By JOSH FERGUSONAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The Beatles were one of the most beloved pop bands of the ’60s and ’70s, but they never quite managed to get enough mainstream attention to be recognized for their accomplishments.
Now, in 2018, that will be an impossibility.
The rock group will headline a blockbuster music festival in Chicago and become the only act to ever perform at the same show in both cities.
And for the first time ever, the concert is being held in Chicago.
It is a once-in-a-generation event that has been on the drawing board for almost a decade and will be one of three big-ticket concerts in the United States on Sunday.
The festival is being promoted by the nonprofit nonprofit Music for All Americas, which says it will bring the best in rock music to Chicago and the Midwest over the next few years.
It is the first major music festival to be held in the Chicago metropolitan area and the second major music event to take place in the state of Illinois.
It’s expected to draw about 10,000 people and feature more than 200 acts.
The Beatles’ iconic album “The White Album” is still considered a milestone in popular music and has sold more than 10 million copies.
But the Beatles have not performed at a concert in Chicago since 1964, when the band’s biggest hit was the song “Imagine.”
The Beatles, who died in 1972, were the first to perform in a city on Feb. 15, 1965.
That concert was the first concert for the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which honors the achievements of musicians and entertainers from the musical world.
The first major rock concert in America took place at Chicago’s Lakefront Park in 1962.
The Beatles followed with a concert on May 5, 1963.
The Rock and Rolling Hall of Justice inducted the band in 2018.
The next inductee is a new act.
It will be the U.S. band the Beatles, whose members include George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and Ringo’s son, Ringos.
It’s the first rock concert held in a state that has historically been hard to get concerts in.
It hasn’t happened in New York since 1974, when “The Band” sold a million tickets to a concert at Madison Square Garden in New Jersey.
The Chicago Rock and Roller Coaster will begin running Sunday morning at 9 a.m. at O’Hare International Airport.
The city’s first concert is set for Sunday at 8 p.m., according to a news release.
Tickets for the concert go on sale at 10 a..m.(© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.
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