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The Beatles played Shea Stadium on their second tour of the States in 1965.
The noise generated by the 55,600-strong crowd was so great that the band couldn't hear themselves on stage - they only had 100-watt Vox amps. The situation was so ridiculous that th eband dissolved into hysterics, Lennon playing his Vox Continental organ with his elbows as McCartney and Harrison cracked up at his antics.
In terms of historical importance, the She Stadium show marked the high point of 'Beatlemania' and also contributed to the band's decision to quit touring for good the following year.