Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride)

On May 26 1965, The Beatles recorded their last performance of live music for the BBC radio. The title of the show was "The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride)" which was an attempt at an original title and was based on the fact that their latest title was also "Ticket To Ride".
The show was recorded at Studio One/ BBC Piccadilly Studios in London and the host for the show was Denny Piercy. The music featured was from the upcoming LP "Help!" as well as some tracks from the "Beatles For Sale" LP and the b-side of the previous single as well as the latest single.
The first song performed was the latest single A-side "Ticket To Ride" in an edited form as the introduction to the show was voiced over. This was followed by George singing the Carl Perkins classic "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" from the "Beatles For Sale" (UK) and/or "Beatles '65" LP (North America). The next song performed is written mainly and sung by John entitled "I'm A Loser" which was also featured on the above two mentioned LPs. The highlight of the show in my opinion is a smoking version of the "Help" album track "The Night Before" written mainly and sung by Paul. This also include the electric keyboard that is heard on the commercial version. An awesome track.
Ringo gets in on the action with his version of Carl Perkin's "Honey Don't". This is followed by a cover of "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" which is sung by John and again features not only the line up of guitars, bass and drums but also has the keyboard thrown in. The previous single B-side from the "Beatles For Sale" sessions is performed as the guise "She's A Woman" - an amazing performance with Paul on vocal for this one. The Beatles end the show with a reprise of the latest single at that time - "Ticket To Ride" - this time in full.
The entire show can be found on the bootleg LP "The Beatles At the Beeb Volume Thirteen" as well as on the box set from Great Dane entitled "The complete BBC Sessions" - disc 09, number 09, number 09.
Commercially, both "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" and "Ticket To Ride" were included on the Apple 2-CD/2-LP and 3-LP re-issue.

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