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Tributes paid to the man who brought The Beatles to America
Liverpool Echo ^ | 8/21/2013

Posted on 08/21/2013 10:07:51 AM PDT by Borges

The man who brought The Beatles to America and sparked the 'British Invasion' has died.

Music promoter Sid Bernstein has passed away today, aged 95.

Bernstein got the Fab Four their gig at Carnegie Hall in New York after their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964 and Bernstein also booked them at Shea Stadium.

Sam Leach, who promoted the Beatles in the UK, paid tribute to Bernstein.

He said: "He was like my equivalent in America.

“He brought the Beatles to America and he was very proud of the part he played in their amazing story.

“Sid has left a great legacy. We were good friends and he was a really great guy.

"He was the nicest guy in showbiz and he was not like the ruthless promoters you get nowadays. He loved what he did and he was very genuine. He was the best promoter in New York."

Bernstein also organised concerts for Frank Sinatra, Lenny Kravitz and Jimi Hendrix.


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1 posted on 08/21/2013 10:07:51 AM PDT by Borges
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2 posted on 08/21/2013 10:08:05 AM PDT by Borges
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“The man who brought The Beatles to America and sparked the ‘British Invasion’ has died.”, BURN IN HELL!


3 posted on 08/21/2013 10:10:40 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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You’re all class.


4 posted on 08/21/2013 10:12:07 AM PDT by Borges
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And why is that?


5 posted on 08/21/2013 10:19:08 AM PDT by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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“Bernstein also organised concerts for Frank Sinatra, Lenny Kravitz and Jimi Hendrix.”

I’ve often heard allegations that both Sinatra and Hendrix were controlled by the mob, and there was once allegations mob involvement at least in some quarters of the music industry. For example, Morris Levy and Roulette Records allegedly were influenced by the Genovese family according to Tommy James. Did Sid Bernstein have mob ties?


6 posted on 08/21/2013 10:24:21 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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Wow, Monday Fritz Rau, one of the great German promoters died. Rock history fades away.


7 posted on 08/21/2013 10:25:31 AM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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“Frank Sinatra” yet ANOTHER GUTLESS SPINELESS 4-F Coward. And he is ANOTHER ONE BRAINLESS BROADS went NUTS over.


8 posted on 08/21/2013 10:30:35 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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OK, but who got them their gig on Sullivan? Seems like that’s the guy that really brought them to America.


9 posted on 08/21/2013 10:31:09 AM PDT by JediJones (Impeach Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane for Derelection of Duty)
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The Beatles’ first gig in America was at Suffolk Downs in East Boston/Revere, MA. With The Ronnettes & Local Legend, Freddie “Boom Boom” Cannon. $5.25.


10 posted on 08/21/2013 10:32:30 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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What could you possibly have against this man?


11 posted on 08/21/2013 10:33:38 AM PDT by sakic
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I think Martin Scorsese is coming out with a movie about Sinatra, and I’m curious how the director will treat the crooner.


12 posted on 08/21/2013 10:35:41 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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He contributed DIRECTLY to the decline of America.


13 posted on 08/21/2013 10:35:41 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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Sam Leach, who promoted the Beatles in the UK, paid tribute to Bernstein.

He said: “He was like my equivalent in America.

Ah, modesty.


14 posted on 08/21/2013 10:36:12 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Brought Beeruls music to America huh? Uh, thanks I guess...

15 posted on 08/21/2013 10:37:25 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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You just earned the asinine post of the day award. Congratulations.


16 posted on 08/21/2013 10:37:50 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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You blame the Beatles for the decline of America? lol


17 posted on 08/21/2013 10:38:10 AM PDT by Borges
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Yes I do


18 posted on 08/21/2013 10:40:36 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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Elvis too? And Sinatra?


19 posted on 08/21/2013 10:41:36 AM PDT by Borges
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I don’t even like the Beatles and that’s just crazy. Time to up the meds.


20 posted on 08/21/2013 10:43:06 AM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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