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Tonight the Atlanta Falcons will play the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. It will be the last event ever at Candlestick Park.
Forty-seven years ago the Beatles played their last concert of all time at Candlestick Park on Aug. 29, 1966. Tickets were $4.50 and $6.50, and only 25,000 of 43,000 tickets to the show were sold.
The Beatles told no one this was the last show ever, but they knew it. They played 11 songs, including, “I Feel Fine,” “Nowhere Man,” “Yesterday,” and “Paperback Writer.” They finished with “Long Tall Sally.”
Lee Ballinger, CounterPunch’s music columnist, is co-editor of Rock and Rap Confidential author of the forthcoming book Love and War: My First Thirty Years of Writing, interviewed Honkala for CounterPunch. He can be reached at: Rockrap@aol.com