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Beatles Songs that have never been performed live together or solo
29 June 2013
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is there any recorded documentation of when i'm sixty four or bad boy  being played live

29 June 2013
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There is very strong documentation of When I'm 64 being played live at the Cavern. Paul has said it. John has said it. It's in the Mark Lewisohn list of songs performed live (and his research is based on written set lists - of which Pete Best's diary is a goldmine - and/or oral evidence of witnesses). That When I'm 64 was performed live, with a slightly different lyric, is beyond dispute. Almost the same counts for Bad Boy. It is in the Lewisohn list, and as I said before, the starting point you have to have with covers is that they were played live in the Liverpool/Hamburg years unless there is strong evidence they were not. What I would ask you, is why in 1965 would they pull out a 1958 song to record that they had never performed before? It's not like other Larry Williams songs were not a part of their early set.

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29 June 2013
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After looking, here's John on When I'm 64, "(That) was something Paul wrote in the Cavern days. We just stuck a few more words on it like 'grandchildren on your knee' and 'Vera, Chuck and Dave'. It was just one of those ones that he'd had, that we've all got, really; half a song. And this was just one that was quite a hit with us. We used to do them when the amps broke down, just sing it on the piano."

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1 July 2013
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Coincidentally, have just started reading this month's Mojo magazine, which has 21 pages on The Beatles, centred around With The Beatles. It opens with an article on them and the city they left behind, Liverpool. Its fourth paragraph quotes Billy Kinsley of The Merseybeats talking about their final appearance at The Cavern on 3 August 1963: "It was back to the nitty-gritty for them, where you got electric shocks off the microphones because condensation was streaming down the walls. Then the power went off. John was in a bad mood. John and Paul went into this old-time music-hall song, with Paul on the piano. We didn't realise until 'Sgt. Pepper' came out... When I'm 64! But, for the most part, the humour and ad-libbing had gone."

Checking Joe's article on this appearance in the History, he also mentions it as being played at this performance.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....inal-show/

As for Bad Boy, I would point you to Joe's entry on the song, where he says, "Having been part of The Beatles' live set since the early 1960s, The Beatles wasted little time in recording Bad Boy in four takes." I would also point to Mark Lewisohn's comment on the recording of it and Dizzy Miss Lizzy (both Larry Williams songs) in The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, "The Beatles were well versed at performing these songs from their pre-fame stage days so they played them live in the studio, with minimal overdubbing."

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17 November 2013
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ok  here is a chart of the only songs we have no recorded performance history of..  as of november 2013

With The Beatles (1963)   6/14

1. It Won’t Be Long
2. All I’ve Got To Do
4. Don’t Bother Me
5. Little Child
 9. Hold Me Tight
13. Not A Second Time

Beatles For Sale (1964)  4/14

1.    No Reply
11.  Every Little Thing
12.  I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
13. What You're Doing

Hard Day's Night (1964)  5/13

6.   Tell Me Why
8.   Any Time at All
9.   I'll Cry Instead
11. When I Get Home
13. I'll Be Back

Help! (1965)   6/14

3.  You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
4.  I Need You
5.  Another Girl
6.  You're Going To Lose That Girl
10. You Like Me Too Much
11. Tell Me What You See

Rubber Soul (1965)  5/14

2.  Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
5.  Think For Yourself
9.  Girl
12. Wait
14.  Run For Your Life

Revolver (1966)  6/14

3.  I'm Only Sleeping
4.  Love You To
7.  She Said, She Said
9.   And Your Bird Can Sing
11.  Doctor Robert
14.  Tomorrow Never Knows

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)  3/13

8.  1 Within You Without You
9.  2 When I'm Sixty Four
11. Good Morning, Good Morning

Magical Mystery Tour (1967)  4/11

3.  1 Flying
4.  2 Blue Jay Way
6.  3 I Am The Walrus
10. Baby, You're A Rich Man

The Beatles (The White Album) (1968)  19/30

2.  Dear Prudence
3.  Glass Onion
5.  Wild Honey Pie
6.  The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
8.  Happiness Is A Warm Gun
9.  Martha My Dear
10. I'm So Tired
13. Rocky Raccoon
15. Why Don't We Do It In The Road?
17. Julia
21. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
22.  12 Sexy Sadie
24.  13 Long, Long, Long
25.  14 Revolution 1
26.  15 Honey Pie
27.  16 Savoy Truffle
28.  17 Cry Baby Cry
29.  18 Revolution 9
30.  19 Good Night

Yellow Submarine (1969) 3/6 6

2.  1 Only A Northern Song
4.  2 Hey Bulldog
5. 3 It's All Too Much

Abbey Road (1969)   7/17

3.   1 Maxwell's Silver Hammer
4.   2 Oh! Darling
6.   3 I Want You (She's So Heavy)
 8.  4 Because
10.  5 Sun King
11.  6 Mean Mr. Mustard
12.  7 Polythene Pam

Let It Be (1970)  3/13

3. Across The Universe
4. I Me Mine
5. Dig It
17 November 2013
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Not to say the rehearsal means live, there were several beatles songs played in rehearsal.  they should he noted

 

 

according to  http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~gar.....1.htmm   there were two non performed Harrison compositions played in rehearsal, which were 'Don't Be Bother Me' and 'Think For Yourself'.

according to http://www.guitars101.com/foru.....007.html  McCartney played 'Norwegian Wood' in rehearsal for the Mike Parkinson show.

 

according to http://usatoday30.usatoday.com.....poet.htm  McCartney "recited the lyrics to the Beatles' Maxwell's Silver Hammer, and ended the reading with an audience-participation rendition of Why Don't We Do It In The Road??"

 

 

so far,  Norwegian Wood, Think For Yourself, and Don't Bother Me  were played in rehearsal by a Beatle. 

17 November 2013
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When I'm 64, or an early version of it, was played at the Cavern when the amps blew.

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
17 November 2013
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is there any recorded version of the live performance of When I'm Sixty Four?

17 November 2013
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If you mean an audio recording of it then no, not that I know of. As I explained over three posts in the top half of this page following your last request for information about When I'm 64, there is a well-documented history, with even a date for its final live performance - The Cavern on 3 August 1963 (during their last performance there).

I do not understand why you reject the documented evidence, from multiple sources and with quotes. You have labelled your list as "the only songs we have no recorded performance history of..." Well, for When I'm 64 we have a well-documented performance history, dating back to it first starting to be played as an instrumental as early as 1959, after the tune was written by Paul in early 1956.

I also note that you haven't included Past Masters in your list, which means you've excluded many of their most famous and most obscure songs.

The links you provided in your later post (26), none of seem to work.

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17 November 2013
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A performance of When I'm 64 might be on the cavern tape that Paul bought a number of years back that has never seen the light of day airing or release wise. Someone here might know more of what was on that recording.

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
17 November 2013
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All together now..?

17 November 2013
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breatle62 said
All together now..?

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
18 November 2013
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I think Paul tends to perform his own songs. And he seems to be making his way through them. One stand out exception is 'Please Please Me' this is such a GREAT song which I didn't realize until I saw Paul's version on youtube. I think it closed his show.The audience reaction is 'wild'. But he doesn't play it anymore. There are multiple hooks in that song. But it's mainly a John effort. It's only natural that Paul will want us going home thinking about his contribution to the Beatles. 

 

I'll get the Youtube clip and append it for anyone who hasn't seen it. Just a tick…………..

 

 

18 November 2013
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Ron Nasty
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Paul, since doing the Help!/Strawberry Fields Forever/Give Peace a Chance medley in 1990 has tended to carry a John-associated song through a tour. Along with Here Today, it's how Paul remembers his fallen comrade. Mr. Kite being a recent example.

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18 November 2013
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A thought struck me while watching that performance of Please Please Me, and watching the audience reaction from total joy to almost heartbreak, is how the audience atmosphere changes when he brings up the memory of John. Ever since he had trouble ending Give Peace a Chance back in 1990. Part of me wonders how galling that still is.

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18 November 2013
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Listening to the Please Please Me in the above clip and it's lacing so much power of the original - even when The Beatles performed it live. I wonder if part of that at least is down to Ringo's drumming. Normally you don't notice it on the new live material but its very evident on this.

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18 November 2013
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Isn't the essence of Dig It that it is a live performance, and nothing else?

21 November 2013
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Hard to believe Paul's never performed "Oh! Darling" live.  a-hard-days-night-paul-4  And considering how much of a vocal shredder it is, I question if he'd be willing to do it this late in his life.  When did he do "I Will"?

 

Britpop, how about also listing the non-album songs?

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