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May 08, 2014
Please accept my condolence and heartfelt prayers for the loss of Sid. When someone we love dies naturally we look for comfort, (2 Cor.1:3) says that God is the God of all comfort. It is my hope all of you will find encouragement knowing also that our loving Creator comfort all who mourns the loss of their love ones (Isaiah 61:1, 2).
March 03, 2014
Sid, all I can say is...I love you "Kiddo!"
February 12, 2014
Thank you for all you have done, You have given hope to more people than could ever be imagined. Once again, thank you!
January 21, 2014
Sid was an extremely brilliant and kind man. He was my mentor in many ways. A man who was always willing to share knowledge, and always expressed kind and sincere wishes to those seeking his guidance. His insight into what was prevalent to the music business has made history. His gentle nature and soft-spoken voice has touched countless lives. He will be greatly missed. Blessings to Sid and to his family.

- Ben Cancemi, New York, NY
November 13, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
August 30, 2013
Thanks to Sid also for bringing The Rascals to us. What a great contribution to the arts with all the bands he mentored.
August 26, 2013
Dear Sid,

I remember your kindness when we chatted about our kids and about entertainment events when we were fellow PS 6 Kid's parents. It seems like weeks - not years - ago. You may have have parked your car for the last time; but I sense your presence is alive and well. Your contributions will live on.
August 26, 2013
Dear Sid, I did not know you well. I did not know you as a famous music promoter. Well, you were but I did not know you for that accomplishment. I knew you back in the 1960's as just a kind man. I knew you as that guy from New York that married my high school sweetheart's older sister, Gerry. You were always friendly, kind, and generous to me. I remember one time crashing your rental car in Malibu and you were so kind and understanding to a very scared teenager….me. When I babysat your young son Adam while you, Gerry, Joe, and Kathy had a night out on the town in Hollywood, you paid me way too much when I had said my best friend and I would babysit for free. You will be missed by a lot of folks for many reasons. I will always remember you as that really nice guy from New York. I know Kathy and Joe have met you in heaven and are showing you around. Peace.
August 24, 2013
He lived a full life and brought joy to many. Let the Almighty God grant you peace and comfort during these difficult days. Romans 15:33
August 23, 2013
I will celebrate your life!
August 23, 2013
Sid, I will miss your smiling face and friendly words on the hill. You will always be there in spirit! Yes, you were a great and visionary music promoter, but I knew you as something much more important, A GREAT PERSON.
August 23, 2013
Sid you will be missed dearly. You changed so many lives and brought so much to the music industry. I am honored to say I know you. You will be forever in my heart and I will treasure all the photos I have of you and Walter (Marty)in the park with David. I will miss your always smiling face. My sincere condolences to the Bernstein family.
August 23, 2013
We were blessed and honored to have met Sid Bernstein in 2006. He & Joseph Gargano helped promote Myles Mancuso (guitarist, songwriter and pianist) when he was only 12 years old. He was an incredible man with a big heart. He loved people and you could tell that he was so kind to not only us but everyone he came in contact with. The world and music industry is a better place because of Sid. He will be sorely missed and deepest sympathies to his beloved wife and family. Love and thanks Sid ~ RIP. The Mancusos, Nick Becky and Myles ?
August 23, 2013
Obedient humans will soon receive the full benefit of Jesus' ransom sacrifice.
This will occur under the rule of the Kingdom for which the upright have long prayed, saying:
“Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your kingdom come.
Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.” (Matthew 6:9, 10)
~Celena Simmons~
August 23, 2013
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. My sincere condolences to his family. I feel honored to have known him. He was a genuinely nice man.
August 23, 2013
we have lost a real Mensch
August 23, 2013
Hello Sid's Family,
Though Sid affected my life for many years, I met him just recently several years ago at the Fest for Beatles Fans in NJ/NY. What a kind, gentle man who captivated all of us with his dignity and heart.
The little girl in me thanks Sid with all my heart for the chance
(twice!) to see the Beatles at Shea Stadium.
A claim to fame not only for Sid, but for all of us who experienced the magic together. And magic that will last, I am sure eternally. The memories are blessings!
August 23, 2013
My deepest condolences to the Bernstein family,may almighty God spirit give you the needed courage and strength as you face the coming days.
August 23, 2013
Sid was both a dear friend. as well a close associate of mine for over 40 years. He once told me, that this was a crazy industry but once you hit it big you could go far! And he sure it big, and I will always remember him as a gentleman in the highest degree.
Sid once introduced me to John Lennon, and that was another thrill in my life.

Sid was a major force in this business, and when he talked people stopped to hear him out. He will be missed greatly, and there will never be another man like him ever again. He was the Walt Disney of our industry, and he could never be replaced..who could top his multi-talents?
August 23, 2013
Thanks Sid for being a visionary, for having the drive and determination which helped to create an unparalleled phenom called Beatlemania. You saw in them what few did. Sincerest prayers and thoughts to one and all.
August 23, 2013
During most of 1977 Sid was my partner in the management
of a boogie woogie and blues/ cabaret act called Stormin' Norman and Suzy. Working with Sid was a privilege. I was so proud that he agreed to join me in that business venture. I was honored to work with him.
He was unlike most others I had met in the business. He was sweet, he had vision, intellect, and he was a mensch.
I met his wife Gerry, and she was superb. What a wonderful couple they were. I hadn't seen Sid for over 25 years until five or six years ago when I visited Sid and Gerry. i saw them several times at their apartment when I came to Manhattan. I was so happy to see Sid still greatly engaged in life and the life of show business that he loved so much. He lived a great life--- a legendary one.
Anyone who loves the business of show business, should read his book, Not Just the Beatles!
It's lovely and it's thrilling with a tinge of regret.
Sid, I love you.
August 22, 2013
Thank you, Sid, for some very special memories that will never be forgotten.
August 22, 2013
Our deepest condolences to the family of Sid Bernstein, RIP

Robert, Sonia and Joel Rosenberg
August 22, 2013
It was my great privilege to have met and gotten to know Sid Bernstein over the last few decades. From book signing events to Beatlefests to sing-alongs at Strawberry Fields to concerts by numerous artists, some famous and some not, I would frequently see Sid. Whenever he saw me, his face would light up. At one show, he even asked his assistant to bring him closer to me. Needles to say, I was flattered. He was arguably one of the most important manager/ promoters in the history of popular music, and yet he was also one of the sweetest , kindest people that you would ever meet in your life. I would say that that is an extremely rare combination of traits to be found within the same individual.
August 22, 2013
Mr. Bernstein you have left a legacy with us all to remember. My very deepest condolences to the family..................
August 22, 2013
To know him was to love him.
Rest in peace, dear Sid.
August 22, 2013
We had the honor of seeing Sid at the Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago. He could not have been more gracious. What came across was his affection for the Beatles and all the other artists he represented. The audience listened with respectful silence as he told stories that were filled with reverence and love. He will be missed but the memories of his visit will live on. Rest In Peace Mr. Bernstein.
August 22, 2013
Thank you isn't enough; you changed my life. I was 16 and had just lost my mother. If it weren't for the Beatles and people like you I never would have made it through that time.
August 22, 2013
I met Sid Bernstein at the NJ Beatles fest 8 or 9 years ago. He couldn't have been more pleasant. It was a thrill to meet the man who brought The Beatles to Shea back in 1965, especially since I was lucky enough to attend that historic concert. Thank you for your vision Mr. Bernstein, and may you rest in peace.
August 22, 2013
Sid was always a positive force. I am so glad that I got to know him and so honored that I could call him my friend. I will miss you and our chats. You are one special human being and you will be missed! I love you Sid.
August 22, 2013
Sid Bernstein, I first met you through the publicist you hired for that historical Beatles tour, Charlie Comer. To witness you two giants talk biz of how you two were able to survive extraordinary circumstances was amazing to hear. According to Charlie, I looked like a deer caught in the headlights! You taught the hustle and bustle, cut-throat world of music how to maintain one's dignity, respect for others, respect for self, never lose focus of family, keep having fun! You shared your heart so easily. What a gift. We are all blessed because of you teaching us to always enjoy the moment. Blessings to your beautiful, loving family.
August 22, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
August 22, 2013
I remember Sid from the Atrium Club in NYC...he was a friend of my late husband Lester and me! RIP
August 22, 2013
The last place I saw Sid Bernstein, he was standing alone, unrecognized by the gathering hundreds of people who were drawn to the Central Park Bandshell, the late afternoon of December 9, 1980. A group of inventive fans had removed the panel from a lamp post and plugged in their instruments and amps to sing their homage of sorrow. The music continued as the winter sun was setting, and the Mall filled with hundreds more. Suddenly, the sky opened as if a giant with a down-filled pillow had decided to cover an acre of land with a swirling blizzard of fluffy white, angels' wings feathers on the mourning children below.
The Fagin-gloved players played on and the voices which fill Strawberry Fields in today's generation continued.
The blizzard lasted two or three minutes and was gone.
I turned and headed north to the 72nd Street roadway.

There, standing unrecognized by the gathered mourners, was a solo figure: Sid Bernstein.
I was a "youngster" in the music business, but we recognized each other. I stood with him for a while, both maintaining silence. We nodded, shook hands and I left, glad to know that I had shared a miraculous "witnessing" with someone who understood the miraculous miracle that John had shared with us.

Sid was a mensch of mensches in a business filled with mamzas.

Send our love, you will be missed.

Paula Ballan
August 22, 2013
What I remember most was the big smile he had whenever I ran into him on the street! He had a way of making you feel that he was really glad to see you.
August 22, 2013
Everyone Loved Sid and so did I. We met early on; his father was our family tailor on Tremont Avenue. When I was a teenager Sid took me to concerts at Lewisohn Statdium and then for an egg cream on 41st and Seventh. He was always kind, sweet and a one of a kind idealist and pop music lover. Somewhere in heaven he will be putting "i'm a Billy Fields Fan" stickers on lampposts. Rest in Peace and condolences to your beautiful family.
August 22, 2013
As John Lennon said.... " Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans ". Thanks, Sid. Sal Colombo
August 22, 2013
Thank you for bringing us the Beatles. Your vision helped the '60's make the impact that it did. Condolences to your family, friends, colleagues and admirers.
August 22, 2013
I've met him twice at celebrity events. He was a nice man and I'm sorry to hear of his passing.
August 22, 2013
Dear Bernstein family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you Cherish the memories and draw near to God.
Psalm 73:28
August 22, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Grief can be so hard but our special memories help us cope. May the God of comfort be with all of you as you cope with such a loss. 2Cor 1:4
August 22, 2013
without Sid bringing the Beatles to Carnegie hall we wouldn't know much about how great they were. Sid will be remembered always. God bless your family at this sad time.
August 21, 2013
Sid brought so much joy to so many in this world. Sid could often be found on "The Hill" with his close friend, David Ippolito, "that Guitarman from Central Park" who never missed an opportunity to bestow well deserved honors on Sid. May Sid's memory be a blessing. We have lost a legend...
August 21, 2013
Danny and I had the pleasure of meeting Sid at his apartment a few years ago. He made us feel as though we were old friends and shared many stories with us. He was a visionary! Our deepest sympathy to his family.
August 21, 2013
Thanks for the great memories, Mr. Bernstein. Rest in Peace.
August 21, 2013
Though history will remember Sid Bernstein as the innovative promoter who brought The Beatles to the USA, I among many thousands will always think of him asthe devoted friend that he was who always had time and made time for everyone. he was a Prince among men, and in the truest sense of the word a "mensch". Sincere condolences to his family.
August 21, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family of Sid Bernstein. I owned Mercury Artists in New York in the 1950's where Sid worked as an agent, and it was always a pleasure to see his smiling face in the office. I followed his career throughout the years, and was so proud of his success.
Leonard Green
Palm Desert, CA
August 21, 2013
Rest in Peace
August 21, 2013
To Sid's family: Though history will remember him as the man who brought the Beatles to America, legions of lifelong friends (including myself) will always remember him as a devoted and loving friend who always had time for everyone. When all is said and done, your dad was a Prince among men, a "mensch". he will be sorely missed.
With love, Shelley Ackerman
August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the family members of Sid Bernstein. May the family be comforted by the psalmists words at Psalms 23:1-6.
August 21, 2013
August 21, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 21, 2013
My sincere sympathy to the family of Sid Bernstein, what a character. I met him in the elevator(with the Cake Boss) at the NJ Hall of Fame 2010. I will never forget that huge smile when he said "You're looking pretty good Honey". Bless him for all he did,He had a good run. Enjoy your reward Sid.
Sandra Oshetsky
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