HomeNewsBusinessCultureHealthVideoNewsletter

Jewish Promoter, Famous for Bringing the Beatles to US, Dies at 95

Sid Bernstein worked with a number of famous musicians, including ABBA, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones

By: Daniel Koren
Published: August 22nd, 2013 in News » World
Paul McCartney and Sid Bernstein

Legendary promoter Sid Bernstein, the man who man who brought the Beatles to New York's Carnegie Hall at the brink of their popularity in the States during the 60s, died yesterday in his New York home.

He was 95.

His daughter Casey Deutsch confirmed that Bernstein died in his sleep of natural causes.

The iconic music promoter became a legend in the music business after he fatefully arranged for the Beatles to play Carnegie Hall, the first ever rock band to do so in the early 60s. He also promoted their 1965 concert at Shea Stadium, which broke set records at the box office. Approximately 55,000 fans showed up at what the New York Times referred to as the 'classic Greek meaning of the word pandemonium.'


(The Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show, Feb 9, 1964)

Bernstein also promoted a number of influential musicians during the 60s and 70s including Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and Judy Garland, and also worked with the likes of Duke Ellington and Ray Charles.

He also was an early supporter of ABBA, and set up their first few shows in the US.

Despite his many credentials, it was introducing British rock to American audiences that made him a national figure, and one of the most important music promoters in history.

Over the last two decades, he's written two memoirs, It’s Sid Bernstein Calling and Not Just the Beatles, released an album of duets, and even started a twitter account five years ago (at 90)).

He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Geraldine, their six children, and six grandchildren.

Related articles: Sid Bernstein, The Beatles, ABBA, Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland, Rolling Stones
0 times
Rare Pics of Nuclear Center at Dimona Released For 1st

Photos of various buildings from the Nuclear Research Center at Dimona in Israel's Negev region have been published

Nixon's anti-Semitic Rhetoric Exposed

Recently made public, tapes of former President Richard Nixon recoded him saying "Jews must realize they're American first"

Jewish Top 10s: Scandals

As controversy and disparagement continue to follow certain Jewish politicians and officials, we've decided to compile a list of the most infamous scandals

Quebec Proposal to Ban Religious Symbols Sparks Public Outcry

The Parti Québécois government plans to ban workers in the public sector from wearing religious symbols of any kind

Jewish Promoter, Famous for Bringing the Beatles to US, Dies

Sid Bernstein worked with a number of famous musicians, including ABBA, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones

Being A Good Jew Kept Me From Eating the Cronut

34 people have reported symptoms of illness after trying the Cronut Burger at the CNE; luckily for me, my dietary restrictions kept me from being one of them

Rare Pics of Nuclear Center at Dimona Released For 1st

Photos of various buildings from the Nuclear Research Center at Dimona in Israel's Negev region have been published

Nixon's anti-Semitic Rhetoric Exposed

Recently made public, tapes of former President Richard Nixon recoded him saying "Jews must realize they're American first"

Jewish Top 10s: Scandals

As controversy and disparagement continue to follow certain Jewish politicians and officials, we've decided to compile a list of the most infamous scandals

Quebec Proposal to Ban Religious Symbols Sparks Public Outcry

The Parti Québécois government plans to ban workers in the public sector from wearing religious symbols of any kind

Jewish Promoter, Famous for Bringing the Beatles to US, Dies

Sid Bernstein worked with a number of famous musicians, including ABBA, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones

Being A Good Jew Kept Me From Eating the Cronut

34 people have reported symptoms of illness after trying the Cronut Burger at the CNE; luckily for me, my dietary restrictions kept me from being one of them

news_scroll_down
OUR FACEBOOK FANS
Blogs
Take Responsibility for Your Own

The 19 year old sophomore sat on the exam table looking at the floor. A college student with obvious charm

The Stanford Prison Experiment at

In 1971, researchers set up a prison in the basement of Stanford University's Psychology Department. The idea was to

U.S. vs. Europe: Health Care

As I have tried to make abundantly clear the United States is the only country in the industrialized world that

Hands Off America

Alright, that does it.Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans have been willing to do their part for

Fat Returns After Liposuction ...

A study appeared in a journal titled “Obesity” which was reported by a group from the University of Colorado. In

What does Victory Look Like?

Sixty-five years ago today, World War II officially came to an end. On September 2, 1945, Japanese Foreign Minister

Share This Story With Your Friends!

Your Name:

Friend's Name:

E-Mail:

Friend's E-Mail:

(This information will not be displayed publicly)

Optional Message: