Saturday, August 19, 2017
Another page from the ACME Catalog -
Before our feature presentation, ACME would like to start the evening with the 1961 Road Runner/ Wile E. Coyote Looney Tunes cartoon, Beep Prepared:
This cartoon received an Academy Award nomination as Best Animated Short for 1961. This was the only Oscar-nominated Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoon.
With the help of the recently launched Ticket Master (allowing tickets to be sold over the phone), The Police sold out the 55,000 seat Shea Stadium for the August 18, 1983 stop on their Synchronicity 83/84 tour so quickly that they were forced to open up the playing field for the audience. This sold them another 15,000 tickets, which made 15,000 more than the Beatles.
The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour is remembering the anniversary of the Police concert by asking you to join us in listening to audio from the concert on that steamy night in August back in 1983.
"We'd like to thank the Beatles for lending us their stadium," Sting announced nearing the end of their explosive performance at Shea Stadium. This was the biggest rock concert at Shea Stadium since The Beatles first played there in 1965 and it marked the moment where the Police claimed The Beatles mantle and announced that they were the biggest band in the world.