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February 2017 / Vol. 1 Issue 3

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6 The Show that Never WaS Why did The Beatles stop touring? e Beatles exploded out of Liverpool in 1960 and went on to become one of the most influential musical groups of all time. ey are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of more than 600 million records worldwide and legions of fans in every country—even 36 years after they went their separate ways. What a lot of younger fans may not realize is that the Fab Four weren't always a touring band. After their monumental Candlestick Park and Shea Stadium appearances, the group performed live only once more as a unit: three years later from the rooftop of their Apple Corps headquarters. Why the change? According to Paul McCartney, performing live just wasn't fun anymore. e fans coming to their shows seemed more interested in their celebrity than their music. In recordings that survive from that period, it's hard to even hear the sound of the band above the screaming and yelling of fans. And simply, the group's sound had evolved. e Revolver album had been released just a week before their final show, but because of its complexity it was impossible for the band to play any of the songs live. Afterwards, e Beatles became a studio-only band, going on to release a string of groundbreaking and boundary-pushing albums that would cement their legacy. It would be years, however, until the technology was invented that could properly recreate the sounds of these masterpieces in a live setting. In honor of the greatest band of all time, the Long Center is excited to present the international sensation "Let It Be." What would have been if e Beatles had continued their journey? Enter a time machine and turn back the clock to what would have been John Lennon's 40th birthday, October 9, 1980. For one night the Fab Four have come together again on stage after a decade apart. Imagine a night that never happened! "Let It Be" charts the band's meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern club, through the height of Beatlemania and to their later studio masterpieces. S E E L E T I T B E O N M A R C H 4 I N D E L L H A L L. MUSIC

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