Harold Montgomery is determined that Candlestick Park in San Francisco not be forgotten so he told Beatles Examiner he has started a campaign to get the city to preserve the memory of the Beatles’ role in its history. The site where the Beatles’ final ticketed concert was held on Aug. 29, 1966 is scheduled to be demolished in 2014.
“I am working so hard on this project,” he said. “I am doing it because I have a passion to save anything with a Beatles connection if possible. A lot is already gone. Candlestick Park played a valuable insert into the Beatles story. I love anything to do with the Beatles live!”
He sent his own letter to Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco to get the city to not only save the plaque that’s at the former baseball park honoring the Beatles’ last concert but to make happen Paul McCartney’s idea for the former Beatle to close Candlesick with one final concert. He’s asking everyone to write Mayor Lee at his website.
Here’s the text of the letter he sent to the San Francisco mayor:
Dear Mr. Mayor Edwin Lee,
It’s been in the news of late that Sir Paul McCartney of The Beatles has expressed his dream of playing the last gig ever to be held at Candlestick Park before it’s demolished next year.
Please, you must see this happens. THIS IS BIG!
Candlestick Park, thee venue of the LAST EVER Beatles concert is globally a historical landmark in San Francisco.
This proposed concert by McCartney here, playing on “hallowed ground” would to millions of fans be a huge event for them and the city. This Would be BIG news around the world. Don’t miss out on this opertunity. Maybe you would come out on stage and introduce him much like Ed Sullivan did in 1965 at the Shea Stadium concert. The venue of the first and largest stadium rock concert at the time.
The Beatles plaque currently inside the stadium should be saved and maybe placed over the spot of second base (where the stage was on Aug. 29, 1966) in the new mall or park that’s being considered built there.
You should think about saving a small section of seats for the San Francisco city museum too. Much like what Liverpool did for Shea Stadium seats in their museum.
San Francisco has her many landmarks BUT the Fillmore Auditorium and Candlestick Park are it’s crown jewels for her Rock n Roll history! To be such a massive page in Beatles and San Francisco’s history should not be overlooked.
So many famous events took place here.
It may have to be torn down but, don’t let its legacy die!
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