Tuesday 18 August 2015


This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles only performance in the Twin Cities. Although The Beatles toured America three times between 1964 and 1966, they performed one time only in Minnesota, at the (Old) Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, on August 21, 1965, to an estimated audience of 30,000 teenage fans. The Fab Four flew in to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport from Midway Airport in Chicago, where they had played to 50,000 fans at Comiskey Park the night before and arrived at 4:15 pm., they were greeted by 3,000 screaming, mostly female, fans.

Bob Bonis, who was The Beatles' U.S. Tour Manager was also an avid photographer and had his trusted Leica M3 camera with him as he stood at the side of the stage watching over the performance.

During the show he took a little more than a roll of photographs and they are now being exhibited at The GRAMMY Museum® sponsored exhibition "Ladies and Gentlemen… The Beatles!". Most of these photos are being exhibited and seen by the public for the first time ever, and strictly limited edition prints are now available for purchase.
Famed Beatles Expert and founder of the Bob Bonis Archive, Lawrence Marion joined us today on KARE 11 News@4 to talk about the photos and the milestone anniversary.

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