Saturday, August 24, 2013

Val Parnell's Sunday Night At The London Palladium Two

A second appearance by the Fabs happened on January 12 1964 when they played at the end of the popular Variety show for the ATV UK network program entitled "Val Parnell's Sunday Night At The London Palladium". This second appearance let the Beatles perform a five song set. There is no visual record of the performance at this date of writing, but there is some audio available for all of us to hear.
The Beatles perform four songs from the current single and LP and one song from the first LP. The single is played first - both the A side and B side in order - "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "This Boy" are both original compositions written by Lennon/McCartney. The vocals are shared by John and Paul for the first tune and the second tune features mainly the vocals of John Lennon and backing from Paul and George.
Next up is the Lennon/McCartney composition "All My Loving" which features Paul's vocal and Paul and George sharing the last verse in harmony. The last song from the second LP is played which is a cover version of Barret Strong's Tamla/Motown tune "Money (That's What I Want)" followed by the last song from the first LP which is also a cover of a Tamla/Motown tune originally done by the Isley Brothers entitled "Twist and Shout". Both of the latter songs are vocalized by John with Paul and George backing.
This set of songs can be found on the bootleg LP "London Palladium" and can also be found on the bootleg CD entitled "Mythology, Volume 1".

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