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Sid Bernstein: Legendary Music Promoter Dies


Sid Bernstein, the man who is credited with bringing The Beatles to America in 1964, has died.

The legendary concert promoter, who staged shows for the Fab Four and The Rolling Stones, passed away on Wednesday. He was 95.

Bernstein was the brains behind The Beatles’ first New York shows at Carnegie Hall shows in 1964 and their fabled Shea Stadium show in New York in 1965. He also promoted The Rolling Stones’ first five U.S. gigs.

He also attempted to persuade the Fab Four to reunite in 1976 and 1979 for charity shows.

Bernstein also worked with Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Liza Minnelli, James Brown and Jimi Hendrix, among others.

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Bono Wows Crowd With Frank Sinatra Song

U2 rocker Bono stunned diners and drinkers at a New York piano bar over the weekend when he stepped up to perform standards with billed performers Jim Caruso and Billy Strich.

The duo was performing at the Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel in New York, when the Irish star joined them for a rendition of I’ve Got You Under My Skin – a track he once recorded with the late Frank Sinatra.

Singer Caruso tells the Huffington Post, “Bono walked in. It was impossible not to recognize the guy – the glasses alone gave him away!

“They were seated in the corner, where they rocked, bopped, swayed and snapped. He kept giving me the thumbs-up when he’d like a tune and (was) singing along quietly.

“The room was stopped cold (when Bono hit the stage). (It was) just another miraculous Bemelmans moment! After the last note was crooned, Bono flew out the door, waving to everyone.”