The Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group with Ritchie Starkey on drums perfomed at the Wilson Hall, Speke Rd., Garston, Liverpool. 1960:
Performance at Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh, Aberdeen
The Silver Beetles had a day off on 22 May from their Scottish tour with Johnny Gentle, but continued the following day with a performance in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. On the journey to Dalrymple Hall the driver Gerry Scott asked Johnny Gentle to take the wheel. Gentle crashed the small van into another car. Drummer Tommy Moore suffered concussion and loosened teeth when the group's equipment landed on him. While Moore was being treated in hospital, John Lennon and the promoter from Dalrymple Hall arrived and marched him to the venue. The heavily-sedated Moore duly played the concert, despite having little idea where he was.
“We did OK on that tour, playing church halls all over Scotland, places like Fraserburgh. It was great - we felt very professional. But we were endlessly on the phone to Larry Parnes's office, complaining that the money hadn't arrived. Years later I said this on a radio programme and Larry threatened to sue me, because his aunties had got onto him: 'Larry, you didn't pay those nice Beatle boys.' That was a true shame in his book.” Paul McCartney
Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 1962:
Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany.1963:
Performance at the Odeon Cinema, Nottingham, Notts (Roy Orbison Tour)
Police Officer Peter Gibson of the Nottingham City Police Force was assigned to guard the Beatles dressing room. He retired in 1990 after 35 years of service to the force. He chatted about that day:http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/beatles/beatles-nottingham2.shtml
On Saturday, May 18, 1963, The Beatles embarked on their third nationwide tour of Britain, supporting American singer-songwriter and rock pioneer Roy Orbison. Though Orbison began the tour as headliner, audience demand quickly necessitated a change in billing and The Beatles assumed the top spot. By the time the tour ended on June 9, 1963, the band had played twenty dates with Orbison, who The Beatles idolized immensely. On the sixth night of the tour — May 23, 1963 — they played the Odeon Cinema on Angel Row in Nottingham. A page from this autograph book, still intact, was fully signed by all four Beatles that evening. While they signed numerous autograph books for fans in 1963, few have exhibited the kind of content showcased here.
©Frank Caiazzo, Beatles Autographs1964:
“Can’t Buy Me Love” was in Billboard’s Top 30 for the 8th week.1965:
Brian appeared on ABC TV’s live program “The Eamonn Andrews Show”, where he revealed that his greatest ambition was acting.1968:
Television: Omnibus - All My Loving
In the spring of 1968 an edition of the BBC television series Omnibus was made about the British rock scene. On this day The Beatles appeared in a short sequence for the programme.
In a control room at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr appeared in separate interviews. In his excerpt McCartney stated that "Pop music is the classical music of now," and paradoxically complained that some people over analysed The Beatles' music..
Also interviewed, at different times and locations, were George Martin, the new Apple press officer Derek Taylor, and George Harrison’s mother Louise, while small snippets of archive material that made their way into the finished production included news footage of the Beatles in Rishikesh, an interview with the Maharishi, Beatlemania scenes circa 1964, John and Paul on the Tonight Show on 14 May, and a few mute extracts from the Lady Madonna
promo filming on 11 February. The Complete Beatles Chronicle
, Mark Lewisohn, page 283
This chat with Paul McCartney appears in the program 'All My Loving - A Film of Pop Music,' directed by Tony Palmer. At the time of its airing, this 1968 BBC documentary was both highly-acclaimed and controversial. It captured the changing attitudes of the late sixties by mixing graphic news footage of police brutality and the Vietnam War with the rock music of times. Heavily interspersed throughout are interviews with many of 1968's more influential rock stars. Also appearing in this made-for-TV film were Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Burdon and others. Tony Palmer spoke with Paul in an interview that was filmed on May 23rd 1968. The documentary was telecast on BBC television on November 3rd. As the interview segment begins, the film has drawn a comparison between the growing seriousness of rock 'n' roll and other styles of music which in the past had been taken more seriously, such as opera and the classics. - Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org
A preview of the film, which is available on DVD:
Apple Tailoring opens in London
The full name of Apple's second boutique store was Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical). It was situated at 161 King's Road, and was run by 25-year-old Australian designer John Crittle.
“The Beatles' dress sense is quieting down now, like everyone else. They all went mad last year, but now they're all coming back to a normal way of life. We won't get teenyboppers here, because prices will be too high for them. We're pushing velvet jackets and the regency look, although The Beatles put forward plenty of suggestions. They have pretty far ahead ideas, actually. We're catering mainly for pop groups, personalities, and turned-on swingers. The teenagers seem too frightened to come in, even though they know this is The Beatles' place. Maybe it's because the place is too elegant and too expensive.” John Crittle
The premises were shared with another clothing company, Dandy Fashions (sometimes spelt Dandie), which had opened in 1966. Apple Corps' Neil Aspinall and company accountant Stephen Maltz became directors of Dandy as part of its transformation into Apple Tailoring. The basement also housed a hairdressing salon financed by Apple and run by Leslie Cavendish, The Beatles' hair stylist. Apple Tailoring lasted longer than the Baker Street boutique, but it too closed in 1968. The Beatles decided to withdraw from high street commerce and gave the business and all stock to Crittle.
The Beatles’ “Let it Be” single was in Billboard’s Top 30 for the 11th week while John Lennon’s “Live Peace in Toronto” was in its 20th week there.