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Some Fun Tonight By Chuck Gunderson

Unused ticket Candlestick Park-San Francisco, California August 29, 1966-Last live paid performance by the Beatles-Courtesy: Beatlestix.com
66_14_SanFrancisco_ticket Unused ticket Candlestick Park-San Francisco, California August 29, 1966-Last live paid performance by the Beatles-Courtesy: Beatlestix.com
The Beatles arriving in San Francisco August 18, 1964-Photo: Mirrorpix
The Beatles 1964 American Tour
The Beatles step off the plane in San Francisco.Police officials (top) had the daunting task to quell the approximately 5,000 fans gathered to greet the group.
The Beatles arriving in San Francisco August 18, 1964-Photo: Mirrorpix
On Stage Cow Palace-San Francisco, California August 19, 1964-Photo: Mirrorpix
The Beatles 1964 American Tour Las Vegas
With the American flag proudly displayed in the background, the British imports rock the Cow Palace to the delight of 17,130 fans. The sold out show set American Beatlemania in motion once again. This was a night never to be forgotten— an historic venue, deafening screams from the fans, record tickets sales, and complete disorder in the crowd. During this 1964 tour, the Beatles would perform 32 concerts in 24 cities in just 34 days.
On Stage Cow Palace-San Francisco, California August 19, 1964-Photo: Mirrorpix
Unused ticket Hollywood Bowl-Los Angeles, California August 23, 1964-Courtesy: Beatlestix.com
Beatles Unused ticket, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, 1964 Unused ticket Hollywood Bowl-Los Angeles, California August 23, 1964-Courtesy: Beatlestix.com
Denver, Colorado Red Rock Amphitheatre August 26, 1964-Photo: Nicholas DeSciose
Beatles-Denver, 1964
The group poses against an American flag for 19-year-old photographer Nicholas DeSciose. This image was published in Life magazine.
Denver, Colorado Red Rock Amphitheatre August 26, 1964-Photo: Nicholas DeSciose
Atlantic City, New Jersey Convention Hall August 30, 1964-Photo: Mirrorpix
The Beatles 1964 American Tour Indianapolis 1964
The Beatles 1964 American Tour Indianapolis, Indiana State Fair Coliseum. 3rd September 1964. A typical concert pose for police officers across North America. Some officers resorted to putting bullets in their ears to quiet the screams.
Atlantic City, New Jersey Convention Hall August 30, 1964-Photo: Mirrorpix
Press Conference Detroit, Michigan September 6, 1964-Photo: Bob Benyas
Beatles-Detroit 1964
The Beatles pose for the press before taking their questions, which were becoming redundant.
Press Conference Detroit, Michigan September 6, 1964-Photo: Bob Benyas
Arrival Boston, Mass. August 18, 1966-Photo: Kevin Cole
Beatles-Boston 1964
The Beatles wave goodbye at Boston’s Hanscom Field for a short flight to the next tour stop in Baltimore, Maryland.
Arrival Boston, Mass. August 18, 1966-Photo: Kevin Cole
In Car, Boston, Mass. September 12, 1964-Photo: Curt Gunther/Courtesy Steve Gunther
Beatles-Boston 1964
In perhaps one of the more unusual images of the 1964 tour, four somber Beatles clutch their instruments in the back seat of a limo as they are transported from the adjacent Hotel Madison to Boston Garden to perform.
In Car, Boston, Mass. September 12, 1964-Photo: Curt Gunther/Courtesy Steve Gunther
Press Conference Dallas, Texas September 18, 1964-Photo: Bob Jackson
Beatles-Dallas 1964
All smiles (top), the group faces their last press conference of the tour in Dallas, 1964.
Press Conference Dallas, Texas September 18, 1964-Photo: Bob Jackson
Press conference Dallas, Texas September 18, 1964-Photo Bob Jackson
Beatles-Dallas 1964
Derek Taylor, with his assistant, Bess Coleman (above left), try to keep order.
Press conference Dallas, Texas September 18, 1964-Photo Bob Jackson
Some Fun Tonight! Cover Volume 1-1964
Beatles-Some Fun Tonight, Cover Book 1
Beatles rock the house in Detroit, Sept. 6, 1964
Some Fun Tonight! Cover Volume 1-1964
. Fans. Shea Stadium, New York City. August 15, 1965-Photo: Robert Whitaker
Beatles-Shea Stadium, NY, 1965
Fans at Shea Stadium—some sit quietly transfixed, others are in various states of delirium, while watching their idols perform.
. Fans. Shea Stadium, New York City. August 15, 1965-Photo: Robert Whitaker
Unused ticket Shea Stadium-New York City/Flushing Meadows-Courtesy Beatlestix.com
Beatles-Unused ticket, Shea Stadium, 1965 Unused ticket Shea Stadium-New York City/Flushing Meadows-Courtesy Beatlestix.com
Performance contract.  Atlanta Stadium August 18, 1965-Courtesy: Beatlestix.com
Beatles-Atlanta Contract, 1965
The contract between NEMS Enterprises and Famous Artists for the show in Atlanta. This concert was one of only four “Deep South” performances the Beatles gave during their touring years.
Performance contract. Atlanta Stadium August 18, 1965-Courtesy: Beatlestix.com
Some Fun Tonight! Cover Volume 2-1965/1966
Beatles-Some Fun Tonight, Cover Book 2
Beatles pose for a picture at a Toronto press conference Aug. 17, 1965.
Some Fun Tonight! Cover Volume 2-1965/1966
Handbill. Washington D.C. August 15, 1966-Courtesy: Beatlestix.com
Beatles-Washington, D.C., 1966
A rare handbill the Feld Brothers produced to advertise the show.
Handbill. Washington D.C. August 15, 1966-Courtesy: Beatlestix.com
Poster. Toronto, Ontario Canada. August 17, 1966-Courtesy Beatlestix.com
Beatles-Toronto, 1966
Very few posters were created for thi show making them extremely rare.
Poster. Toronto, Ontario Canada. August 17, 1966-Courtesy Beatlestix.com
News Ad. Memphis, Tennessee August 19, 1966-Courtesy Beatlestix.com
Beatles-Memphis Ad, 1966
Promoter Early Maxwell had to blanket the region around Memphis with newspaper ads (left) to offset the protests from local churches and residents, who expressed their feelings by burning the Beatles’ records.
News Ad. Memphis, Tennessee August 19, 1966-Courtesy Beatlestix.com
On Stage final concert. Candlestick Park-San Francisco California. August 29, 1966 Photo: Courtesy Bancroft Library.
Beatles-SF 1966
These last historic images of the Beatles on stage concluded their live touring careers. After nearly 1500 live concerts around the world, the group called it quits and didn’t play “live” again until they assembled for an impromptu non-paying performance on the rooftop of their London offices on January 30, 1969. Paul finished this set in San Francisco with the Little Richard rocker, “Long Tall Sally.” Not to be reproduced in any form without written permission in advance from: Rights and Reproductions The Bancroft Library University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-6000 Please refer to filename For more information: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/dsu/
On Stage final concert. Candlestick Park-San Francisco California. August 29, 1966 Photo: Courtesy Bancroft Library.

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