On this date in 1966 a crowd of 23,143 braved the rain to see the Beatles at Busch Stadium. They took the stage at 8:30 pm, having played a show in Cincinnati that afternoon. The Del-Rays from Mascoutah, Illinois, Bobby Hebb, the Ronettes and the Cyrkle also played. The Beatles appeared third to take advantage of a break in the weather. So the Beatles “opened” for the Ronettes and the Cyrkle that night. They performed 11 songs in 30 minutes.
The Beatles would only play four more shows before they stopped touring.
My wife and I had our first “official” date that night. The ticket stub is at right. Notice how much it cost to see the hottest band in the world at the time.