Classic Rock Corner

10 Iconic Final Concerts Plus The End Of Beatlemania


The Beatles' concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park 46 years ago today was the end of an era for the band. Except for a famously unannounced appearance on top the Apple building two and a half years later, it would be the final live performance that the Fab Four would ever play together.

It was hardly the biggest show of the Beatles' career, barely holding a candle(stick) to the group's legendary Shea Stadium concert the previous year. The ballpark's capacity was 42,500, but only 25,000 tickets were sold, and the local promoter took a loss on the event. That seems incredible today, but fans in attendance and around the world had no reason to suspect that this would be the final concert the Beatles would ever play.

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