Paul McCartney and John Lennon share a microphone in this stunning photograph taken at John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia on August 16, 1966. This rare and elegant image was captured during the first concert ever held at the recently renamed venue, previously known as Philadelphia Municipal Stadium. The show was the fifth on the band’s third and final U.S. tour. The Beatles played a tight set that included “Rock and Roll Music,” “She’s a Woman,” “If I Needed Someone,” “Baby’s In Black,” “Day Tripper,” “I Feel Fine” and “Yesterday.” “I Wanna Be Your Man,” “Nowhere Man,” “Paperback Writer,” and “I’m Down.” “I Wanna Be Your Man,” is a song that McCartney and Lennon had written for the Rolling Stones back in 1963 as a follow-up to their single “Not Fade Away.”

John Lennon and Paul Mc Cartney. John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, 1966

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  • ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS: This photograph was taken by Bob Bonis, who was the U.S. Tour Manager for both The Beatles and the Rolling Stones from 1964 through 1966.

    This is a Limited Edition fine art photograph, derived from the original negative or slide, and is printed on professional grade Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper by the master printers at Duggal Visual Solutions in New York.

     

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