Online Events

Author Dave Schwensen’s events are now online – and live!

The Beatles At Shea Stadium

The pinnacle of the Beatles touring years (John Lennon said he “saw the top of the mountain” that night), Dave takes you behind the scenes and on stage for the group’s legendary August 15, 1965 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium. The first modern outdoor stadium rock concert in the media capital of the world, a capacity crowd of 55,600 watched John, Paul, George and Ringo sing, play, laugh and sweat on a hot August night in the media capital of the world.

The groundwork for this historic event started earlier than you might think (1962), so join us as we go back in time to the beginnings of Beatlemania and into the spotlight of Shea Stadium through insider stories, rare concert films and live recordings. Program includes making and restoring the television special and the “secret” recording session by the Beatles to enhance their live performance.

The Beatles In Cleveland

Relive the excitement of Beatlemania through eyewitness accounts and rare concert films as John, Paul, George and Ringo visit Cleveland for two of the wildest, out of control concerts in Beatles – and rock and roll – history. This presentation includes rare film of the 1964 performance at Public Auditorium and 1966 at Municipal Stadium – with fans rushing the stage and stopping both concerts.

So, grab a drink, a snack and your best Beatles buddies to enjoy this one hour look back at a FAB moment in time. And in case you didn’t notice above, this is a LIVE event – and will not be made available later On Demand. It also means we’re never exactly sure what’s going to happen… lol!

Online via Zoom

The Beatles At Shea Stadium and The Beatles In Cleveland are broadcast as Zoom Webinars. Pre-registration is required, and viewing spaces are limited. No Zoom license or membership is needed. The only requirement is an email address to receive the link to watch the program.

Both programs are also available through broadcast / internet services by schools, libraries, life long learners and private events. For details email


“We’ve gotten nothing but great feedback. Everybody seemed to have loved it. The presentation was polished and really well put together. Thank you again for a great show.” – Westlake Porter Public Library, Westlake, Ohio

“What I found most useful was how you weaved in the cultural dynamic. The Beatles themselves are representative of that change, and this is what I wanted my students to understand. Everyone loved the program. Two big thumbs up! We would definitely recommend it to others.” – Clark Fork High School, Clark Fork, Idaho

“This was music history coming to life! Our students learned something special, and saw the relevance of understanding something rather than merely being entertained by something.” – Cleveland State University

Stay tuned for upcoming dates and your opportunity to register.

You will receive confirmation via email and a custom link to join us for this exclusive presentation. You won’t want to miss it!

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