Sunday, June 23, 2013

"It's The Beatles !" Concert

We remain on December 07 1963 and The Beatles have completed their appearance for the BBC-TV television show "Juke Box Juty" (see previous post). The set is changed within half an hour and The Beatles put on a special concert for their Northern Fan club members (lucky them) at the same venue; namely the Empire Theatre in Liverpool. It's a hometown audience and there is both video and audio footage of the show.
The songs played for this special gig include the single "From Me To You" followed by the first song from the first LP: "I Saw Here Standing There". This is followed by the new song from the just-released second LP and should have been a single. Sung by Paul and entitled "All My Loving". A George Harrison vocal is next with another song from the new LP "Roll Over Beethoven" (A Chuck Berry cover). Once again the vocal goes to another member of the group, this time Ringo Starr with his cover of the song "Boys" from the first LP.
"Till There Was You" is up next, a cover sung by Paul and appearing on the new LP (at the time). The summer's hit single "She Loves You" is played next with vocal shared between John and Paul. The latest single is performed with the B-side played first "This Boy" and an amazing John vocal. This is followed by the A-side of the new single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" which is once again a shared vocal between John and Paul. The set winds down with the last song from the second LP "Money (That's What I Want)", a Barrett Strong cover that is followed by the last song from the first LP "Twist And Shout" which is the Isley Brothers cover (both latter songs sung mainly by John with backing from Paul and George). The Beatles end the show with an instrumental version of "From Me To You" consisting of the first line repeated over and over as the credits for the show are shown on the screen in front of a blown-up photo of the "With The Beatles" album cover (the half shadow faces taken by Robert Freeman).
The audio for the entire performance can be heard on the vinyl bootleg "Youngblood". I've also included footage of the lasts four tunes (including the instrumental) that I've attached a link to. Just for good measure, The Beatles ended up playing at the Liverpool Odeon later that night (two shows!!).

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