Beatles Las Vegas Aug 20, 1964

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rancho63

Since: Jan 06

Salt Lake City, UT

#1 Jan 3, 2006
I was in the convention Center on August 20, 1964, when the Beatles played. I have been trying to find a listing of who was on the program. As I remember it was an incredible assembly of rock n roll greats, including a young group of beach boys. Any suggestions how I can get a list of who all played that night?
Maxime

Waterford, Ireland

#2 Feb 2, 2007
Here's a list of the bands touring with them on that date in Las Vegas:
Jackie De Shannon, the Righteous Brothers, the Bill Black Combo and the Exciters
Kelly Walsh

Bloomington, IN

#3 Feb 9, 2007
I was at the afternoon show on 8/20/1964. The Beach Boys were not on that bill, but actually played the Las Vegas Convention Center just the week before (I was also at that show). I'm looking for photos/video/audio from the 1st Beatles show--have only found a 19 second snippet of audio/video from 2nd show(YouTube). I know this was 2nd show tape as Beatles sang Till There Was You in place of Twist And Shout at the 1st show (damn !!)
Kelly Walsh

Bloomington, IN

#4 Feb 9, 2007
rancho63 wrote:
I was in the convention Center on August 20, 1964, when the Beatles played. I have been trying to find a listing of who was on the program. As I remember it was an incredible assembly of rock n roll greats, including a young group of beach boys. Any suggestions how I can get a list of who all played that night?
Rancho 63--see my post (Kelly)--what an awesome experience that day was !! Still very fresh in my mind almost 43 years later. I search for photos, audio, video etc.
desertrat

San Jose, CA

#5 Mar 4, 2007
rancho63 wrote:
I was in the convention Center on August 20, 1964, when the Beatles played. I have been trying to find a listing of who was on the program. As I remember it was an incredible assembly of rock n roll greats, including a young group of beach boys. Any suggestions how I can get a list of who all played that night?
I was at that show. It was my first rock 'n roll show and I was very young. I recall Jackie De Shannon, The Righteous Brothers, and The Supremes (though I'm beginning to doubt my memory on that last group, but I'm sure there were three MAJOR openers.) Each one was boo'ed off the stage because everybody wanted to see the Beatles. Of course, when the Beatles came on, the crowd was so loud, you couldn't hear a thing.
desertrat

San Jose, CA

#6 Mar 4, 2007
I was at that show. It was my first rock 'n roll show and I was very young. I recall Jackie De Shannon, The Righteous Brothers, and The Supremes (though I'm beginning to doubt my memory on that last group, but I'm sure there were three MAJOR openers.) Each one was boo'ed off the stage because everybody wanted to see the Beatles. Of course, when the Beatles came on, the crowd was so loud, you couldn't hear a thing.
Gemma Castle

AOL

#7 Sep 1, 2009
I was also at the afternoon performance of the Beatles on 8-20-1964!! It's so cool finding a few others that got to experience that day. Rancho63, the Righteous Brothers were the warm up band. I don't remember Jackie De Shannon, but it doesn't really matter. The most important thing about that day was...We got to see the Beatles!! Wasn't it great? We got to stay at the Sahara hotel too. Early the next morning after the concert we found the back service entrance where the Beatles were going to come out and get in their limo's to leave for the airport. It was so fun seeing them that close. Our seats at the concert were almost at the back of the hall, but we, my Beatle Pal Susie and me, were right there on the front line of crowds of girls and boys waiting to get a glimpse of them as they ran down the little steps, waved to the crowd that had been waiting since 6:30 in the morning, and jumped into the limo's and away they went!! I remember it all like it was "Yesterday"!
Bubba the Saint

Renton, WA

#8 Sep 1, 2009
You people were all so lucky to see the Beatles back then.I was just a kid but I loved the Beatles and couldn't wait to go the show to see A Hard Days Night.Then Help came out in Color and wow how cool I thought after seeing them only in Black and white Even on Ed Sullivan I had to watch them on Black and White.

awc

“Pepperland”

Since: Dec 06

Pepperland

#9 Sep 1, 2009
It must have been a great experience seeing all four Beatles together on stage, though even seeing one Beatle is a great experience as well.
There's just something spiritual about John,Paul,George and Ringo, they shine on till tomorrow..........
AugustWest21486

United States

#10 Sep 16, 2009
I was also at the afternoon show... this was the first time my monm let me camp out for tickets...we were up on the right(facing the stage) in the first block of 'bleachers'... It was electric... I remember the Righteous Brothers and Jackie DeShannon... When the Beatles came out, it as deafening..it seemed like each song, for the first 5 or so songs, all you could hear was the opening nots, andthen the girls were screaming so loud, it was pandemonium... I loved every second and will never forget it...When I was 17, I got to play on that very same stage in a band that warmed up for the Doors... a personal thrill of a lifetime...
Gemma Castle wrote:
I was also at the afternoon performance of the Beatles on 8-20-1964!! It's so cool finding a few others that got to experience that day. Rancho63, the Righteous Brothers were the warm up band. I don't remember Jackie De Shannon, but it doesn't really matter. The most important thing about that day was...We got to see the Beatles!! Wasn't it great? We got to stay at the Sahara hotel too. Early the next morning after the concert we found the back service entrance where the Beatles were going to come out and get in their limo's to leave for the airport. It was so fun seeing them that close. Our seats at the concert were almost at the back of the hall, but we, my Beatle Pal Susie and me, were right there on the front line of crowds of girls and boys waiting to get a glimpse of them as they ran down the little steps, waved to the crowd that had been waiting since 6:30 in the morning, and jumped into the limo's and away they went!! I remember it all like it was "Yesterday"!
AugustWest21486

United States

#11 Sep 16, 2009
I was lucky enough to attend the afternoon show at the convention center...it was the first time my mom let me camp out for tickets... when the box office opened, we were eighth in line but got pushed back to about 25th... still we got pretty good seat up in front on the right side. I loved the Righteous Brothers...opening song; Little Latin Lupe Lu... Jackie De Shannon, "What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love..." the Beatles rocked me to my core; seeing this concert changed the direction of my life... I learned to play guitar, and when I was 17, I actually got to play of the very same stage in a band that opened up for the Doors.. such a thrill... my daughter is a Beatle fan now... it amazes me how their music has endured way past 1969....she is quite jealous that her dad saw them live... but she loves me....yeah yeah yeah!!!! ;-)
Bubba the Saint

Renton, WA

#12 Sep 16, 2009
AugustWest21486 wrote:
I was lucky enough to attend the afternoon show at the convention center...it was the first time my mom let me camp out for tickets... when the box office opened, we were eighth in line but got pushed back to about 25th... still we got pretty good seat up in front on the right side. I loved the Righteous Brothers...opening song; Little Latin Lupe Lu... Jackie De Shannon, "What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love..." the Beatles rocked me to my core; seeing this concert changed the direction of my life... I learned to play guitar, and when I was 17, I actually got to play of the very same stage in a band that opened up for the Doors.. such a thrill... my daughter is a Beatle fan now... it amazes me how their music has endured way past 1969....she is quite jealous that her dad saw them live... but she loves me....yeah yeah yeah!!!! ;-)
That's very cool August like dad like daughter.opening for the Doors is quite an honor and something to remember for ever.
Gemma Castle

AOL

#13 Oct 3, 2009
Thanks Bubba!:) I think we were really lucky too. I'm sure I wasn't too much older than you were at the time. I was only 15. My Beatle pal & I made flat guitars on poster board. Mine was Paul McCartney's Bass, and hers was George Harrison's lead guitar. Every day after school we would put the records on and for hours we would strum strum away on out pretend guitars and sing the songs over and over and over! We had so much fun!!

I've been lucky enough to see Paul in concert several times in the last 15 years, and Ringo and his All Star Band 6 or 7 times now. It's like being 15 all over again.:)
Teriyaki Mitsubishi

United States

#14 Oct 3, 2009
Gemma Castle wrote:
Thanks Bubba!:) I think we were really lucky too. I'm sure I wasn't too much older than you were at the time. I was only 15. My Beatle pal & I made flat guitars on poster board. Mine was Paul McCartney's Bass, and hers was George Harrison's lead guitar. Every day after school we would put the records on and for hours we would strum strum away on out pretend guitars and sing the songs over and over and over! We had so much fun!!
I've been lucky enough to see Paul in concert several times in the last 15 years, and Ringo and his All Star Band 6 or 7 times now. It's like being 15 all over again.:)
That's a good feeling and a good memory I couldn't hardly wait to get my first pair of Beatle boots.Lol
Bubba the Saint

United States

#15 Oct 3, 2009
That was supposed to be from me not Teriyaki Mitsu
PlanetPage

Canada

#16 Oct 5, 2009
Hello Beatles Fans...I am also wondering if anyone remember Led Zeppelin at Las Vegas Ice Palace in Summer'69....a correct concert date is being searched..it's not Aug. 11 as posted on official site..Zeppelin was cancelled at the Convention Centre on April 19, 1970...but it is for sure they performed Ice Palace with other local vegas band(s)..
any info./clues greatly appreciated..e-mail me..
LedZeppelin51@hotmail.com
deedee

Keller, TX

#17 Sep 6, 2011
I was at that concert and for sure the Righteous Brothers and Bill Black Combo performed. I don't remember Jackie De Shannon there. No Supremes--I saw them later at the Tami show concert in Santa Monica Civic Auditorium along with a fabulous line up of rock stars at the time. What a thrill for a teenager.
Bill in Portland

Vancouver, WA

#18 Feb 14, 2012
I was born and raised in Las Vegas and I was there too, and it was was just the Righteous Brothers and Bill Black Combo who opened.
Phil McDaniel

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Mar 23, 2012
Kelly Walsh wrote:
I was at the afternoon show on 8/20/1964. The Beach Boys were not on that bill, but actually played the Las Vegas Convention Center just the week before (I was also at that show). I'm looking for photos/video/audio from the 1st Beatles show--have only found a 19 second snippet of audio/video from 2nd show(YouTube). I know this was 2nd show tape as Beatles sang Till There Was You in place of Twist And Shout at the 1st show (damn !!)
Kelly, Great to find you online. JoAnne and I were both at the Beatles concerts at the Fairgrounds in, I think,'64. I was only 15.
Contact me through Facebook or LinkedIn. Would like to talk to you.
Phil McDaniel
Phil McDaniel

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Mar 23, 2012
Kelly, Great to find you online. JoAnne and I were both at the Beatles concerts at the Fairgrounds in, I think,'64. I was only 15.
Contact me through Facebook or LinkedIn. Would like to talk to you.
Phil McDaniel

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