New Data Shows A Beatlemania Concert Was Louder Than A Jumbo Jet

Samuel Reason

The Beatles music legacy is one of the largest in the entire world, as it stands it is hard to find a music act that has been bigger than the Fab Four. And though you may think concerts of modern times would be louder with bigger amplifiers. Well then as it turns out, you would be wrong.

Many people have given anecdotal experiences about how loud the screaming was at Beatle concerts during the height of Beatlemania. Many agree that for any of their American concerts, you could barely hear the music over the screaming of the crowd. Unfortunately, this was due to a lack of huge speakers at the time and also bad PA systems from the concert arenas. Which were normally not made for music at all, crowds for The Beatles were so large it had to be held at sports stadiums.

Paul, Ringo, John, and George had a well-documented cult-like following during the mid-1960s, with hundreds of screaming girls flocking to see their gigs. The four-piece band from Liverpool became global sensations after they cracked the NA market. And new data suggests that the screaming at their concerts was the loudest ever seen.

The most notably happened at Shea Stadium in New York City at the height of Beatlemania in 1965. A then-record of a crowd had turned up, over 55,600 people were present. In fact, this was the first time a pop band had sold out a major stadium concert.

Well, researchers have looked at the raw footage taken during the concern and believe that it was 28 decibels louder than a jumbo jet. Or for context that is 11 decibels louder than a crash of thunder. In today’s times an average rock concert, we find the crowd to be screaming at around 115dB but for this Beatle concert, the noise of the crowd was over 131.35dB.

To give you some perspective on how loud that concert was, the World Health Organization recommends that you don’t hear a sound over 115 decibels for more than 28 seconds or you might have hearing problems in the future.

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