‘We Really Didn’t Care Anymore’

George Harrison said The Beatles‘ performance at Shea Stadium in 1965 was “impersonal.” By the time the group played their record-breaking concert, they’d already been through the wringer touring the world at the height of Beatlemania. When they landed in New York, they didn’t care anymore.

The Beatles' performance at Shea Stadium in 1965 to thousands of fans.

The Beatles’ performance at Shea Stadium | Bettmann/Getty Images

The Beatles were tired from touring before their performance at Shea Stadium

Touring throughout Beatlemania was exhausting for the four lads from Liverpool. Most of the time, they hid from hoards of screaming girls in cars and hotel rooms. They often had to be escorted to the stage in armored vehicles.

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