at Candlestick Park on Aug. 29, 1966? Beatles fans who attended their famous farewell concert at Candlestick Park — and plan to see Paul McCartney pay farewell to the stadium this month — are urged to participate in a new documentary about the band’s touring years. (So that means you're either 60-plus or you need to go tell this information to Mom and Dad.)

The film will focus on the Beatles’ journey from the early days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool to engagements in Hamburg to their last public concert at Candlestick on Aug. 29, 1966. Ron Howard is set to direct the film and it will be produced with the help of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. Howard said in a press release, “[The Beatles’] impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated."

While the Beatles popularity hit an epic level after their Feb. 9, 1964 Ed Sullivan appearance, the band had been touring since 1963. By the time the band stopped touring in August of 1966, they had performed 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities around the world, according to the film's press release. 

The fab foursome's impact on the world over the last 50 years is far reaching, but it's great to see our beloved City in the mix of it all. So, if you were there with The Beatles in ’66 and will be reminiscing about those days at the Paul McCartney concert on Aug. 14, then can contact the film team at
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