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Detroit • Saturday, August 13, 1966

ConcertBy The Beatles • Part of the Summer 1966 US tourAfternoon show
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Olympia Stadium

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From Motor City Radio Flashbacks, August 13, 2016:

The Beatles performed two sold-out concerts before 28,000-screaming Detroit fans at the Olympia Stadium on this day. With 11 standards slated for their second North American tour, they included several of their latter post-1964 hits for the Detroit ’66 performances, Nowhere Man, Day Tripper, If I Needed Someone and Paperback 

Other acts on the Olympia marquee who performed with the Beatles were The Cyrkle, The Ronettes, The Remainsand Bobby Hebb. Immediately after the concert the band took a chartered Greyhound bus to their next scheduled stop in Cleveland.

WKNR deejays emceed both shows.Bob Green took the stage at 7:00 p.m., welcoming the Beatles to the Olympia before the Detroit home crowd. Earlier in the afternoon Scott Regen introduced the Beatles on stage for the 2:00 p.m. performance.

As previously, September 1964, both Beatles’ Olympia Stadium appearances was presented by WKNR.

From Detroit Free Press – Paul McCartney and John Lennon at Detroit’s Olympia Stadium on Aug. 13, 1966 – Doug Elbinger

Last updated on April 20, 2019

Olympia Stadium

This was the 3rd concert played at Olympia Stadium.

A total of 3 concerts have been played there • 1964Sep 6th1966Aug 13thAug 13th


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