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Beatle history revisited at Shea Stadium

Aug. 16, 2006 at 4:20 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Baseball and Britain will come together at New York's Shea Stadium to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' historic concert there.

The Aug. 23 game between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals will feature music from "1964 The Tribute," a group that recreates the look and sound of the original Fab Four.

Baseball and Beatles fans alike will get a pre-game concert as well as a trip down memory lane -- or make that "Penny Lane" -- between innings.

"This is definitely another highlight of our career," Gary Grimes, who portrays Paul McCartney, said in a news release

"I'm sure the combination of being at Shea and playing for 55,000 people will make this one of the best concerts we've ever done," added Mark Benson, who assumes the persona of John Lennon for the tribute.

"1964 The Tribute" played a similar show at Carnegie Hall commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' debut there as well.

Topics: John Lennon
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