It was 50 years ago today that the Beatles played their first concert in Boston before about 14,000 at the old Boston Garden (tickets were $4.50). It would turn out to be one of only two shows the Fab Four performed in the city; the second was at Suffolk Downs shortly before they stopped touring in late 1966.
Prior to that first concert, the group stayed at a hotel connected to the Garden called the Madison, which was duly infiltrated by hundreds of screaming fans. It was also there that the Beatles held court during a press conference on Sept. 12, 1964 (YouTube-d above), initially speaking in Southern accents as they'd just arrived from a gig at the Gator Bowl in Florida.
According to a UPI report, the Madison stopped accepting guests in 1976, "but its imposing presence was a constant reminder of the days when trains brought visitors from all corners of the country to North Station, which was connected to the Madison by a walkway."
A "perfect implosion" made quick work of that, reducing the half-century-old Art Deco inn to a heap of rubble in May 1983 (as you can see from the YouTube below). It was replaced by the Tip O'Neill Federal Building.