On August 27, 1964, The Beatles played a sold-out show at the Cincinnati Gardens in Ohio. Thousands of screaming fans filled the 14,000 seats. They paid $5.50 for a ticket. It was a concert unlike any people in Cincinnati had ever seen. The Beatles played for just 29 minutes but they left an impression of a lifetime. But some in Cincinnati were not amused. Hamilton County, juvenile court judge Benjamin Schwartz issued a warning. He told parents that The Beatles were bad for their daughters. He was clearly disgusted by what he’d seen. The concert didn’t cause any long term problems for the fans. In fact, the judge’s warning probably made them love The Beatles even more.
The Danger of The Beatles