The Beatles

2:51 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

PHOTOS: Remembering The Beatles Concert In Kansas City 50 Years Ago

The Beatles played a show in Kansas City in 1964 after Charlie O Finley paid them $150,000, around $100,000 more than cities that were on the original tour schedule.
Dave E. Dexter, Jr. Collection LaBudde Special Collections Department - UMKC

Fifty years ago Wednesday, The Beatles played a concert at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

The concert was not originally part of the band's first cross-country U.S. tour, but business man and owner of the Kansas City Athletics baseball team, Charlie O. Finley, managed to bring them to Kansas City.

Finley flew to San Francisco to talk to the band's manager, Brian Epstein, and offered $50,000 to bring The Beatles to Kansas City. They finally agreed on $150,000, and the Fab Four flew into Kansas City to play a show on one of their only days off from the tour.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:18 pm
Sat August 10, 2013

Ballads by Rockers, Vol. 2 (35th Anniversary Edition)

The Rolling Stones ~ 'Goats Head Soup' album cover

As we get closer to the 35th Anniversary of Cyprus Avenue, we revisit the first-ever musical concept featured on the show:  Ballads by Rockers.

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

The Beatles: Their 12 Greatest Songs

Rolling Stone has compiled a list of The Beatles' 100 greatest songs. 

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