DENVER -- It happened one night 40 years ago, but theres still enough mania for the Beatles visit to Denver that the Brown Palace, which hosted the Fab Four, rolled out a package featuring mementos of the bands 1964 tour.

Tom Baines, who still works as a server at the hotels Ship Tavern restaurant, remembers the event.

Their visit spurred teenage girls to offer me money for the pen they used to sign their room service ticket or anything else they touched after I delivered grilled cheese sandwiches and chips to them in their suite, he said.

Clients who stay at the Brown Palace through the end of the year can relive the night, Aug. 26, 1964, when the Beatles played a concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver and slept in a two-bedroom suite, since renamed the Beatles Suite, at the Brown Palace.

The hotels Beatlemania plan is offered at $189 for two per night, valid Thursdays through Sundays until Dec. 30.

It includes a replica of the Red Rocks concert ticket, which can be used for a grilled cheese sandwich and English chips lunch for two (the same lunch the Beatles had) and a souvenir photo of Ringo Starr exiting the limousine when the band arrived.

The hotel is also offering a themed Beatles meetings package for those booking meetings at the Brown Palace in 2004.

For more information, call the hotel at (303) 297-3111 or visit

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