Volume VII



Paramount Theater, New York - September 20, 1964


Paramount white ticket stub          Paramount pink ticket stub


Location Color Admission Comments
Balcony White $ 1.50  
Orchestra Pink $ 2.50  


The stubs shown are from the final show of their 1964 tour, a "benefit" show performed on September 20th at New York's Paramount Theater. This white ticket is rather ironic in that the admission price on the ticket, $1.50, is the lowest of all Beatles U.S. concerts. The reality, however, was quite the opposite, as tickets were sold for $5.00 to $100 per seat since it was a 'benefit show' for The United Cerebral Palsey & The Retarded Infants Services charities. 380 $50 seats were sold and 225 more went for for $100.00. In all, the concert raised $75,000.

The Beatles performed for free and all proceeds went to the causes. This was their only U.S. benefit show of their 3 tours. A capacity crowd of 3,682 people attended the show and these tickets are among the rarest around. There are no known full unused tickets in collectors hands, and only a handful of stubs including the two shown above. Until March of 1997, no stubs had turned up. The white example is the second of that color to turn up from an original patron who attended the show. A custom program was also printed.