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The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn't There

The Uline Ice Arena was renamed the Washington Coliseum in 1960. Though gutted, it still stands. Jack Alix from WINX, Jay McKay from WEAM, and Johnny Dark from WCAO were also concert emcees. Seating capacity at the Washington Coliseum was 8,092 when The Beatles played. The band played there on a Tuesday, two days after their Ed Sullivan debut. Neither the Rhondels nor the Ronettes played the show. Jay & the Americans, the Caravelles, the Righteous Brothers, and Tommy Roe performed before intermission (in that order). No one sang Be My Baby. No acts were cancelled. The Chiffons sang just before The Beatles. Ringo never expressed any love for jelly beans. In addition to 50 DC policemen, there were 50 stationary security guards from the National Detective Agency. Carroll James introduced Ringo Starr. There were no other introductions. After returning to New York, The Beatles went on to Miami. They didn't return in 1965 and never played the Coliseum again.
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