Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sid Bernstein Tribute at the Cutting Room

Many great singers, production people & fans crowded The Cutting Room to celebrate this terrific producer/promoter.

There is a story, probably true, about him calling Brian Epstein's house to try to book the Beatles into Shea Stadium. He got Brian's Mom, who didn't believe any of his credentials. But, being Jewish, he knew how to schmooze a Jewish mother. She eventually got Brian, even though she never believed Sid.

He built his career on persistence & cha . We are a better world for that!















1 comment:

  1. A Legacy Celebrated: Sid Bernstein

    Sid Bernstein was one of the most visionary and influential individuals in American music history.

    He arranged to bring the Beatles to America when they were virtually unknown and before they released a record or had any radio airplay in the States. He put the Beatles in Carnegie Hall, for their first concert ever in the United States and helped convince Ed Sullivan to have the Beatles on his show, introducing them to America and, the world. Sid produced the groundbreaking Beatles concerts at Shea Stadium, (15.7.65 and 23.7.66...) establishing the precedent of attracting huge crowds to large venues and setting the standard for all future concerts.

    Sid, ("The Father of the British Invasion") was the first to present to America, eleven of the top thirteen British rock acts. These included: The Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits, The Kinks, Manfred Mann, the Moody Blues, and the Rolling Stones.

    On the 7th of June...his friends and fans will come together at Symphony Space, (New York City) to pay a musical homage to him.

    Performing will be:

    Mick Francis, co-host of "The Beatle Bug Radio Show," WDAR/West Dublin, Ireland...
    "Diamonds In Jupiter," Newark, NJ's premier, Old and New School Funk Band...
    David ("That Guitar Man"/Central Park, NYC) Ippolito...
    and, "Strawberry Fields" - The Ultimate Beatles Tribute!
    Hosting "Legacy" will be Q104.3/NYC legendary, classic-rock jock...and host of Q's "Breakfast With The Beatles," Ken Dashow.

    All net proceeds will be donated to The Robin Hood Foundation: Fight Poverty Like A New Yorker: http://www.robinhood.org/

    http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/8282/Music/a-legacy-celebrated-sid-bernstein

    For more information...go to Symphony Space / June Calendar of Events

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