It Was 49 Years Ago Today…

On September 4, 1964, The Beatles appeared in concert in Milwaukee. Tickets ranged from $3.50 to $5.50 and sold out within a week of going on sale. In order to purchase tickets one had to cut out an order form from the Milwaukee Journal, fill it out, put it into an envelope with a check and mail it. Then the wait began for the tickets to arrive.

During this academic year the Mudd will celebrate the Beatles’ emerging popularity in the United States beginning in the fall of 1963.

To get into the spirit, watch videos from the previous century posted on the WTMJ4 website in anticipation of Paul McCartney’s return to Milwaukee, July 16, 2013.