Proximus (ex Belgacom) met la merde dans les blogs. Alors, qu'ils aillent au diable vau-vert ! Le présent aura 10 ans le 1er mai 2016 et se terminera à cette date-là. I am quite sorry to close my blog for a long, long time due to poximus bullshit ! It is quite to be furious.
Jerry Lee was born in Ferriday, Louisiana, on September 29, 1935 and must be counted one of the great originals of rock'n'roll amongst Chuck Berry and Bill Haley. Coming to the fore in 1957 with Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee, he was not lost in the famous "Sun Sound" that had by then already spawned Elvis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. Rather, he added his own uniquely attacking style of vocalizing and piano playing, and made the sound even better. The Lewis style is one of the most immediately identifiable in rock-and-roll.
As a showman, too, The Killer, was an original. He broke pianos, set fire on many of them, threw chairs, swore at the band and the audience, but his arrogance was compensated by his supreme talent. He has also recorded with soul, rock, C&W and New Orleans jazz backings, and, nowadays, remained in command at the aged of 80!
Richard PARKIN (under his first real surname) was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, on July 7, 1940. Despite predictions that he would suffer most from the break-up of THE BEATLES in 1970, Ringo renamed himself STARKEY from his stepfather's surname (to become STARR a few years later) and had successfully developed his cheerful, popular persona acquired in the group's seven years of stardom. Sentimental Journey, and Beaucoup Of Blues in 1970 were pleasant collections of childhood favo(u)rites and country standards respectively. Next, Ringo established himself as a major singles artist with a series of his own songs, including "It Don't Come Easy" (June, 1971 - his declaration of independence from the Beatle image). Ringo has been appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) since 1965.
Musicians at THE SESSION : Jerry Lee, piano and vocals duet with Ringo; Jim Keltner, drums; Ken Lovelace, Jimmy Rip, Keith Allison, guitars; Nils Lofgrin, pedal steel guitar; Hutch Hutchinson, bass; Ivan Neville, organ. James Saez, engineer. Recorded at Record Plant Los Angeles. Written by Chuck Berry. Published by Arc Music Corp & Isalee Music Publishing. Ringo Starr appears courtesy of Koch Records.
Chuck Berry's signifiance lies partly in his own stylistic innovations and the vivid articulation of a spirit of rock'n'roll rebellion in his lyrics. And, partly, it lies in the fact that his career uniquely encapsulates the links between the rock'n'rollers of the Fifties and the bands of the Seventies, between blues and pop, between black and white musical cultures. His origins are, in many ways, representative of the black artists primarily responsible for hammering out the musical identity of rock. Born Charles Edward Berry in St Louis, Missouri, on October 18, 1931, he began singing in a church choir at the age of six. He learned the rudiments of guitar while still at high school, and made his debut performance at the school glee club review, playing the Chicago blues standard, "Confessin' The Blues" - which, he has recalled, was avidly welcomed for what was seen at the time as an almost risqué earthiness. Chuck Berry wrote lotsa rock'n'roll songs such as "Sweet Little Sixteen" issued on Chess 1683 dating back to January, 1958 later to become a "famous" song but it is another history...
Cilla Black, born Priscilla White on 27.5.1943, died yesterday aged 72. Her version of the Lennon/McCartney song's "YESTERDAY" was released on PARLOPHONE R 5395 (7.01.1966) and climbed to No 5 in the UK. She used to check in the coats at Liverpool's Cavern and occasionally sang a song with one of the local groups. Brian Epstein saw her as perfect material pop stardom and masterminded her rise to the top of middle-of-the-road show business in Britain. Her name was changed to Cilla Black. R.I.P.
Really? Ringo? Thanks for this partical joke. P&L
Did you know that in addition to the comet which gave its name to the group, the scientists named BILLHALEY (in a word) to 79,896 asteroid discovered in 2006. It was a way for scientists to honor the old Bill for the 25th anniversary of his death.
Saviez-vous que, outre la comète qui a donné son nom au groupe, les scientifiques ont donné le nom BILLHALEY (en un mot) à un astéroïde 79896 découvert en 2006. C'était une manière des savants de rendre hommage au vieux Bill pour le 25ème anniversaire de sa mort.
Wild Honey Pie, a band from Belgium, plays The Baetles @ the Spirit of 66 in Verviers last June 8, 2013.
http://youtu.be/6sis9tJuEEc (Back In The USSR) - http://youtu.be/rRphIPdnexs (Day Tripper) -
http://youtu.be/dY_wJ8MX2kc (I Should Have Known Better)
http://youtu.be/DsrnUa8By_o (I Want To Hold Your Hand)
http://youtu.be/5YTnT7Ml2q8 (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
2009/3/30 Quality Economics <quality.economics@blue...
I should have mentioned perfect hygiene at the abbatoir – they have to have far higher standards than Britain if they are to export to us.
Slavery. August’s tribe in the East would have been threatened by slavers over a thousand years. The last raid was Arab/Portuguese slavers in 1905. I do not know what part his tribe played in this.
The Matabele, based in Bulawayo, were a Zulu offshoot who arrived in 1836. They were one of Chaka’s impi who did not dare return to Zululand after an unsuccessful raid. They used the Zulu system of capturing tribes, enslaving or killing the men, enslaving and marrying the women. Much nastier than commercial slavery. When they settled in Southern Rhodesia they continued this system. There were annual raids on surrounding tribes for grain, cattle and women. This was the nominal excuse for the 1893 Matebele war and the occupation of Matabeleland. It is normally expected that it takes at least one generation to get rid of slavery, after its legal abolition. I do not know how they did it in Rhodesia. There were slave tribes and slave owning tribes. There were slave soldiers in the impi. The children were fathered by slave owners and slave mothers. It was not just a matter of sending people home and returning their property. So there were ex-slaves and slave owners around at the time of Skokiaan. People August’s age would have been born in the residual slavery. And the Matabele war was only 60 years before Skokiaan, closer than we are to the recording of Skokiaan. (by Bill Haley and His Comets in 1959 : http://youtu.be/2z1br3piNmM) [*]
This is still of fundamental importance in Zimbabwe politics, the Matabele/Shona divide.
Google Chaka Zulu, Matabele, Bemba, Yao, Angoni, Slavery Rhodesia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
[*] : nothing to see with The No-No song ! Ringo & His New All Starr Band 2001 :
The Bulawayo Sweet Rhythm Band : Skokiaan (1953/1954) http://youtu.be/oxnXcBBdUBU
Complete e-mail sent to me by Mr. Peter BOWBRICK :
2009/3/28 Quality Economics <quality.economics@blue...
August Musarugwa trained in the BSAP police band, with the bandmaster hitting him on the knuckles if he made a false note. Attached is a photograph of police bandsmen at BSAP Depot 1936. (Photo S.A. Bowbrick)
He was employed as a clerk by another ex-policeman, Syd Bowbrick (1907-1978) who was personnel manager for the Cold Storage Commission, the government meat marketing board from the end of 1949. Bowbrick organized works sports, cinema, etc. and the works band – the African Dance Band of the Cold Storage Commission under August Musarugwa.
Syd Bowbrick was strongly into preserving African music and dance, organizing village dance groups from the Zambezi valley to travel to Bulawayo for festivals or the Eisteddfod. He stopped abruptly when a police friend told him that the Special Branch (security) had opened a file on him. However he continued to support the works band.
There was an attempt to launch the band commercially. They got a well paid job in the Congo, but all their instruments were stolen. Neither the players nor their sponsor could afford to replace them. So it was back to the day job, clerking, plus playing local gigs with the firm’s instruments.
Bowbrick had met Hugh Tracy recording in the bush in the 1930s and arranged for him to record Musarugwa.
He also arranged for Gallo Africa to record Skokiaan somewhere between August and December 1953, in Bulawayo. The musical arrangement of this recording was influenced partly by the fact that they had to employ a session musician who played both the piano and the trumpet (He was paid 5 shillings (70c). He later became a full time member of the Bulawayo Sweet Rhythm Band.) Bowbrick prevailed on the band not to all play at once as they wished, but to let solos stand out, in deference to his unsophisticated western ear.
Bowbrick sent copies of the record to major record companies. Decca replied with a letter saying that Ted Heath, the top bandleader in Britain, did not think that it had any potential. Eventually it was picked up. Bowbrick always regretted that nobody picked up Musarugwa’s Tinochimero, which he thought would have been a bigger hit. The Chishona vocals probably put western bands off.
Spokes Mashiane recorded Skokiaan in 1955, some years before his hit, Kwela Claude, made the penny whistle acceptable.
After he got enough money to buy instruments, Musarugwa launched the Bulawayo Sweet Rhythm Band.
At the time African contestants in dance competitions wore white tie and tails. A 30 inch watch chain was de rigueur, going from the fly buttons to the right trouser pocket.
The tune came from the one played in shebeens to warn staff and customers that there was a police raid and staff and customers should dispose of the evidence. The sheebeen might indeed have been supplying skokiaan, but was more likely to have been selling lager or spirits – it was illegal to sell Natives (Black Africans) anything but the traditional beer – looking like a dilute maize or sorghum flour porridge with 2.5% alcohol. Skokiaan was sometimes traditional beer fortified with methylated spirits, which could blind or kill. Musarugwa was well acquainted with sheebeens as a policeman and as a customer.
When Louis Armstrong visited Bulawayo, some years after his hit, he arranged to play with August at his concert. Louis was shocked to hear that August had spent all his earnings. August was startled to hear how much he should have earned in royalties. On investigation, it turned out that this was because he had been asked to sign the standard contract, under which an African artist only got royalties on sales in Southern Africa. However, Bowbrick had vetted the contract and crossed out the relevant sentences before Musarugwa signed it, so he was entitled to full royalties. His lawyers, Coghlan and Welsh, took it up.
The name was definitely pronounced Musarugwa, but they were switching to a new orthography in the 1930s which could explain spelling differences.
I have a strong recollection of it being Bulawayo Sweet Rhythm, not Rhythms, Band – we had all the records at home.
It is my impression, but only that, that August joined the Cold Storage at about the same time as my father: they were certainly not allowed to leave the police during the war.
As a police bandsman he would have played several instruments. I never heard of him playing an mbira.
I have never heard of a 1947 recording. [what did I say about the year of first published ???]
Sources: I knew August from age 5 to age 11, when he left the Cold Storage in 1954. My father Syd Bowbrick kept up with him until 1966 when Syd left the country after UDI. My brother, who was also at the recording session, worked for his solicitors. Peter Bowbrick.
Marshall Lytle, Bill Haley and His Comets double bass on (We're gonna) Rock around the clock, Thirteen women, Shake, rattle and roll, A.B.C. boogie, Happy baby, Dim, dim the lights (I want some atmosphere), Birth of the boogie, Mambo rock, Two hound dogs and the last Razzle dazzle. Mr. Lytle will be replaced by Al Rex on bass and db at the September 22, 1955 session (R-o-c-k, Rock-a-beatin' boogie, Burn that candle etc.) until June 18, 1958 at the Pythian Temple in New York City to record i.a. Joey's song, Chiquita Linda/(Un poquito de tu amor), Dinah, Corrine, Corrina, B.B. Betty.
He died last Saturday May, 25, 2013. R.I.P
http://youtu.be/-mZLpDuuf40 (We're gonna) Rock around the clock
http://youtu.be/8B7xr_EjbzE Shake, rattle and roll
One word about Black Sabbath featuring i.a. Ozzy Osbourne, Dec. 3, 1948-present, were consummate masters of singleminded apocalytic heavy metal rock. Dual disc or 2-sided Disc. This song is featured on the best of A-side 14 classic tracks - OZZIFIED #2. Produced by Mark Hudson.
DVD SIDE: All songs in enhanced stereo - Dinner with Ozzy and friends (30 minute feature of Ozzy telling classic stories with his closest friends) - "In My Life" appears as a video.
Issued on EPIC/SONY Music BMG Entertainment.
Catalogue number: 82876 743162.
Only the songs officially recorded by THE BEATLES and published by EMI/UK featured on this 2 CD BLACK BOX BB222, marketed and distributed by Weton-Wesgram B.V., Oud-Beijerland, The Netherlands, 2001. A product from UK manufactured in European Union. Re-recorded and live renditions follow:
1-Yesterday by Shirley Bassey (1991) - 3-Let it be by The Copycats (1997) - 4- Strawberry fields forever by Candy Flip (1990) - 7-Ob-la-di, ob-la-da by The Marmalade (1989) - 9-Come together by Ike & Tina Turner (1989) - 10-Hey Jude by The Copycats (1997) - 11-Do you want to know a secret by Billy J. Kramer (1982) - We can work work it out by Tom Jones & Chaka Khan (1981) - 13-A hard day's night by The Swinging Blue Jeans (1988) - 16-All you need is love by The Copycats (1997) ***1-The fool on the hill by Orchestra Golden Nightingale (2001) - 2-Norwegian wood by Inishkea (2000) - 3-Another girl by Richard Romance Orchestra 2001?) - 5- Penny Lane by The Ray Hamilton Orchestra (2000) - 6- And I love her by Gino Marinello (1988) - 7-The long and winding road (1988) - 8-Another girl by The Ray Hamilton Orchestra (2000 - 9-With a little help from my friends by Gino Marinello (1988) - 10-Lucy in the sky with diamonds by G.M. (1988) - 12-Eleanor Rigby by G.M. (1988) -13-Help by The R. H. Orch. (2000) - 15-I should have known better by Moods Orchestra (2000) - Can't buy me love by The R. H. Orch. (1996)
Marie Dionne Warrick became Warwick because of a mistyping. She was born Marie Dionne Warrick in East Orange, New Jersey, December 12, 1940.***Daughter of Chess Records' gospel promotion department head, was a regular performer, playing piano with The Drinkard Singers gospel group, managed by her mother.***She formed The Gospelaires, with sister Dee Dee, cousin Cissy Houston and friend Doris Troy, and they sang in churches throughout New York and New Jersey.***Soulful recorded in Memphis, Tenn. with producer Chips Moman, reached US #11 and US R&B #2. However this album failed to chart in UK.***This album features three Beatles' songs : We Can Work It Out, A Hard Day's Night and Hey Jude.***16 tracks CD : 10 songs + 6 extra tracks) original recordings re-issued by DISKY DCD 5401 DW, France/ The Netherlands, 1994 to become a satellite of the UK major EMI later in the 90s. Original US Scepter Records SPS 573, 1969/1/1. ***Dionne studied at Hart college of Music in Hartford, Conn., before joining Cissie Houston as backing vocalists on records by Garnet Mimms, the Drifters and others. Her first solo disc was Burt Bacharach's haunting "Don't Make Me Over", which reached No. 21 on Scepter Records in 1962 but failed the UK TOP 20 best-selling singles.
Dionne Warwick was Bacharach's Muse for a long time.
Track list as follows: You've lost that lovin' feelin' (5/69) - I'm your puppet (3/69) - The look of love (1969) - Make it easy on yourself (11/63) - People got to be free (5/69) - You're all I need to get by (5/69) - We can work it pout (5/69) - Try to remember/live (1968) - I love you Porgy (Dec. 21, 1965) - Reach out (10/64) - Hurt so bad (1972) - A hard day's night (5/69) - Do right woman-do right man (5/69) - I've been loving you too long (5/69) -People get ready (5/69) - Hey Jude (5/1969.)
Other references: UK: Pye International NPL 28122, NSPL 28122, 1969 - CAN: Scepter Records SPS 573, 1969 (# 16) - GER: Scepter Records SHA-S 401, 1968/SHA-S S 401, 1969 - USA: SRMSPS 573, May, 1969 - FR/BEL: disques vogue CLVLXS 372, 1969 - NZ/S. AFR.: Pye Slp6016, 1969 - IT: Scepter Records SLCS 7007, 1969 - NL: SPS 573.
Produced i.a. by Burt Bacharach (b. May 12, 1928 - present.)
Last Soulful "Plus", Jan. 01, 2004: CD compiled by Rhino (Handmade) : an internet - only purchase disc - Limited Edition (5,000 copies)
German ALPHA CENTAURI, FOR 14025 [P & C 2007 Digimode Ent. Ltd.***Issued under license from Elm Street Media Limited], 9 August 2007.***Issued in the UK on 29/10/2007.***Audio: Dolby (C) 2.0 stereo.***Sounds pretty good!***This DVD features a 36 minutes gig performed live with "His Comets" (mostly British musicians) before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at The Royal Variety Performance, Birmingham Odeon Theatre on Monday, 26/11/1979, guesting Mal Gray (ex The Wild Angels' lead singer from 1967 to 1971) on Chuck Berry's Promised Land and (The)Saints Rock & Roll (Public Domain/arr.: Black-Purvis-Haley-Gabler).
Sincères félicitations, Paul ! Highly respected in France !
Matt Monro (Terence Parsons-Dec.1, 1930-Feb.7, 1985 was an English singer and a great int'l postwar entertainers throughout his 30-year career.
Matt Monro becomes employed i.a. as a driver among other things.
Yesterday (With accomp. directed by George Marun (Parlophone R 5348, 8.10.1965 which hits UK chart #8 on 21.10.1965. US LIBERTY F55847, 1965.
Yesterday was also released on the LP HEART BREAKERS (UK EMI EMTV23, 1980 and on the CD of the same name on 1.03.2003 (UK 7 46241 2 -20 GOLDEN GREATS FROM MATT MONRO.) Another great compilation on the 2CD Simply The Best released by NL DISKY DO 901965 on 15.12.2004. (36 tracks)
...Paul. Take care, Sir McCartney !
1964 : after an audition for producer Mike Leander in Manchester, Gtr. Manchester, Joe Cocker is offered a contract with DECCA Records. He takes leave of absence from the Gas Board and travels to Decca's studio in London. He debuts with a version of Lennon/McCartney's I'll Cry Instead released on 4 September 1964. Despite a good performance and session help including i.a. Big Jim Sullivan and Jimmy Page (called at the time "Little Jim") on guitars; Bobby Graham on drums and The Ivy League on backing vocals (Peter Oakman on double bass ?), it flops and Cocker reportedly only 10 shillings in royalties. He joins his first professional band, The Big Blues, on a brief UK Tour with Manfred Mann and The Hollies and then tours US army bases in France. To be continued...
UK DECCA single F.11974, 4/9/1964 - DNC. Thanks : e-Bay.
http://youtu.be/-vo9ibOrYXI (quite good !)
2007 : Joe Cocker was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for his services to music on 16 June 2007.)
For more information, please visit his web site : http://store.paulmccartney.com/kissesonthebottom/eur.php
ANNOUNCING RINGO STARR & HIS 13th ALL STARR BAND : via e-mail :
Featuring Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rolie (Journey, Santana), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette.
The tour is being produced by Dave Hart and as always fans can expect to hear a jukebox worth of hits. Ringo classic's such as "It Don't Come Easy", "Photograph", "Little Help From My Friends", "Yellow Submarine" and "Wings", from Starr's just released 17th solo record, Ringo 2012 (Hip-O/Ume). All Starr's hits include "Rosanna," "Broken Wings," "Hello It's Me," "Black Magic Woman."
Ringo will spend his birthday on the road, with a performance at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on July 7. Following in the tradition of the last few years, at Noon from the Hard Rock Nashville, Ringo will ask anyone anywhere, and everyone everywhere, to join him in a wish for Peace & Love.
- The confirmed dates are as follows:
- June 14, 15 - Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ON
June 16 - Bethel Woods PAC, Bethel, NY
June 17 - Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
June 19 - Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA
June 22 - Jones Beach Ampitheater, Wantagh, NY
June 23 - Ceasar's, Atlantic City, NJ
June 24 - Meyerhoff, Baltimore, MD
June 26 - State Theater, Easton, PA
June 27 - Mayo Center, Morristown, NJ
June 29 - St Augustine Theater, St. Augustine, FL
June 30 - Seminole Hard Rock Arena, Hollywood, FL
July 1 - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
July 3 - Tuscaloosa Ampitheater, Tuscaloosa, Al
July 4 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, Al
July 6 - Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA
July 7 - Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
July 8 - Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IL
July 11 - Usana Ampitheater, Salt Lake, UT
July 13 - Northern Quest, Spokane, WA
July 14 - St Michelle Winery, Seattle, WA
July 15 - Edgefield, Portland, OR
July 17 - Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
July 19 - Humphrey's, San Diego, CA
July 21 - The Greek, Los Angeles, CA
- More dates to be announced soon.
- Ringo Starr VIP packages are available including great seats and exclusive merchandise. For details please visit: www.vipnation.com
- Peace and Love, Ringo ! It was quite fantastic to see you on stage in Leuven on 16 August 1998.
- Songs recorded in 1977 at Davlen Sound Studios owned by Len Kovner, N. Hollywood, LA. The vinyl album was issued on Atlantic XSD 16037 in January 1981. Re-released on CD by Rhino-Atlantic (reference: 16037) in 1990, 1993 as well as in 2005.
- Get Back / And I Love Her / Eleanor Rigby / The Fool On The Hill / You Never Give Me Your Money / Come Together / I Want You (She's so heavy) / Blackbird / Something / Here, There And Everywhere / The Long And Winding Road / Yesterday / Hey Jude.
- Arrangements and production by David and Marty Paich.
- Musicians includes i.a. Jean-Baptiste "Toots" Thielemans [from Belgium] (harmonica); Jeff Porcaro (drms, percussion); Louie Shelton (gtr); Bob Magnusson (bs); David & Marty Paich (keyboards); John Smith (tenor sax); Jim Gilstrap, Bill Thedford, Perry Morgan (background vcls.)
- And so on...
- http://youtu.be/dc67rUVZ52s (Yesterday)
- http://youtu.be/Uo3kl8V_f84 (And I Love Her)
- http://youtu.be/do5aoGW9Esc (Get Back)
- http://youtu.be/DW6hGRiuRJE (Eleanor Rigby)
- http://youtu.be/DTXDb4ksvsY (The Fool On The Hill)
- http://youtu.be/uL-HCGIAk50 I Want You (She's so heavy)
Radio City Music Hall, July 7, 2010
Ringo Starr has announced the first batch of dates for the North American summer tour supporting his 15th and latest album, Y Not, and, once again, he’ll be joined by his All-Starr Band. The 11th rendition of the outfit features rhythm guitarist Wally Palmar of The Romantics, guitarist Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter and Gary Wright on keyboards, Mr. Mister frontman Richard Page on bass, and Gregg Bissonette on drums. He may also have God, whom he has recently discovered, on his side — so this tour is sure to be a can’t-miss.
The tour will kick off with two dates in Niagara Falls late in June. Ringo and the crew will stay for a couple weeks in the Northeast (including Ringo’s birthday gig at the Radio City Music Hall!) before heading south and hitting the Hard Rock Live arena in Hollywood, Florida. They’ll cross over and hit up a couple midwest and westcoast spots, including the tour finale at the Greek Theatre in L.A. We’d assume there will be at the very least an Oregon date and a Northern California date to fill in that week-long gap at the beginning of August.
Ringo Starr 2010 Tour Dates:
24/06 – Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino
25/06 – Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino
26/06 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center
30/06 – Westbury, NY @ Westbury Theatre
02/07 – Easton, PA @ State Theatre
03/07 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Caesar’s Circus Maximus
07/07 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
08/07 – Lancaster, PA @ American Theatre
10/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park
11/07 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
13/07 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
15/07 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
17/07 – Saint Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
20/07 – Cleveland, OH @ City Lights Pavilion
21/07 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC
23/07 – Windsor, ON @ Caesars
24/07 – Hammond, IN @ Horseshoe Casino
31/07 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau St. Michelle
07/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
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25.03.1964: The Beatles make its first apperance on BBC TV's "Top Of The Pops" singing Can't Buy Me Love. 4.04.1964: this song tops the UK chart, after selling a record 1,226,000 copies in its first week, and tops US chart, making a record leap in US from a #27 chart debut vaulting over Twist And Shout which moves up 1 place to hit #2, and selling 2 million copies in its week of release, after advance orders of 1,700,000. Its advance orders of 1 million are the largest in the UK record history. 25.04.1964: Peter (Asher) & Gordon (Waller)'s Lennon/McCartney-penned A World Without Love knocks Can't Buy Me Love off the top of the UK chart.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8uYXcD27bk : Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out tops UK chart, as The Beatles spend their third successive Xmas at #1 since 18.12.1965. Jan.22, 1966, Day Tripper hits US #5.
Jan.28, 1966: The Cavern club closes down with debts of 10,000 £...
All their videos can be seen on YouTube and Facebook (and some of them at MySpace) with their friendly permission.
I filmed this video while there were playing it at the Fiestacity in Verviers on 28.08.2010. The original version was cut by The Top Notes in 1961. 1962: The Isley Brothers move to Wand Records, where they team with producer Bert Berns. Blues ballad Right Now is another flop but, for the follow-up, Berns presents his own song Twist And Shout (originally by The Top Notes). July : Twist And Shout tops R&B chart and peaks at US #17, becoming a classic reaching a wider audience through/thru The Beatles version. With the current dance craze, Wand has The Isleys record Twistin' With Linda; it makes US #54. Twist And Shout makes US #61. This video is also featured on their MySpace website. Jan.11, 1963: The Beatles complete 10 new tracks for their debut album Please Please Me in one session at Abbey Road studios in 15 mins. short of 10 hours. John's vocal for the said cover is recorded in 1 take as an afterthought to complete the album's tracks.
Still at the same place on 27 October 2010 - Get Back...Jo Jo=>from an idea of a Chuck Berry's song Jo Jo Gunne (10/1958).
26.04.1969 : Get Back tops UK chart, the only Beatles single to debut in the UK at #1. On it, Billy Preston receives a label-credit as "The Beatles with...", the only artist ever to do so. A few months later (11/1968), Preston is not credited on the "White Album" [because of its plain white sleeve (a reversal from Sgt.Pepper's lavish one)] because of his A&M Records' contract.
From Us To You ;)
Incedible British Beatles tribute band performing From Me To You at the Spirit of 66 on 27.10.2010.
Live at the American bar The Spirit of 66 last 27 October 2010. Here come old flat top he got, groovy up slowly he come, chew chew eyeballs he wants...29.11.1969 : originally charting separately, Come Together/Something tops the US chart. 6.12.1969 : Something/Come Together hits UK #4.