Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Beatles Live In Melbourne (Evening Show)

On June 17 1964, the second concert of the day was performed in Melbourne, Australia by The Beatles. This show was recorded at the Festival Hall and was the final performance in the city (a final six of six). Fortunately, this show was taped for broadcast and the sponsor was Shell oil, thereby this performance is also known in circles as "The Beatles Sing For Shell" and can be viewed in both audio and video form. In fact, portions of this performance have been commercially released on the "Anthology" DVDs including bits of "You Can't Do That", "All My Loving" and the intro to the latest single "Can't Buy Me Love".
The line up of hits performed on that evening are similar to the afte
rnoon show (still no vocal showcase for Ringo). This includes "I Saw Her Standing There"/ "You Cant' Do That"/ "All My Loving"/ "She Loves You"/ "Till There Was You"/ "Roll Over Beethoven"/ "Can't Buy Me Love"/ "This Boy""/ "Twist And Shout" and "Long Tall Sally". The show was eventually broadcast on television July 01 1964 on TCN Channel 09.
The audio portion of the concert can be heard on various bootlegs including the LP "Tour Years 1963-1966" as well as the "Candlestick Park/ Beatles Sing For Shell" vinyl LP. The audio can also be found on the bootleg CD "Live In Melbourne 1964 and Paris 1965" as well as the CD "All The Best From Australia".
I've included an edited version of the broadcast from the youtube channel below for your amusement.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Beatles Live In Melbourne (Afternoon show)

On June 17, 1964 The Beatles performed at the Festival Hall in Melbourne Australia. The Beatles ended up playing an afternoon show and an evening show for three nights and the last two shows have ended up being recorded for radio.
The tape for this afternoon show has been edited and fragments of the show have been released in various forms over the years. Ringo Starr is back on drums but due to his throat problems he does not sing. Jimmy Nicol has left the scene and basically vanished from this point on.
The songs performed are as follows: "I Saw Her Standing There", "You Can't Do That", "All My Loving", "She Loves You", "Till There was You", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Can't Buy Me Love", "This Boy" and "Twist And Shout" ("Long Tall Sally" is missing).
This show can be found on the bootleg album "Live In Melbourne, Autralia 7/16/64 (sic)" as well as the bootleg CD "All The Best From Australia" and "Australian Tour 1964".

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Beatles Live in Adelaide

On June 12 1964, The Beatles performed as part of their tour in the city of Adelaide, Australia. Once again Jimmy Nicol is on drums temporarily replacing Ringo for the first half of the tour. The Beatles set list for this concert performance is basically the same as the previous Copenhagen entry with the final song added:
They start off with "I Saw Her Standing There" from the first LP, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" which is the fifth single, "All My Loving" from the second LP, "She Loves You" which is the fourth single, "Till There Was You" also from the second LP, "Roll over Beethoven" featuring George on vocal, the current single at the time being "Cant' Buy Me Love", the B-side to the fifth single "This Boy", they conclude with two Rock and Roll covers: "Twist and Shout" and Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally".
The best way to hear this performance is on the bootleg LP and CD with the title: "300,000 Beatle Fans Can't Be Wrong".