MUSCLE SHOALS connection with the first US BEATLES show
Fantastic article in the Washington Post about the Muscle Shoals musicians who backed the Beatles’ openers. Click here.
It will fascinate you, if only for their connections to Elvis, the dilemma of going back to work or to the British embassy, or the question of whether John would’ve kissed their boots.
Beatlemania Now! performing 3-part harmonies on This Boy at the Yesterday and Today concert for the 50th anniversary of the first US Beatles show.
50 years ago tonight, the BEATLES played their first US show.
Tonight in Washington, a tribute concert is going to be held in the same exact venue, where a tribute band will go on at the same exact time, and play the same exact set the Fab Four did.
ED SULLIVAN SHOW BACKDROP SIGNED BY THE BEATLES TO BE AUCTIONED OFF
The story of how it happened is here.
The Second Disc has an in-depth review of the new Beatles box set of their U.S. albums. Click here.
John Lennon categorically stated: “I and the three other former Beatles have plans to stage a reunion concert,” in an Apple Corps deposition regarding action taken against the producers of Beatlemania!
Was John Lennon planning a massive Double Fantasy tour for 1981?
This article at Total Production International sheds some light on what might have been. It will fascinate you.
Great story on DC’s original visit from the Beatles: "We always tried to get out of these crap things," like visiting the British Embassy! Click here for the story.
While the BEATLES make LOVE,
the RUTLES want LUNCH.
This limited production ran February 29-31, 2010.
In Washington DC, on February 11, 2014 at 8:31pm… in the same exact venue on the same exact night and time, a BEATLES tribute band is going to re-create the band’s first ever US concert, down to the exact songs played (and a bit more to fill out the show). It will be the 50th anniversary of the original show.
Tickets are now available for the show at the Washington Coliseum / Uline Auditorium, which functions mostly today as a parking garage.
Enjoy Harry Nilsson’s inventive and original cover medley of The Beatles’ You Can’t Do That circa 1967.
On the occasion of today’s release of LIVE AT THE BBC VOL. 2, Mojo magazine has a look at a book of photographs taken by Ringo.
Rolling Stone has a preview of a new book, Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau. It will fascinate you.
Note Paul McCartney’s missing head on the Abbey Road billboard. Capitol was going to replace it after it was stolen, but then decided it played well with the “Paul Is Dead” hype.
(Source: Rolling Stone)
50 years ago today, the Beatles’ first album, “Please Please Me,” debuted in the U.K..Though it wouldn’t be for another year until the Fab Four visited America, Beatlemania had already struck in England, as Paul, John, George and Ringo were on their way to becoming household names.
HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY, GEORGE. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC.