50th Anniversary celebration of the band’s arrival
in the U.S. this summer at Mall of America®
“We are very excited to announce the addition of the Midwest Music Museum to the official traveling schedule of Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!,” said Bob Santelli, GRAMMY Museum Executive Director. “Located on the historic site of Metropolitan Stadium, where the Beatles performed for the first time in Minnesota as part of their legendary 1965 tour, the exhibition will not only serve as a musical reflection, but a cultural one as well.”
On February 7, 1964, four lads from Liverpool, England, stepped onto American soil for the first time as a band. Their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show two days later officially launched the years-long frenzy that followed, known as “Beatlemania.” The cultural and musical landscape of America was forever changed by the Beatles. From their press conference at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York in 1964 to their 1966 concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, this exhibition documents John, Paul, George and Ringo’s journey across America, using original artifacts, film and video interviews, photographs and interactive experiences to tell the story.
The traveling exhibition curated by the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum & Fab Four Exhibits explores and celebrates the Beatles’ impact on the American Experience from the fan perspective. On display will be original Beatles materials including memorabilia, records, photographs, tour artifacts, videos, and more. Some of the features include:
• Paul McCartney’s jacket worn at Shea Stadium
• Original drum head from the Ed Sullivan Show
• Original Cavern Club membership cards
• Original contracts and documents
• Original concert ephemera
• Ringo Starr’s jacket worn on the Abbey Road cover
• Rare recordings from the UK and US
• Learn to play the drums with Ringo Starr
• Strum an acoustic guitar similar to the one used by the band in their early days (all ages)
• Share your memories of The Beatles in our Oral History Booth!
• Never before seen photos of the band taken by American tour manager Bob Bonis.
And more… Experience the moment that changed music forever!
Open to the public June 5 through September 7, 2014.
Daily capacity is limited; visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.
Reserved & General Admission Tickets available HERE:
About The GRAMMY Museum:
Paying tribute to music’s rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests can experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver.