Full, unused ticket for the Beatles’ August 12, 1966, concert at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, 3.75 x 1.25. In fine condition, with glue remnants on the back most likely from prior placement in a scrapbook. The Beatles played to near-capacity crowds of 13,000 at each of the two August 12 appearances at the International Amphitheatre—the inaugural concerts of their last-ever concert tour. The 14-city tour concluded in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park on August 29. Upon their arrival from London a day prior, John Lennon faced the American media for the first time since his misinterpreted utterances about the band’s popularity eclipsing that of Christianity were printed in a UK newspaper a few months earlier. The furor eventually subsided despite isolated Beatles ‘record bonfires’ and a few death threats. RRAuction COA.
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