Houston Had No Problem
Despite huge successes achieved by
She has done 29 shows at the London venue since 1984, which is one of the tidbits of information in “20 Things You Never Knew About Wembley Arena,” a list of facts published to remind the music industry of the arena’s 50th birthday as a concert venue.
Exactly 50 years ago on March 22, the venue hosted the “Record Star Show,” which featured Dame Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark.
“When I first played there, it was one of the biggest venues I’d ever played and was certainly one of the most exciting venues in London,” Dame Shirley recalls.
Among the other things apparently unknown about Wembley Arena is that on April 11, 1965, The Beatles and
Also, for example,
The bits of Wembley time capsule trivia that relate to ticket prices show the most expensive was £250 for
The Rolling Stones charged £2.75 in 1973 and £150 when they went back in 2003. And, while his
Madonna’s record-breaking, seven-night run was the highest-grossing string of dates on her Confessions Tour in 2006.
Wembley Arena started out as the Empire Pool and Sports Arena in 1934 and has sold 48 million concert tickets in the 50 years it’s been used as a music venue.
The first band to headline the arena was The Monkees in 1966. The act played five shows in three days (including two matinees).