Sid Bernstein, the New York-based concert promoter who booked the Beatles into Carnegie Hall in February 1964 and for two big concerts at Shea Stadium in the summers of ’65 and ’66, died three days ago at age 95. As far as I’ve read or heard Bernstein was known as a smooth, soft-spoken gentleman and a man of honor. There was another New York-based hustler of the Hebrew persuasion who was heavily involved with the Beatles — his rep was a little more mixed.