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Re: Eight Days A Week
« Reply #140 on: September 19, 2016, 03:25:20 AM »

Then I said (in reference to the Beatles records and stuff being burned in the Deep South after the Jesus comment)...

I live in one of the cities that organized a Beatle Burn back in '66 - Waycross, Georgia (also the childhood home of Gram Parsons).  I learned about it many years ago while reading one of the Beatles-related books in my collection. The book had a photo or two of the event and was captioned something to the effect of "Fans burn records at radio station WAYX in Waycross, GA".  I lived in a nearby town at that time and was surprised to see Waycross connected to a moment in Beatles history - albeit, not a positive moment. Oddly enough, that station remained active well into the '80s if not the early '90s. There was a large open field beside the station and I always wondered if that's where the bonfire was held and if any remnants remained buried just beneath the surface. For years I thought about asking permission to dig around in that field but never actually followed-thru with it. Now it's covered with an apartment complex - but... the old radio station building serves as the management offices - so at least that part of the history remains.
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« Reply #141 on: September 19, 2016, 05:23:18 AM »

I live in one of the cities that organized a Beatle Burn back in '66 - Waycross, Georgia






These pictures make me feel queasy!
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« Reply #142 on: September 19, 2016, 11:58:03 AM »

poor, sad people, burned and destroyed incredible memories and memorabilia.   icon_good
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« Reply #143 on: September 19, 2016, 01:07:55 PM »

poor, sad people, burned and destroyed incredible memories and memorabilia.   icon_good

True, that. Ideological absurdity aside, think of the current market value of all that burned up stuff. I could retire.

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« Reply #144 on: September 19, 2016, 05:42:50 PM »

True, that. Ideological absurdity aside, think of the current market value of all that burned up stuff. I could retire.

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Yep.
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« Reply #145 on: September 19, 2016, 10:06:57 PM »

As long as we're being retrospective, I'd like to mention these two albums...









If you're lucky enough to find an early pressing of this one, when you peel off the cover you'll find the same cover underneath.
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« Reply #146 on: September 20, 2016, 12:39:45 AM »

^^^

There's just no telling how many of these future treasures were burnt or how many fingers were burnt attempting to burn them.   :'(
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« Reply #147 on: September 20, 2016, 10:14:48 PM »

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Yes, I remember the burnings in 1966.  He was misquoted by the press...








What he really said was that they were bigger than Rod...




Rod Stewart would not be big for another eight years.





He did apologize to God, Rod and the press...





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« Reply #148 on: September 20, 2016, 10:56:15 PM »

Did Eight Days A Week mention this at all?
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« Reply #149 on: September 21, 2016, 05:57:33 AM »

Did Eight Days A Week mention this at all?

No, but I think it might be in the Blu Ray bonus material.  ;)
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« Reply #150 on: September 21, 2016, 06:01:03 AM »

This gives a good description of what's in the deluxe edition.



'The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years' Available Now for Pre-Order
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« Reply #151 on: September 21, 2016, 06:29:23 AM »

Saw the film earlier this arve. Just...wonderful. The opening restored sound and color footage of She Loves You live in 1963 is worth the ticket itself!
Indeed. I thought the documentary was great. Full of personality and charm because it presented the Beatles as the Beatles. It was an enjoyable watch, but also quite sad at times. For me at least. That's the thing with nostalgia, I guess. Anyway, definitely a 5/5. Bring on the Blu-Ray release.
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« Reply #152 on: Yesterday at 03:30:32 PM »

Thank goodness the film has done so well - many theaters are extending the run and venues have also been added. That stroke of good fortune has allowed me to secure a ticket to ride to Jacksonville, Florida (Gator Bowl concert '64) this evening to see the film in all of its big-screen glory! It would be an understatement to exclaim how excited I am for this opportunity! Cheers!   ;D
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Re: Eight Days A Week
« Reply #153 on: Yesterday at 03:45:32 PM »





These pictures make me feel queasy!


Yep, those are the photos!  And look at John's grimaced expression in the bottom right hand corner of the second photo. Although in no way actually related to the bonfires of Beatles ephemera, I've always thought it to be so reflective of that moment - a pained expression of disappointment by a man who wanted to spread love for humanity but had unintentionally ignited such a maelstrom of hatred.
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« Reply #154 on: Yesterday at 04:06:58 PM »

Yep, those are the photos!  And look at John's grimaced expression in the bottom right hand corner of the second photo. Although in no way actually related to the bonfires of Beatles ephemera, I've always thought it to be so reflective of that moment - a pained expression of disappointment by a man who wanted to spread love for humanity but had unintentionally ignited such a maelstrom of hatred.

Wow, Fab, I didn't notice that. I just noticed that Ringo was gone! But you are right; that is interesting. I'm glad to hear you can see the film in the theater. Have a great time!
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« Reply #155 on: Today at 04:02:40 AM »

Did Eight Days A Week mention this at all?

Yes, there was a segment that focused upon it.
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« Reply #156 on: Today at 04:17:43 AM »

Just made it back from viewing the film. All I can say is if there is any way you can make it to a theater to see it for yourself it's a must. It was Fabulous! Oh, and sold out. Folks were being turned away even before the doors opened. The young man working the box office strongly resembled Sean Lennon - I took a photo and will upload it soon just to see what you all think about it. Anyway, back to the film, I thoroughly enjoyed it and so did the rest of the audience based upon their reactions during the film - laughing heartily, applauding, etc. - and statements afterward. All in all, it was a great experience and one I'm glad to have shared with fellow Beatlemaniacs.

The only thing I would have done differently is to have added John's famous "I'd like to thank you... and I hope we passed the audition" quip at the end of the Rooftop concert segment which ended the film.   
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Re: Eight Days A Week
« Reply #157 on: Today at 04:24:17 AM »

Yes, John's quip would have been a good way to end the film.

Thanks for the review.  I've got a feeling that Eight Days A Week will have an extended run in theaters.
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