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......