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#tbt - The '60s -- The Beatles perform in Cincy ; A New York farm transforms into "Woodstock"

As Summer winds down, we dedicate today’s ThrowBack Thursday blog to those rockin’ Augusts of the 1960s, when the Beatles performed in Cincinnati (twice) and a New York farm transformed into history’s most memorable outdoor music venue : “Woodstock.” Enjoy the following: 


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Above: An August 1964 photo of the Beatles during a press conference in Cincinnati. Standing behind them, presumably, are the local radio disc jockeys who facilitated the Fab Four’s concert at Cincinnati Gardens. 


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Above: An August 1964 photo of the Beatles in concert at Cincinnati Gardens  


Above: An August 28, 1964, “Cincinnati Enquirer” front page article (post-Beatles concert) with the headline : “Young Fans Drop Veneer of Civilization for Beatles – Teen-Agers Revel in Madness” 


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Above : An August 1966 photo of the Beatles performing at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field 


Above: A photo of a ticket to the Beatles concert at Crosley Field  


Above: A photo of the immense crowd at the 1969 Woodstock music festival in Bethel, New York. This year marks Woodstock’s 50th anniversary.  


Above : Images of two books (among the many about the Beatles and Woodstock) that are available for checkout at MidPointe Library. They are “Visualizing the Beatles” (2018) and “Woodstock — Back to Yasgur’s Farm — 50th Anniversary” (2019)

For these and many more items about the 1960s, the Beatles and Woodstock go to: > Catalog Search 

Or to MidPointe’s eLibrary: > eLibrary 

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Photos of the Beatles and Woodstock accompanying this blog were found on Google Images.