On September 16, 1964, the Beatles made the twenty second stop of their first North American tour in New Orleans. It was a day unequaled in Beatles—and New Orleans—history. Author Steven Y. Landry takes an in-depth look at the intertwined melodies of New Orleans and the lads from Liverpool through the lens of their historic 1964 performance. With a focus on the New Orleans artists that inspired the band, most notably Fats Domino, Landry offers a comprehensive overview of this momentous day through the eyes of a true fan. This meticulous look at the unique relationship between the band and the city combines original photographs, first-hand accounts, and documents including the paperwork giving the mayor’s OK to allow the performance.
Steven Y. Landry is a lawyer and lifelong Baton Rouge res-ident who grew up in the ’60s listening to New Orleans AM radio stations. Over thirty years of legal experience allowed this Beatles fan to further explore his passion for music through diligent research.
On September 16, 1964, the Beatles performed in New Orleans' City Park. The city already played a large role in the music of the Fab Four, with John Lennon first hearing a New Orleans R&B record in 1956.