50th Anniversary of The Beatles at Crosley Field

Jul 7, 2016

Saturday, August 13 at 8:00 pm:

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ appearance at Crosley Field on August 21, 1966, John Kiesewetter looks back at the Beatles phenomena with local music experts and some fans who were there. Along with the remembrances, you’ll enjoy the Beatles music heard at the concert as well as music from the opening acts, The Cyrkle, The Remains, Bobby Hebb and The Ronettes.

Appearing on the show are:

  • Scott Belmer, author of the book, The Beatles Invade Cincinnati 1964 & 1966, gives an historical overview of the Beatles visits to Cincinnati.
  • Jim LaBarbara, known as “The Music Professor” and well-known music historian and disc jockey, discusses the Beatles and the other bands who appeared with them at their Cincinnati concerts.
  • Dusty Rhodes, legendary radio disc jockey and current Hamilton County Auditor, shares his memories of Beatlemania back in the 1960’s.
  • Joe Santangelo, whose brother Dino Santangelo promoted the Beatles concerts at Crosley Field and Cincinnati Gardens, reminisces about the behind-the-scene business details of bringing the Beatles to Cincinnati and the Crosley Field rain-out.
  • Phil Nuxhall shares his memories of attending the Crosley Field Beatles concert as a junior high school student with some of his friends and being inches away from the Beatles in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse.
  • Two more Beatles fans, Bev Olthaus and Tom Sandman, share their memories and souvenirs from the Cincinnati Beatles concerts.

The Beatles 50th Anniversary of The Beatles at Crosley Field special was produced by Lee Hay with technical assistance from Stephen Baum, Andy Balterman, Michael Murphy and Dave Schermer.

50th Anniversary of The Beatles at Crosley Field Playlist:

Hour 1:
Beatles | Rock and Roll Music| Beatles for Sale| EMI
Beatles | She's a Woman| Past Masters| EMI
Beatles | Paperback Writer| Beatles 1962-66| Capitol
The Cyrkle| Red Rubber Ball| Red Rubber Ball| SMSP
The Ronettes| Be My Baby| Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes| Legacy Recordings
Bobby Hebb| Sunny| Sunny| Hip-o Select
The Remains| Why Do I Cry| The Remains| Epic/Legacy
Beatles | If I Needed Someone| Rubber Soul| EMI
Beatles | Day Tripper| The Beatles 1962-66| Capitol
Beatles | Baby's in Black| Beatles for Sale| EMI

Hour 2:
Beatles| I Feel Fine| The Beatles Anthology| Capitol
Beatles| Yesterday| Help!| EMI
Beatles| I Wanna Be Your Man| With the Beatles| EMI
Beatles| Eleanor Rigby| Revolver| EMI
Beatles| Nowhere Man| Rubber Soul| EMI
Reporter| WCBS-TV| The Beatles Anthology| Capitol
Beatles| Long Tall Sally| The Beatles Anthology| Capitol