Originally Posted by SteveJRogers
Actually that's not being fair.
The Shea Stadium concert was historic because of the attendance size of 56,000 fans in one outdoor stadium concert event. No other Rock-n-Roll concert before August 15, 1965 ever held that many fans for one Rock-n-Roll show.
The Beatles' concert at Kansas City's Municipal Stadium, on September 17, 1964 only had an attendance of 22,000. That's less than half the size of the "historic, and never ever been done before" Shea Stadium concert.
If you want to get technical about the term, "outdoor stadium concert". The Beatles played at Forrest Hills Tennis Stadium, on August 29, 1964, to a mere 16,000 screaming fans. That's three weeks earlier than the unhistoric concert in KC, with only less than 4,000 fans.
"We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.