The Beatles In Canada

August 22, 1964

Posing below with our good friend, the legendary deejay, Red Robinson, my long time business partner, Darrell Lidstone (on the right) and I, have teamed up with Red to be the Executive Producers responsible for the financing, administration and marketing of a great commemorative – this one is about the Beatles.

It’s hard to believe that August 22, 2014 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first Canadian concert that was held at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, BC.  From all accounts it was quite a memorable and somewhat scary evening.  In talking with a retired security official who worked that evening, he summed up the event as being nothing short of a “Hard Day’s Night”.

This limited edition commemorative is originally signed by Red and world renowned artist, Glen Green.

Appearing in Canada for the first time, on Saturday August 22nd 1964, opening day of the Pacific National Exhibition, the Beatles played their one and only Vancouver concert at Empire Stadium.

The show began at 8.15pm and The Beatles took to the stage at 9.25pm. The support acts were, in order of appearance, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, The Righteous Brothers and Jackie DeShannon. The Beatles performed an 11-song set: Twist & Shout, You Can’t Do That, All My Loving, She Loves You, Things We Said Today, Roll Over Beethoven, Can’t Buy Me Love, If I Fell, Boys, A Hard Day’s Night and Long Tall Sally.

The group’s performance was broadcast live by local radio station CKNW. After their performance they ran from the stage to their waiting limousine and were driven from the stadium, accompanied by motorcycle outriders, less than a minute after they stopped playing.

For more on this exciting moment in time, go to www.beatles1964vancouver.com