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5 March 2014
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From Houston Press via Reddit: 10 Fun Facts About the Beatles' Ed Sullivan debut. Probably things most here know, but I didn't know about the Playboy Club bit. Wonder which of the three Beatle(s) did The Twist, as I can't imagine all of them participating.

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Houston Press via Reddit: 10 Fun Facts About the Beatles' Ed Sullivan debut. Probably things most here know, but I didn't know about the Playboy Club bit. Wonder which of the three Beatle(s) did The Twist, as I can't imagine all of them participating.

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I can envision Paul twisting for sure. Ringo's game for most anything. George wasn't as closed off as he would be later on, and under the influence, who knows? So that would leave John, who always tried to act too cool for the room. He'd be my non-Twist pick, but I wouldn't be shocked if I was wrong on that.

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After dinner at the Playboy Club, they went on to the Peppermint Lounge. This photo shows George and Louise at the table in the bottom left.

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So, if George did go back to the hotel, he came out again.

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The Nation have reprinted an essay from 50 years ago by Alan Rinzler, one of those rather sniffy appraisals of their arrival in America, along with his thoughts about what he wrote 50 years later: "There's nothing in it about the Beatles that I agree with now..."

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I was thinking, over the next few months (years), there's bound to be many threads started saying this, that, or the other, happened 50 years ago today... So I thought I would pre-empt and try creating a thread for all...

So, here is the first entry, it was 50 years ago today that The Beatles first American album was released. No, not Meet The Beatles, which would not be released until 20 January, but the first version Vee-Jay's Introducing The Beatles.

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It wasn't a totally legal album, as Vee-Jay had had their license to release Beatles material withdrawn over non-payment of royalties due to cash-flow problems in August 1963. They looked at what was happening, saw some much needed income coming their way, and thought, "Feck it! We'll deal with the legal problems later! We need the money!"

It was basically the Please Please Me album with Please Please Me and Ask Me Why removed (as well as the count-in to I Saw Her Standing There apart from the "four"). Six days after release, Vee-Jay would receive their first stop order. Capitol's publishing subsidiary Beechwood Music Inc. owned the rights to Love Me Do and PS I Love You, and declared Vee-Jay had no right to issue them.

On the 10 February Introducing The Beatles would be re-released, with Please Please Me and Ask Me Why replacing Love Me Do and PS I Love YouVee-Jay would eventually reach an agreement that allowed them six months to capitalise on the material - which saw album after album released using the same twelve tracks.

I'm probably really late on this, but I just saw this topic... I was lucky enough to find both a mono and stereo version of that album, and the track listings were different, so I have all 14 songs from Please Please Me!

Apparently it is the most counterfeited album ever, and there are a bunch of tests you can do to determine whether it's fake or not, and while the stereo failed miserably, there's nothing to indicate that the mono is a fake so I assume it's real!

The tests and more info on the album (it's really very interesting) can be found here.

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A few days late with this, but 50 years ago, the boys were immortalized in wax.

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And the wax points to why Paul is dead! Because Wax melts! It's all put together in Faul's 2007 song, House Of Wax!

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This is for tomorrow.

How the Fab Four high-fived the Hot 100

In one magical decade, The Beatles made records built to last an eternity. The same might be said for the band's chart records.

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's remarkable Billboard coup, when their songs occupied the top five slots of the singles chart, a feat never repeated.

The Billboard Hot 100 ranking on April 4, 1964:

1. Can't Buy Me Love

2. Twist And Shout

3. She Loves You

4. I Want To Hold Your Hand

5. Please Please Me

More at the link.

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Today, fifty years ago, they were filming one of my favorite parts of A Hard Day's Night, the Ringo River Scene!

http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....-night-27/

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50 years ago yesterday, In His Own Write was published in the US.

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parlance said
50 years ago yesterday, In His Own Write was
published in the US.

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Which reminds me I have to steel myself for another foray against the spiders in the garage to look for my two Lennon books.

Some of them are redbacks so I have to be a touch careful ...

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trcanberra said

parlance said
50 years ago yesterday, In His Own Write was
published in the US.

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Which reminds me I have to steel myself for another foray against the spiders in the garage to look for my two Lennon books.

Some of them are redbacks so I have to be a touch careful ...

 

Oh my, good luck. Wear gloves. One of those had the misfortune of climbing down from the ceiling in the kitchen during my spring cleaning and fell right into a burner. In a panic, I shrieked and turned on the fire. Instant fricasseed spider. 

*ahem* Back to the topic, I have the book on my To Read list.

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