Seattle sisters saw the Beatles in 1964, return to the same venue tonight to see Paul McCartney

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

On August 21, 1964, The Beatles played their first concert in Seattle. More than 14,000 screaming fans packed into the Seattle Center Coliseum, including these sisters from Ballard.

“I was 14 when I saw The Beatles, and I’m 72 now,” said Barbara Horn.

“I was 21 when I saw The Beatles, and I will be turning 80 in July,” said Irene Crawford.

Typically, the little sister learns about the cool new bands from their older sibling, but not in this case.

“I didn’t even know who these Beatles were,” said Irene. “But I worked downtown and she’d want me to pick up these magazines for her that had The Beatles on it, at Woolworths. So then I started looking at them and listening and I thought, oh, they’re good.”

Source: RACHEL BELLE KIRO Newsradio/


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