Here Is the Setlist from the Beatles' 1966 Concert at Busch Stadium

THE VENTURES - "I FEEL FINE"

The Beatles' original tune certainly comes through in the Ventures' version of "I Feel Fine," but it's a little, well, bent. Famous for dance-surf-rock, the Ventures foregoes lyrics and keeps its instrumental schtick, coating the Fab Four's famous riffs in bright sunshine and plenty of whammy bar.

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RAY CHARLES - "YESTERDAY"

When it comes to a heartbreaking song, it's difficult to top "Yesterday," but Ray Charles takes McCartney's wistful mourning and wrings the crap out of it. Charles uses his scratchy voice to alternate between tender wails and heavy pauses while squeezing tears from his piano. ALL THE FEELS, GUYS! Unfortunately, YouTube won't let us embed the video, but you can watch it here.

THE REPLACEMENTS - "NOWHERE MAN"

Paul Westerberg famously contributed "Nowhere Man" to the soundtrack for 2001's I Am Sam, but before that, he and the rest of the Replacements had performed the song during their shows in the '80s. The band speeds the tempo up a bit and adds some distorted texture, but Westerberg retains Lennon's confusion and helplessness as the narrator.

SWEET - "PAPERBACK WRITER"

At first glance, glam-rock outfit Sweet doesn't seem like a candidate to cover the Beatles, but the band does a fairly faithful adaptation of "Paperback Writer." Vocalist Brian Connolly enunciates quite a bit more than McCartney ever did, making the lyrics sharper and more pointed. However, both this cover and the original share some uber-boosted bass, which comes through loud and clear during studio recordings and performances.


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Lisa Scott
Lisa Scott

I was only 6 yrs old when I went to this show!

Tammy Pendino
Tammy Pendino

I was only less than one living in Lubbock, TX, where one of John and Paul favorite idol was born and raise: Buddy Holly.

Mark C. Rich
Mark C. Rich

I went and sat in the rain on my 16th birthday. One of the best memories of my life!

Eric Lachmiller
Eric Lachmiller

I was alive, but I was five years old, and my parents wouldn't let me go...

LordThomas Fortenberry
LordThomas Fortenberry

My mother and Aunt were there and I recently found the original ticket stubs and an 8mm film from the concert..... although the film is old and black but I might have it digitally retouched to see if that works

AMBabka
AMBabka

@Twestiejm Thanks for reading my @rftmusic story, Joan! Would you be willing to email me abt your Beatles memories? allison.babka @ gmail!

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