Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Paperback Writer

Studio version - Intertel

Chiswick Park version

Another studio version. Vocals only. And the occasional cough.

Top Of The Pops 1966. Their only Top Of The Pops appearance in person. The BBC tape was wiped in the seventies. Recreation by way of still photos.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Sunday, 25 May 2014

John Lennon & Yoko Ono interview at Twickenham (1969)

John Lennon & Yoko Ono seemingly intoxicated during an interview which they gave at the break of filming and recording Let it Be album and film at Twickenham Film Studios, January 14, 1969.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Beatles and animation

Ten animated films or videos with a Beatles theme, some made by professionals - others by fans. Enjoy!

Cartoon series: Pinky and the Brain meet the Beatles.

Animation for the song "Blackbird", shown on a big screen during the "In My Life" Beatles Tribute/Theater show.  Made by Thayer DeMay.

Eleanor Rigby - first prize in a Beatles RockBand competition in Mexico. Made by Ginilla Chacon.

Beatles Get Back animation, made by beavis 6111.

I'm Looking Through You by Nick Cross

Please Mr. Postman by Melisa Ciputra. Kinetic Typography Animation, done in After Effect CS5.

Nowhere Man by stelos485.

Clematoon video of Octopus' Garden, Visit www.Clematoons.com

The official animated flash video for Come Together, made to promote the "1" album in 2000.

My favourite: created by HotDiggedyDemon in Flash, an interpretation of Maxwell's Silver Hammer.

The official animated flash video for I Feel Fine, made to promote the "1" album in 2000.

The official animated opening video for The Beatles Rockband, made by Quentin Vien for CreativeStation.

I'm not sure if this is the official animated flash video for Tomorrow Never Knows, made to promote the "1" album in 2000, but I remember it was made some time around then.

Seventies Super8 Film - Taxman by Paul Erlandson

Peter Sellers - She loves you. An animated tribute to Peter Sellers by Meliss, for Blowtoons.com.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Beatles Go Dutch 1964 Vol. 9

Highlights from June 3-7, 1964: London, Denmark, Holland and back in London.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

John and Yoko on the Dick Cavett Show (May 11, 1972)

Also appearing: a Shirley MacLaine who has no belief in spirits and paranormal things.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

A Hard Day's Night - official

The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night - Digitally Restored & Available Now on iTunes in USA and Canada.

John Lennon - Behind The Music

A VH1 series. This episode chronicles the years John Lennon took for himself and his family, as well as the final months that marked his triumphant return to rock and roll. Available for viewing within the USA here, universally available here.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Paul McCartney Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2001

The 8th Nobel Peace Prize Concert was held in Oslo on 11 December 2001 in honor of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2001, the United Nations (U.N.) and Kofi Annan. The Concert was hosted by Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson. George Harrison passed away on November 29, a fortnight before the concert, and this was Paul McCartney's first public appearance after that. He dedicated his songs to his friend, George.

The all-star band on stage at the end included Norwegian band, A-ha. I had the pleasure of attending this concert.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Beatles Live In Chicago 1964

All available footage of The Beatles live in Chicago 1964 Upgraded.
Sources of Footage:
0:18 - 16mm B&W Film By WGN 2 Sources (Newsreels)
4:34 - 16mm B&W Film By Barbre Productions
8:01 - 8mm Color By Bill Diehl (Before The Concert)
9:09 - The Concert
13:15 - 8mm Color By an Amateur Fan (Actual Concert Audio)

Saturday, 17 May 2014

The Beatles: Minnesota Mania (Full Documentary)

A documentary made in 1965. This is a interesting U.S. documentary because it shows how The Beatles came to fame along with some cool newsreels, press conferences, and interviews with fans who were at the concerts.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Paul McCartney: "Appreciate" music video

Paul introduces his new friend, "Newman"
We have no idea where he finds the time, but here's a new music video from Paul McCartney, for the song "Appreciate" off the "New" album.

First U.S. Broadcast?

Recording from late February, 1963 of "The Dick Biondi Show™", WLS in Chicago.
Recorded on a home recorder directly off a live radio broadcast approximately 750 miles from the broadcast station in the state of Delaware, on a Fisher console reel to reel recorder.
The announcement of the Beatles record, "Please Please Me" appears at 5:56 into the video.
Earlier in the segment, the radio show contains a teaser spot for the Hitchcock film "The Birds", which was released on March 28, 1963.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Interior decoration

Johnny Jones takes you on a tour of his Lakewood home, completely remodeled to show off his impressive collection of pop culture artifacts and love of the Beatles.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Intertel promo: Help!

The Beatles' "Help!" promo film, without those annoying logos. Due out on DVD in October? We shall see...

Colour photo taken during the shooting of the promo film for "Help!"

Thank You Girl in Blackpool

Footage of the Beatles at the ABC Cinema in Blackpool, with a live version of "Thank You Girl" as soundtrack.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

McCartney: Opening film

This is the film that is being shown at the start of each Paul McCartney concert.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

A little touch of Cilla in the night

Paul is near the beginning and a bit of Ringo near the end, for the skippers among you!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

George Martin plays with multitracks

George Martin shows Brian Wilson how to mix "God Only Knows".

"A Day In The Life".

George Martin's piano solo for "Lovely Rita" recreated.

Paul, Ringo, and George Martin Highlights from the documentary "Produced by George Martin" courtesy of Grounded Productions/BBC Arena. Features a Christmas Beatles fan club record outtake!

Discovering the "lost" guitar solo from "Here Comes The Sun".

Friday, 2 May 2014

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A playlist of Beatles related videos from the official Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum YouTube channel. Starting with the Beatles' induction in 1988. A bit over an hour, all in all.
  1. 1988 Mick Jagger inducts The Beatles 4:02
  2. 1988 George and Ringo and Lennon's heirs accept award on behalf of the Beatles 7:05
  3. 1988 All stars with Ringo and George - "I Saw Her Standing There" 2:56
  4. 1988 All stars with Ringo and George - "All Along The Watchtower" - as above 6:52
  5. 1994 Paul McCartney inducts John Lennon 8:16
  6. 1994 Yoko Ono accepts John Lennon's award 1:10
  7. 1999 Neil Young inducts Paul McCartney 5:55
  8. 1999 Paul McCartney and all stars perform "Let It Be" 5:22
  9. 1999 Paul McCartney and all stars perform "Blue Suede Shoes" 2:32
  10. 1999 Paul McCartney and all stars perform "What'd I Say" 4:52
  11. 2004 Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne induct George Harrison 4:45
  12. 2004 Olivia and Dhani Harrison accept award for George 3:35
  13. 2004 All star band of 2004 performs "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" 6:16
Note: items # 4, 9 and 10 are from other uploaders, so they may disappear again. In 2014, Brian Epstein was inducted, but there's no official footage published yet. So how about Ringo?