The Paul McCartney Project

Jacksonville • Friday, September 11, 1964

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Country:
USA
City:
Jacksonville
Location:
Gator Bowl Stadium

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We were in Key West in 1964. We were due to fly into Jacksonville, in Florida, and do a concert there, but we’d been diverted because of a hurricane. We stayed there for a couple of days, not knowing what to do except, like, drink. I remember drinking way too much, and having one of those talking-to-the-toilet bowl evenings. It was during that night, when we’d all stayed up way too late, and we got so pissed that we ended up crying – about, you know, how wonderful we were, and how much we loved each other, even though we’d never said anything. It was a good one: you never say anything like that. Especially if you’re a Northern Man.

Paul McCartney, June 2004 – The Guardian
The Beatles prepare to play at the Gator Bowl on Sept. 11, 1964. High winds eventually ripped the cardboard letters spelling out “Beatles” away from the stage, recalled a concertgoer. (Vern Barchard/State Archives of Florida)
The Beatles prepare to play at the Gator Bowl on Sept. 11, 1964. High winds eventually ripped the cardboard letters spelling out “Beatles” away from the stage, recalled a concertgoer. (Vern Barchard/State Archives of Florida)
Police escort George and Paul from the George Washington Hotel to the Gator Bowl. (Vern Barchard/State Archives of Florida)
Police escort George and Paul from the George Washington Hotel to the Gator Bowl. (Vern Barchard/State Archives of Florida)

Last updated on April 14, 2019

Gator Bowl Stadium

This was the 1st and only concert played at Gator Bowl Stadium.


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