And now, one of my favorite stories,
Here is your chance to own a very rare piece of BEATLEAMERICANA! 40 years ago, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of taking, to the very best of my knowledge, the only existing close-up color photographs of the Beatles' performance during their entire 1966 tour!
Back then, newspapers didn't reproduce pictures in color. Photographs were shot on black and white film, and printed only in black and white. Just 8 days after These rare color photos were taken, the last Beatles tour would end in Candlestick Park.
I had been talking to some of the newspaper photographers who were assembled at the press gate waiting to be escorted across the field when suddenly one of the guards came over and announced that there had been a change in the schedule, and the Beatles were going on in the next few minutes. The drizzle which had begun a few minutes earlier was now becoming a steady rain, and the show was now at risk of being rained out. The security guard had released the photographers on to the field, and had told me to go to my seat, somewhere on the other side of the stadium. It was dark, raining, "How do I get there? " I asked the guard. "Well, I sure as hell can't take you. I'll tell you what, I'm going to look the other way for about 30 seconds, If your gone when I look back, it's my problem." I thank him to this day!
In almost total darkness, I ran as fast as I could, looking down at the grass as I was running trying not to fall. Finally I looked up and there about 15 feet in front of me were, John, Paul, George, and Ringo, THE BEATLES!!!
They were situated exactly on second base on a portable bandstand which had been used for park concerts. (By the way, that bandstand is still in use today!) I had one roll of kodachrome color (transparency - slide film) and about a dozen Flash Bulbs! I had to make every shot count, and had to be incredibly lucky at the same time. The rest is history…
I really enjoy telling this story, and I sincerely hope you enjoyed reading it.
The tickets in the lower right and left hand corners are exact copies of the originals and each has a different seat number.
The NEW Beatles At Busch Montage includes the 5 matted 8X10 color photographs from the August 21st, 1966 St. Louis concert, the individually numbered copy tickets, two specially lasered gold plaques, and the handwritten play list from this historic musical event.
The Montage is framed in brushed gold, covered with a thick piece of plexiglass, and is wired and ready for you to proudly display in your home.
This new Montage is a MUST for the serious Beatles collector, and will be an incredible conversation piece for you and your friends to enjoy.
For the modest price of only $400.00 you can own, "THE BEATLES AT BUSCH!" (Shipping and handling is $25.00),
What a great gift for any occasion! Order Early, CALL MARK RICHMAN DIRECTLY AT 314-576-5010. DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO OWN YOUR PIECE OF HISTORY!!! Order TODAY!!!
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