Symphony Space / 2537 Broadway, New York City, New York
About This Festival
Sid Bernstein was one of the most visionary and influential individuals in American music history.
He arranged to bring the Beatles to America when they were virtually unknown and before they released a record or had any radio airplay in the States. He put the Beatles in Carnegie Hall, for their first concert ever in the United States and helped convince Ed Sullivan to have the Beatles on his show, introducing them to America and, the world. Sid produced the groundbreaking Beatles concerts at Shea Stadium, (15.7.65 and 23.7.66...) establishing the precedent of attracting huge crowds to large venues and setting the standard for all future concerts.
Over the course of his career Sid promoted, produced, managed or acted as agent for numerous rock groups and performers including: James Brown, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fats Domino, Fleetwood Mac, the Four Seasons, Judy Garland, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, The (Young) Rascals, Sam & Dave, Tony Bennett, Paul Simon, Sly & the Family Stone, the Staple Singers, Tina Turner, and Jackie Wilson.
On the 7th of June, (the 70th Anniversary of Sid's Normandy Landing...(11.6.44/Omaha Beach,) the 50th-Anniversary of, http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/06/07/travel-amsterdam-to-hong-kong/... and, the 21st-Anniversary of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 'ground-breaking' ceremony h
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