Wishing you all a happiest New Year 2010.***Recorded by The Beatles in Germany on 23.06.1961 with Pete Best on drums at Harburg Friedrich Ebert Halle in Hamburg, 136, Reeperbahn, Sankt Pauli part [prod. under the auspices of orchestra leader Bert Kaempfert] and released by (German/UK) Polydor (NH 52317) on 29/05/64-US ATCO single also released on May 29, 1964 - US #22 on 08/22/1964-in England #29 on 27.06.1964) ! ***Here are the origins of Ain't She Sweet ? : Florenz Ziegfeld's musical Kid Boots opened at the Earl Carroll Theater, NYC on 12/31/1923 starring i.a. Eddie Cantor. However no Ain't She Sweet ? on the horizon (2 songs only, the rest of the recorded material would be considered stand-up comedy)*** First revived in an early January 1927 recording as a piano tune in something of a relaxed mood by Frank Banta (Victor [Orthophonic Records] 20610) followed by Harry Richman [Brunswick 3435, 01/27/1927, music composed by Milton Ager in 1926 as well and just before the first vocal version of that year (lyrics by Jack Yellen in 1926.)***The song was copyrighted and published in January 1927.***Recorded in 1927 by Ben Bernie's Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra, vocals by Scrappy Lambert & Billy Hilpot [US #1] and issued on Brunswick 3444 on 01/28/1927 ! (also recorded-only-by Lou Gold & His Orchestra on 01/17/1927 [issued on Gennett X0461 in the late January or a little bit later.]***Ben Bernie aka Bernard Anzelevitz was born May 30, 1891, Bayonne, NJ and died on Oct. 23, 1943.***Eddie Cantor (again) : in a screen version of "Kid Boots" for Paramount released in October 1926. http://youtu.be/B0nGbXupxY0
***Pourquoi Just Seventeen qui a gardé ce titre jusqu'au jour de l'enregistrement a t-il été modifié ? Et bien aseptisé de surcroît ! Ecoutez-la sur le DLP (remasterisé d'après des bandes en très mauvais état) The Beatles Live! At The Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany: 1962.***Ce DLP sorti sur Lingasong s'est classé 111° aux USA le 30 juillet 1977.***Group returns to Germany for 48 nights at Hamburg's new venue, the Star-Club.***They will end their stint there May 31.
Dec. 27, 1962 : Love Me Do reaches UK #17. (It is later alleged that Brian Epstein purchases 10,000 copies of the record for his NEMS shop to boost its chart position !)
December 26, 1964 : I Feel Fine tops US chart as She's A Woman hits US #4, completing a run of 30 US hits for the year.***Dec. 26, 1965 : Macca, spending Christmas with his father on the Wirral, Merseyside, suffers a 5" cut to his mouth when he falls off a moped he is riding.***Dec. 26, 1967 : "Magical Mystery Tour" airs on BBC TV and is castigated by critics who slur the film's absence of plot and direction. The DAILY EXPRESS TV critic claims never to have seen "such blatant rubbish".
December 25, 1967 : McCartney announces his engagement to Jane Asher (Peter Asher's sister).
I know some of The Beatles ("Cry For A Shadow", instrumental parody penned by Harrison & Lennon-arr. Tony Sheridan, 08/1961) liked the music of The Shadows...Here 's a craz version of Apache played by Chip Hawkes (Tremeloes) and Mick Clarke (Rubettes) live at the Spirit of 66 in Verviers (BE) last 10 December 2009. Enjoy! I'm quite sure Mick did it on the purpose however it was all part of the act;)***As Chip did not announce all the songs, "Get Back" could not be filmed.***(C)Surfrider1962/Stephan Koenig for your pleasure and mine as well ! I've never heard a crazy cover like this one ;). This video is also available on MySpace Music and facebook and on Chip Hawkes' MySpace website.***Each time I see this video I'm doubled up with laughter ;)***Chaque fois que je regarde la vidéo, je suis mort de rire...Ces fausses notes voulues faisaient partie intégrante du show". http://youtu.be/j6MmnF2Mo54
The Beatles play their fist gig in the South of England at the Palais Ballroom, Aldershot, Hants--->means Hampshire, on a program with Ivor Jay & The Jaywalkers, billed as a "Battle Of The Bands - Liverpool v. (vs/vs./versus) London".***Only 18 people turn up !
Wow ! Forty years ago ! Something/Come Together hits UK #4.*** It is the first Beatles' disk not to make either UK #1 or #2 since Love Me Do in Australia in March 1962, and the first from an already issued album.***Something is also the first Beatles' single not penned by Lennon/McCartney, but by Harrison.***Frank Sinatra calls it at the time the greatest love song of the last 50 years.***For the first time a Beatles song is licensed for use on a non-Beatles album: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE features on World Wildlife Fund charity No One's Gonna Change The World.***The falsetto harmonies are performed by teenage Beatles' fans Lizzie Bravo and Gayleen Pease, selected from fans waiting for the group outside Abbey Road studios.*** BEATLES MONTHLY ceases publication after 77 issues as The Beatles rapidly begin to lose their collective identity and refuse to co-operate for promotion.