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50th anniversary: The Beatles play 1964 concert at City Park

Tuesday marks 50 years since the Fab Four rocked New Orleans City Park.

On September 16, 1964, the Beatles took the stage at City Park Stadium. This would be the only time that the Beatles performed in New Orleans.

The concert brought full-fledge Beatle-Mania to the area. According to Bruce Spizer, a Beatles historian, everyone was excited about the British Invasion of New Orleans.

"Everyone wanted to get on the Beatles bandwagon," he said. "They did a press conference. Mayor Schiro went to the press conference and he met with the Beatles and handed out a proclamation to them and got the Beatles to sign this proclamation."

On Tuesday night, WYES will host a concert at City Park to commemorate the historic event. The concert will include ‘The Fab Four' tribute band and an Ed Sullivan impersonator.

Tickets are still available for the event. For more information, click here: http://www.wyes.org/event/concert/

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