The Beatles was an English rock band, active throughout the 1960s and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Formed in Liverpool, by 1962 the group consisted of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals). Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, the group later worked in many genres ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways. The nature of their enormous popularity, which first emerged as “Beatlemania,” transformed as their songwriting grew in sophistic...
#OTD 1967. Friday. 8pm-1am. Studio One, Abbey Road.
The Beatles and about 40 musicians in full evening dress (and novelty items), recording A Day In The Life.
John: "(There was a story in the newspaper) about 4,000 potholes in the streets of Blackburn, Lancashire. There was still one word missing in that verse when we came to record. I knew the line had to go: 'Now they know how many holes it takes to - something - the Albert Hall.' It was a nonsense verse, really, but for some reason I couldn't think of the verb. It was Terry (Doran) who said 'fill' the Albert Hall. And that was it. Perhaps I was looking for that word all the time, but couldn't put my tongue on it. Other people don't necessarily *give* you a word or a line, they just throw in the word you're looking for anyway." - Taken from The Beatles Anthology.
The Beatles - A Day In The Life
A Day in The Life The Beatles 1 Video Collection is Out Now. Get your copy here: http://thebeatles1.lnk.to/DeluxeBluRay “If you listen to my playing, I try t...
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#OTD 1964, Sunday. New York, New York.
The Beatles make their Ed Sullivan Show debut.
"We were aware that Ed Sullivan was the big one because we got a telegram from Elvis and the Colonel. And I've heard that while the show was on there were no reported crimes, or very few. When The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, even the criminals had a rest for ten minutes." - George (from The Beatles Anthology)
Do you remember watching it when it first aired?
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The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, 9th February 1964, performing "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
It's 9th February 1964. With George's bad throat now, thankfully, better; at 8pm on Sunday 9th February, 1964, the live broadcast of the first Ed Sullivan Sh...
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