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Beatles news: Candlestick concert fans wanted; newspaper tribute; global auction

Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Steve Marinucci - used by permission

If you attended the Beatles Candlestick Park concert in 1966 and are going to see Paul McCartney again at Candlestick next week, the Beatles Live Project, Ron Howard and White Horse Pictures are looking for you. It announced on Facebook Aug. 5 it is on the lookout for stories from fans who attended the '66 show and will be there next week to add to its Beatles live documentary now in the works.

The company is producing the recently announced film with Ron Howard about the band's touring years. Get in touch with the Beatles Live filmmakers at The Beatles played their final tour performance on Aug. 29 1966. McCartney will play "Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert" August 14, the final event at the stadium before it closes.

Beatles special: The San Francisco Chronicle newspaper will feature a special tribute to the Beatles' 1966 Candlestick Park concert and the upcoming Paul McCartney concert this Sunday. The paper dug into its archives Aug. 1 for a great story about how the Beatles made money at the concert, but the promoters apparently didn't, losing about $2,000 on the show, records show. Old newspaper articles included in the story show San Francisco City Hall was given 50 free tickets to the concert.

Going-out-of-business sale: The San Francisco Giants recently announced fans could buy seats from the soon-to-be-demolished stadium. Now, Heritage Global Partners announced Monday it will hold a three-day webcast auction from 7 a.m. Sept. 10 to noon PT Sept. 12 to sell off the remaining industrial assets of Candlestick Park.

This includes scoreboards, light fixtures, broadcast equipment, kitchen equipment and more. Presumably, this would also include the locker room stalls where the Beatles hung out before the '66 concert. “After conducting the sales of both Tiger Stadium and Busch Stadium, we are delighted to assist in the sale of yet another storied stadium, Candlestick Park,” said President Bruce Schneider.