The Quarry Men enter the TV Star Search competition
Less than a month after their first live appearance, The Quarrymen entered ABC TV’s talent show TV Star Search, organised by “Mr Star Maker” Carroll Levis. More: Beatles Bible
One of the songs The Quarry Men performed:
Over 50 years ago, among the first talent to gain public consciousness through this new fangled media was Carroll Levis Discoveries (1957). Apart from setting a precedent as ITV’s talent show, it set a further one by having a Canadian presenter (a feat later repeated on Opportunity Knocks). Launched in 1957 it often topped the ratings, knocking Sunday Night at the London Palladium of its top spot. The programme had transferred over to television from radio and hitherto enjoyed proven success with the latter media form. UK Television Talent Shows Through the Ages: The Not So Perfect Ten1960:
Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral
The Silver Beetles’ second of six Thursday night shows at this venue in the Merseyside town of Neston. Each of the Institute concerts were organised by Allan Williams, and were promoted by Les Dodd’s Paramount Enterprises.Beatles Bible1961:
Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 1962:
Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
The Beatles’ 69th evening show at the Cavern Club took place on this date. It was a “Beatles Welcome Home Show” following their third Hamburg residency, which spanned seven weeks at the Star-Club in April and May. Beatles Bible
For the next 12 days the Cavern Club had The Beatles under exclusive contract. 1
More here: It was 50 years ago today
A letter sent to members of The Beatles Fan Club, in advance of the band's return:11963:
Performance at King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn, Lancashire
The last date in the Roy Orbison package tour begun in Slough on 18 May. 11964:
Live: Princess Theatre, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The Beatles gave two concerts at the Princess Theatre at 130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, in the Kowloon region of Hong Kong. The support act was The Maori Hi-Five.
“In Hong Kong, the paper said, ‘The Beatles fought a losing battle against the screams.’ Compared with other audiences, they were quiet.” John Lennon, 1964, Anthology
The venue held 1,700 seats, although neither concert was a sell-out. Beatlemania had reached Hong Kong, but the promoter’s decision to charge HK $75 – the equivalent to an average week’s wage at the time – meant many of The Beatles’ fans were unable to see them perform.
“Hong Kong was a slightly flat performance in a smallish place. They behaved themselves, and it looked like a khaki audience. We played, but I don’t think we enjoyed the show too much – although at least we could be heard.”
Paul McCartney, Anthology
The Beatles did no sightseeing during their stay in Hong Kong, believing the fans’ attentions may prove too dangerous. The following day they flew from Kai Tak airport to Sydney, Australia.
On 3 October 1970 the Princess Theatre was sold to a Hong Kong hotel group. It was closed in March 1973 and a hotel was built on the site. Beatles Bible
These pictures are from an earlier meeting with the presidents of the Hong Kong fan club. George seems to have brought the party down.Beatles Photo Blog
Meanwhile, back home…Mixing: A Hard Day’s Night, Things We Said Today1965:
The KRLA Beat
for this date featured many articles on The Beatles, including an exclusive preview of the soon to be released album “Beatles IV”.
Along with The Beatles there are articles on The Kinks, The Byrds and many more. Lots of fun to read!
Clicking here will download a PDF file of this paper to your computer:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/73027501/june_9_1965_KRLA%20beat.pdf1966:
Recording, mixing: Good Day Sunshine
The recording of Good Day Sunshine, which had begun on the previous day, was completed on this day during an afternoon session. More: Beatles Bible 1967:
Editing, mixing: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
The five discrete parts of You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) were edited together during this session into a single take. The final edit was numbered take 30, and consisted of take nine of part one, take 12 of part two, take four of part three, take six of part four, and take one of part five. All but the first part had been recorded in the previous day’s session. At the end of this session a rough mono mix was made so that acetate discs could be cut for reference. The final edit lasted 6’08″ and featured no vocals; these were added on 30 April 1969.Beatles Bible1968
: Kenny Everett's interview with the Beatles airs on the BBC. Some days in the Beatles lives
"With that done, John sat down "cross-legged on his amplifier", strumming a fretless guitar, and bantered amusingly with BBC Radio's Kenny Everett. When they had finished overdubbing, the other Beatles joined the fun, playing and singing impromptu jingles for Kenny. An abbreviated version of this recording, overlaid with sound effects, was heard on The Kenny Everett Show June 9th. A longer edit was released on a promotional Apple single, Una Sensazionale Intervista con I Beatles." Contra Band Music
The abbreviated version :
The long version:
Paul McCartney live at MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas
Sir Paul McCartney gave a private concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, for delegates attending the Hewlett-Packard Discover Americas trade conference at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. More: Beatles BibleBlackbird
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