Beatles Come to the Show-Me State

Charlie O. Finley brought the Beatles to Kansas City on this date. He offered $50,000 for an appearance, but the Beatle’s band manager said that the going price was $100,000 so Finley countered with a $150,000 offer. Standard tickets were $8.50, the highest they ever were on tour that year. Fewer than half the seats were filled at Municipal Stadium.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

This is an image from the Nationaal Archief, the Dutch National Archives, and Spaarnestad Photo.