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WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg on The Beatles at Shea Stadium

The Beatles’ iconic Shea Stadium gig took place on this date (August 15) in 1965, and among the 56,000 people in attendance was a nine-year-old Whoopi Goldberg.

Goldberg recalled the way she found out she was going to the Shea Stadium show in the documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.

Whoopi Goldberg's Favorite Beatles Memory: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years * Hulu

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Can you imagine being in Goldberg’s shoes on that subway platform?  We had a moment when hearing her story ourselves!

If you haven’t seen Eight Days A Week yet, it is a must-watch for any music fan, period.  If you subscribe to Hulu, you can stream the film for free.  To get a feeling of the madness, check out the trailer below!

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years Trailer 2 * Hulu

With never before seen footage, Ron Howard chronicles The Beatles' vital, transformative touring years. It's the band you know. The story you don't. Premiering on Hulu September 17.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)