|Photo courtesy of the Bob Bonis archive|
|Paul McCartney of the Beatles performing at Met Stadium in 1965.|
The Beatles played Minnesota exactly once. During their 1965 U.S. tour, the legendary rock band played the since-demolished Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington.
Due to safety concerns, promoter Big Reggie Colihan decided no one was allowed on the field, which meant few close-up photos were taken. However, the Beatles' U.S. tour manager, Bob Bonis, snapped a few pictures from the side of the stage.
Here are 10 of the shots Bonis took that are part of the current exhibition "Ladies and Gentlemen... The Beatles!" now on display at the Mall of America's newly opened Midwest Music Museum.
Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 5