Crosley Field

John Kiesewetter

For years Dusty Rhodes has told me about his passion project: A 90-hour year-by-year look at the history and evolution of rock 'n' roll.

And finally, he's found a station to play it – now that the election is over.

Fred Straub photo provided by Cincinnati Enquirer

I had fun interviewing Beatles fans who attended the Beatles Crosley Field concert in 1966 and Beatles experts for a two-hour radio special airing 8-10 p.m. this Saturday on WVXU-FM (91.7), WMUB-FM (88.5) and wvxu.org.

Tune in "The Beatles: 50th Anniversary Of The Concert At Crosley Field Radio Special," and you'll hear great  stories about how the concert almost didn't happen (after the Saturday night rain-out), why promoters lost money (the only time in Beatles history, they say) and what it was like at Crosley Field that day.

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Fifty years to the day, come celebrate the Beatles final Cincinnati appearance at Crosley Field on Sunday, Aug. 21.

Fans who saw the Beatles concert – and local Beatles experts – will share stories during a free event 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Blue Ash Sports Center's Crosley Field, 11540 Grooms Road, from WVXU/WMUB.

50th Anniversary of The Beatles At Crosley Field:

Lee Hay previews her special commemorating the The Beatles' 1966 concert at iconic Crosley Field, airing this Saturday from 8-10pm and the upcoming free community event, The Beatles At Crosley – 50 Years Later, happening on Sunday, August 21 at the Blue Ash Sports Center

The Beatles At Crosley - 50 Years Later!

Jul 17, 2016

 

91.7 WVXU invites you to celebrate

THE BEATLES AT CROSLEY – 50 YEARS LATER!

Sunday, August 21, 9:30am – Noon

Blue Ash Sports Center's Crosley Field (11540 Grooms Road, Blue Ash)

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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:

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City Gospel Mission, a provider of food, shelter and recovery programs, is honoring Cincinnati's baseball past by bringing Crosley Field back to life.

Even before it moved to the Crosley Field site in 2015 the agency was working with the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum to remember the Reds' home from 1912-1970.

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Once every generation or so, Major League Baseball chooses Cincinnati to host its All-Star Game, the “mid-summer classic” that brings together the best players in one ball park.

When the first pitch is thrown Tuesday night from the Great American Ball Park mound by the National League starter, it will be the fifth time Cincinnati has hosted the All-Star Game since it began at Chicago’s Comiskey Park in 1933 and the first in the ball park that has been the Cincinnati Reds’ home since 2003.

Cincinnati Baseball: Crosley Field is a one-hour special that features studio interviews along with music of the period and audio highlights from Red Barber, Joe Nuxhall, and Johnny Vander Meer.