Classic Oldies News

The Beatles rehearse for that night's Royal Variety Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre, 4th November 1963. The Queen Mother will attend.

The Beatles’ iconic Shea Stadium gig took place on this date (August 15) in 1965, and among the 56,000 people in attendance was a nine-year-old Whoopi Goldberg.

Goldberg recalled the way she found out she was going to the Shea Stadium show in the documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.

Can you imagine being in Goldberg’s shoes on that subway platform?  We had a moment when hearing her story ourselves!

If you haven’t seen Eight Days A Week yet, it is a must-watch for any music fan, period.  If you subscribe to Hulu, you can stream the film for free.  To get a feeling of the madness, check out the trailer below!


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights