The Beatles’ iconic Shea Stadium gig took place on this date (August 15) in 1965, and among the 56,000 people in attendance was a nine-year-old Whoopi Goldberg.
Goldberg recalled the way she found out she was going to the Shea Stadium show in the documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.
Can you imagine being in Goldberg’s shoes on that subway platform? We had a moment when hearing her story ourselves!
If you haven’t seen Eight Days A Week yet, it is a must-watch for any music fan, period. If you subscribe to Hulu, you can stream the film for free. To get a feeling of the madness, check out the trailer below!
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)