Rockin' Event Review: The Beatles in Minnesota

On July 24, 2014, I attended the The Beatles In MN - An Exclusive W Happening Event at the Foshay in Minneapolis.The event featured up-close photography from their concert on August 21, 1965 at the (Old) Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. This was their only stop in MN during that tour and it was believed that no up-close photos were taken of the show. As it turns out Bob Bonis, who was The Beatles US tour manager, had taken photos right on stage during the performance. They were packed away in his basement and lost to the music world for decades.

After 40 years these photos were rediscovered by his son. For the full story visit where you can see the photos and purchase limited edition, hand-numbered prints with a Certificate of Authenticity from The GRAMMY Museum®.

They had wonderful appetizers, cocktails, a DJ playing all The Beatles music, and the venue really complimented the subject matter. I really appreciated getting to see these lost pieces of rock & roll history! I was also really impressed by the composition of these stunning black and white photos. You would never know that Bob Bonis was jut a hobbyist photographer by the composition of the photos.

The Beatles impacted popular culture in a way no band ever has and their legacy will never be lost. Even Aerosmith has covered "Come Together" and were part of the innovative movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as the evil band of the future. I hope you stop on by and get your own glimpse of this British invasion. The photos will be on display till August 3rd. The exhibit begs you to grab a friend and 'come together right now... over me.'