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Beatles' promoter, agent Sid Bernstein dies at 95

Beatles' promoter, agent Sid Bernstein dies at 95

POSTED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 2:43pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 2:44pm

Sid Bernstein, the promoter and agent who first brought the Beatles to America, has died, his publicist said in a statement, Wednesday.

Bernstein booked Carnegie Hall after the Beatles made television gold on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Bernstein also secured the "Fab Four" a gig at Shea Stadium.

In addition to the Beatles, Bernstein organized and promoted concerts for Lenny Kravitz, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix and Sly & the Family Stone. He was also the pioneered staging a rock show at the famous New York City venue, Madison Square Garden.

Bernstein was 95.

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