The Beatles rocked Shea Stadium 50 years ago today

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FLUSHING, Queens— It was 50 years ago today that Paul, Ringo, George and John performed on a small stage in the middle of Shea Stadium.

Around 55,000 fans attended the Beatles concert which at the time, set a record for the largest audience to gather for a concert.

According to Mental Floss, the Beatles played 12 songs in about 30 minutes opening with "Twist and Shout."

Tickets were sold for prices ranging from $4.50 to $5.75.

Initially there were doubts that the Beatles could fill the stadium, MLB.com reports.  The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein laughed at the remarks, saying they didn't play to "empty seats." Fans reportedly were climbing over the fence to get into the stadium.

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