WDGY Oldies Radio and The Beatles
WDGY AM 740 and The Beatles teamed up on August 21st, 1965, for their only concert in the Twin Cities. 50 years later they are teaming up again to pay tribute to that concert. WDGY and Dennis Mitchell, the host of Breakfast with the Beatles produced a special one hour show with story’s, insight and the original concert set list. This Show will air Friday August 21st at 5pm, 50 years to the date of The Beatles only concert in Minnesota.
WDGY and the Hard Rock Café (Mall of America) is hosting a Luncheon to reminisce with special guests while WDGY plays Beatles music. The Luncheon is this Friday August 21st at Noon.
WDGY's is looking forward to reliving a historical moment in Twin Cities music history.
Bloomington, Minnesota facts:
The Concert was announced on March 1965
May 1st WDGY announced on how to get tickets
send your money (cash or check) to the Edina State Bank (should have gone to the Daytons ticket window)
ticket prices $5.50, $4.50, $3.50, $2.50
Ray Colihan discouraged the sale of large blocks of tickets unless they were requested by a school or a group he could trust
The promoters were hoping to sell between 25,000 - 30,000 seats
28,000 seats were sold
A BIG SUCESS BY THE PROMOTERS
"A CONFUSED MESS TO BUY TICKETS"(Beatles fans that went to the concert)