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Atlantic City, 1964

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Beatles .jpg MEAT THE BEATLES! At the White House Sub Shop, Atlantic City, 1964. The guy in the foreground is Atlantic City policeman Bobby Palamaro, who Mr. Moonlighted at the White House. [Courtesy of Princeton Antiques Bookshop.]

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.--The Beatles moved as fast as one of their hit singles.
One minute here. Thirty seconds there.

On Aug. 30, 1964 the Beatles came into Atlantic City for a 8:30 p.m. gig at the Atlantic City Convention Hall (now called Boardwalk Hall). The Fab Four opened their 12-song set with "Twist and Shout" and ended with "Long Tall Sally." The whole thing clocked in at a little more than a half an hour. There was no encore.

The Righteous Brothers had just left the tour because of their lukewarm response as the opener. They were replaced by New Orleans soul singer Clarence "Frogman" Henry.

Boardwalk Hall was built in 1929 and has undergone a rebirth since a three-year $90 million restoration that concluded in 2001......

Dave Hoekstra

Dave Hoekstra has been a Chicago Sun-Times staff writer since 1985. His collection of Sun-Times travel columns, "Ticket To Everywhere," was published in 2000 by Lake Claremont Press. He was lead writer for "Farm Aid: Song for America" (Rodale Press, 2005) which commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Willie Nelson inspired effort.
He won a 1987 Chicago Newspaper Guild Stick O-Type Award for Column Writing. Hoekstra wrote and co-proudced the WTTW-Channel 11 PBS special: "The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights Movement," nominated for a 2001-02 Chicago Emmy for a documentary program/cultural significance.
He lives in Chicago.


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