Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Beatles Live In Los Angeles

The Beatles played one show at the Hollywood Bowl, L.A. California, USA on August 23 1964 during their North American tour.  It was decided at the time that the show would be professionally recorded and Capitol brought over a three track machine (?) to record the drums, bass, guitars and vocals by putting both the drums and bass on a single track, guitars on two and vocals on three.
This particular show has the same song order as the previous shows thereby as such "Twist and Shout/ You Can't Do That/ All My Loving/ She Loves You/ Things We Said today/ Roll Over Beethoven/ Can't Buy Me Love/ If I Fell/ I Want To Hold Your Hand (re-instated)/ Boys/ A Hard Day's Night/ Long Tall Sally".
The first song was released in mono and stereo with echo added (only the first minute or so) on the commercial terrible so-called "documentary" "The Beatles Story" Capitol 2-LP/ remastered CD (stereo only on CD). On side four (of the LP) you can hear the beginning of "Twist And Shout" before it fades.
There were acetates made of the entire show and it was mixed in stereo a month after the performance but was never released commercially until 1977 when EMI released "The Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl" - released on LP but as of this writing not yet available commercially on CD - which featured parts of the performance; namely "All My Loving", "She Loves You", "Things We Said Today", "Roll Over Beethoven" , "Boys" and "Long Tall Sally".
The entire show can be found on various bootleg LPs including "Shea, The Good Old Days", "Back in 1964 At The Hollywood Bowl"; and can be found with the entire intro and outro on such bootleg CDs such as "The Complete Hollywood Bowl Concerts 1964-1965" and "The Beatles At the Hollywood Bowl -The complete Shows" (on LP). I've included a Youtube clip of some of the show.


  1. Danny Boy O'DMay 10, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Any news to the rumor that Paul and Ringo will be teaming up at select dates this summer? The January appearance at the 2014 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles was truly a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles breakthrough in America. I hear that the Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band dates are ripe for such a reunion, particularly the July 11th, San Diego show at Humphrey’s as both musicians will be in the Southern California for an extended period of time.

  2. I"ve also heard the rumour but can't confirm it.