I’ll be taking a short break from posting here over the Christmas Holiday period. Have a HAPPY HOLIDAYS. See in you back inÂ 2008.Â Â
Archive for December, 2007
Tuesday, 18th December, 1962 to Monday, 31st December, 1962 The Beatles returned to Hamburg, GermanyÂ for the fifth and final time for a 13 night engagement at The Star-Club. They would playe every night, except for Christmas Day, with their final perfomance on New Year’s Eve being taped for posterity. Recordings of this final Hamburg show [...]
Elvis covers Yesterday during rehersals in 1970. That lyric – “I’m not half the man I used to be,” never seemed more appropriate.
Monday, 17th December, 1962 The Beatles returned to the Granada TV studios in Manchester for their third appearence on People And Places. On this occasion the show is transmitted live between 6:35pm and 7:00pm, with the Fab Four performing Love Me Do and Twist And Shout for the cameras.
Sunday, 16th December, 1962 The Beatles played a night time gig at The Cavern
The A&E TV website lists “Paul McCartney: Live At Olympia” on its schedules for the upcoming week. The website describes the show as “They are known among fans as the “secret concerts.”Â In 2007, Sir Paul McCartney took his band to a few small select venues around the world to play the most intimate, raw, [...]
Saturday, 15th December, 1962 The Beatles perfomed two seperate shows in the same evening, both at the same venue, Â The Majestic Ballroom in Birkenhead. The evening started off with a regular Saturday night performance at the Majestic, then at midnight festivities started for the first Mersey Beat Poll Awards show. As winners, for the second [...]
In advance of his new album release, Ringo Starr sat down with Catherine Mayer of TIME Magazine to answer 10 questions sent in by fans. The questions ranged from “Â What are the odds that you and Paul McCartney will appear together onstage again?” to ” Are you still a mocker?” You can read all the [...]
Friday, 14th December, 1962 The Beatles played a gig for top promoter Lewis Buckley at the Music Hall on The Square in Shewsbury, a regular venue for Buckley’s acts.
The TIMES recently published a lengthy, and wide ranging, interview with Paul McCartney that looks back over the last year. I found his comments about his relationship with old label EMI very illuminating. During a 50-minute conversation, there is one word he uses more than any other. If, as GQ recently declared, Paul McCartney is [...]