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The Man Who Helped Bring the Beatles to America
Posted By Patrick Kiger On August 22, 2013 @ 1:49 pm In Legacy | Comments Disabled
Remember Beatlemania? For that transcendent moment in boomer history, we owe thanks to concert promoter Sid Bernstein, who died on Aug. 21 at age 95  in New York City.
In March 1963, Bernstein — then a lowly $200-a-week booker for General Artists Corp. — read of the hysteria that ensued at the Beatles’ shows in Great Britain. Even though British music stars had seldom made much of a splash in the U.S. market, Bernstein had a hunch about the Fab Four. He called the group’s manager, Brian Epstein, and cajoled him into bringing the group to the United States in February 1964 to perform at Carnegie Hall — a trip that also saw them give three smash performances on The Ed Sullivan Show. The rest, as they say, is history.
Here are some intriguing facts about Bernstein:
Photo of Bernstein in 2009: Steven Maginnis via Wikipedia 
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 died on Aug. 21 at age 95: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/arts/music/sid-bernstein-who-helped-import-the-beatles-dies-at-95.html?pagewanted=all
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 Hunter Davies,: http://books.google.com/books?id=WpsszVLFsMEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=beatles+hunter+davies&hl=en&sa=X&ei=tYEVUsLTPIXJ4AO95YCwBg&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=carnegie%20hall&f=false
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be9jDmfRHZ4
 Steven Maginnis via Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sid_bernstein.jpg
 Storm Thorgerson: 5 Facts About the Iconic Album-Cover Designer: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/04/23/storm-thorgerson-5-facts-about-the-iconic-album-cover-designer/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL
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