POSTED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 2:43pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 2:44pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — 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.