Monday, September 29, 2008

End of a musical era

Forget, for a moment, the play of Ed Kranepool, Mookie Wilson, Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden and the rest of the NEW YORK METS.
Yesterday's final game at SHEA STADIUM doesn't just mean the passing of a baseball era.
It means the passing of a musical era.
Shea Stadium is closing after 44 years. It will be replaced by CITI FIELD next season.
THE BEATLES famously launched the STADIUM ROCK concept with Shea concerts in 1965 and 1966.
Artists that followed the Fab Four into Flushing Meadows included the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Clash, the Police, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Elton John and Janis Joplin.
Yankee Stadium may have hosted the best baseball teams, but it could never come close to Shea for music.


Blogger Brian Cooper said...

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Blogger Brian Cooper said...

On Aug. 20, 1965, when The Beatles played two shows at Comiskey Park in Chicago, thousands of tickets went unsold. They couldn't be heard over the screaming fans. Yet, some observers took the empty seats as a signal that The Beatles were becoming has-beens.

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