By Underbelly (Md. Historical Society Library Dept., 9/11/2014)
As Baltimore celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner and the successful defense of Fort McHenry from invading British forces, there’s another British invasion worth remembering. It occurred fifty years ago and was of an entirely different sort. On September 13, 1964, The Beatles invaded Baltimore for a one-day stop during their first American tour. John, Paul, George, and Ringo played two concerts at the Civic Center (today know as the Baltimore Arena) and then quickly moved on to the remaining stops on their 32-performance tour schedule from August 19 to September 20.
Baltimore photographer Morton Tadder was there to document the performances.
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The Beatles Invade Baltimore
Photos below are from The Beatles historic Baltimore visit.