Mid-South Coliseum http://wknofm.org en The Beatles In Memphis http://wknofm.org/post/beatles-memphis <p>For the grand sum of $5.50, Memphis residents could have attended the only local performance of the Beatles. As one of only 14 stops during their summer tour, the Beatles scheduled two shows at the Mid-South Coliseum for August 19, 1966.</p><p>The Memphis engagement lives large in the lore of the Beatles for the controversy surrounding the concert. A month before the Memphis shows, a controversial article appeared in the magazine <em>Datebook</em> in which John Lennon was misquoted as he attempted to describe the hysteria surrounding the band’s fame.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:43:00 +0000 Steve Pike 35766 at http://wknofm.org The Beatles In Memphis