Posts Tagged ‘Washington Coliseum’

The Beatles DC Concert, 1964

February 11, 2014

The Beatles DC Concert 1964

At Noon on February 11, 1964, two days after their live telecast on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York, John, Paul, George and Ringo braved a snowstorm and took a train to the Nation’s Capital for a concert that night. The Beatles were seen as a menace by Washington’s barbers and the Second Coming by DC’s squealing teens.


Uline Arena. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.

July 24, 2013

Uline Arena. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.

It hosted the Beatles’ first American concert, boxing, hockey, speeches by Malcolm X, and Dwight Eisenhower’s first inaugural ball . It was an ice house and a trash transfer station. Now the Uline Arena will be redeveloped as offices, retail, parking, and possibly performance space.


“Uline Arena, Washington Venue Where Beatles Played First U.S. Show, To Become…Offices And Retail,” Will Wrigley, Huffington Post

“Uline Arena, get ready for your next phase,” Rachel Kaufman, Elevation DC

“Pictorial History Of Uline Arena,” 1959 BHS Mustangs

“Uline Ice Plant,” HAER No. DC-66


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