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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pandemonium-Inducing Five-Song Set

Vince Calandra interview (talent Coordinator for Ed Sullivan Show)

The Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan Show 1964

On February 9th, 1964 ~ The Beatles performed in Washington 1964


A few behind the scenes moments in Manchester (1963)

Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein was the manager of The Beatles. Epstein paid for The Beatles to record a demo in Decca's studios, which Epstein later persuaded George Martin to listen to, as Decca was not interested in signing the band. Epstein was then offered a contract by Martin on behalf of EMI's small Parlophone label, even though they had previously been rejected by almost every other British record company. Martin later explained that Epstein's enthusiasm and his confidence that The Beatles would one day become internationally famous convinced him to sign them.  Epstein died of an accidental drug overdose at his home in London in August 1967...Read More

Abby Roads Studios

Sir George Henry Martin CBE (born 3 January 1926) is an English record producer, arranger, composer and musician. He is sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle"—a title that he owes to his work as producer of all but one of The Beatles' original albums.  He is considered one of the greatest record producers of all time, with 23 number one hits. After meeting with Brian Epstein on 9 May at the Abbey Road studios, Martin was impressed with Epstein's enthusiasm and agreed to sign the unknown Beatles to a recording contract without having met them or seen them play live...Read More

Sir George Martin

Martin's musical expertise helped fill the gaps between The Beatles' raw talent and the sound they wanted to achieve. 
Most of The Beatles' orchestral arrangements and instrumentation (as well as frequent keyboard parts on the early records) were written or performed by Martin in collaboration with the band...Read More

 United Artists Records, encouraged United Artists' film division to offer The Beatles a motion picture contract in the hope that it would lead to a record deal.[89] Directed by Richard Lester, A Hard Day's Night had the group's involvement for six weeks in March–April 1964 as they played themselves in a boisterous mock-documentary.[90] The film premiered in London and New York in July and August, respectively, and was an international success...Read More

Above is movie clip of A Hard Days Night 1964

The Beatles' second film, Help!, again directed by Lester, was released in July. Described as "mainly a relentless spoof of Bond",[102] it inspired a mixed response among both reviewers and the band. McCartney said, "Help! was great but it wasn't our film—we were sort of guest stars. It was fun, but basically, as an idea for a film, it was a bit wrong...Read More

Above is the full movie of Help!

Clips of Yellow Submarine 1968

September 1965 saw the release of The Beatles cartoon in the US which aired thru 1969. See More Episodes

The Beatles performing Get Back on Apple HQ rooftop

Here Comes the Sun

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Stand by Me John Lennon

Maybe I'm Amazed Paul McCartney & Wings

While my Guitar gently Weeps George Harrison

The Beatles Anthology
The series, which was made over five years of planning and production, is composed of numerous film clips and interviews that present a complete history of the band from the Beatles' own personal perspectives. The series was later released on VHS, laserdisc and as a boxed set of five DVDs.
DVD 1 Episodes 1 & 2 (July '40 to February '64)
DVD 2 Episodes 3 & 4 (February '64 to August '65)
DVD 3 Episodes 5 & 6 (August '65 to June '67)
DVD 4 Episodes 7 & 8 (June '67 to The End)
DVD 5 Special Features

The Beatles Anthology is the name of a documentary series, a set of three double albums and a book focusing on the history of The Beatles. Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all participated in the making and approval of the works, which are sometimes referred to collectively as the Anthology project.

Above is a very small sample ~ The Beatles Anthology is available at Amazon

George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

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