Today Marks 58 Years Since 'The Beatles' Invaded Boston

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — September 12, 1964 was the day in history when the Beatles broke into Boston with their first and only live performance at the Garden, though it was a brief appearance.

WBZ's Matt Shearer spoke with Glenda Fishman of Newton, who was one of the teenagers in the crowd of that concert, and still has the original ticket stubs to prove it. She says the experience was unlike any other, watching the band tear through a 12-song set that opened with "Twist and Shout."

"[I was in] Section 41, Row A, Seat 11— they didn't play for very long, about 25 minutes or so. There was a lot of screaming because everyone knew that's what you did with 'The Beatles,' having watched them on Ed Sullivan," Fishman said.

The second time the Beatles played in Boston was about two years later at the Suffolk Downs Racetrack on August 18, 1966, according to the Beatles Bible. Though band member Paul McCartney circled back for a performance at Fenway Park this past June.

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Fishman says there is plenty of time to reminisce on the band's Boston debut too, at City Winery on Beverly Street for their "Come Together: A Night of Beatles Magic, Mystery, & History!" event Monday night. The occasion is hosted by Beatles Historian Cha-Chi Loprete and Magician John Logan.

On the question of whether Fishman was interested in selling her Beatles ticket stubs, the Beatles fan said she'd rather let them be.

WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.

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