Las Vegas in search of Beatles memorabilia


This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ performance at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the city’s visitors authority is now looking for locals to share any good stories they may have or lend them any souvenirs that were collected when Beatlemania swept through the city.

Any memorabilia that is handed over is set be a part of a new exhibition that will be on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Beatlemania

On 20th August 1964, the Beatles played in front of 16,000 people during two sold-out concerts at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which was the only time they performed in the city.

Now, visitors heading to Las Vegas as part of a USA tour in 2014 will be able to see the effect the Beatles had on Las Vegas and the whole of America on their tour.

Dubbed the ‘Fab Four’, the Beatles landed at McCarran International Airport in 1964 and were greeted by thousands of screaming fans.

The band’s members - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - stayed at the Sahara hotel before their performances in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority are asking for people who either attended the concerts, worked at the local airport during the Beatles’ arrival or lined the streets of Las Vegas as the band drove by to share their memories or any memorabilia they may have of the historic event.

To find out more or to contact the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, click here.

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