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During their first visit (not counting the Ed Sullivan Show appearances) the tour included only 2 stops - Washington DC @ Washington Coliseum and NYC @ Carnegie Hall. Their fist proper tour of the US included shows in Canada as well and can be found here. A grueling tour to be sure - not so much for the duration of the shows, but the dates. From 19 August to 20 September, they only had 6 days off.

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ahdn_paul_06 I am fairly sure that Paul liked Allen Klein less since he didn't choose him and Allen brought in Phil Spector whose production on Let It Be which Paul didn't like

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From the Anthology book:

RINGO: Elgin was one of the strangest gigs we played. We'd got all the way to the outskirts of Scotland to find an L-shaped room - and we were playing at the wrong end! I have this vision of the audience all wearing wellies; farmers and country people. The bar was on one side and we were in the other, and you could tell which side was doing the business. In those days they were still laughing at us because we'd be out there in the leather and stomping. Then we got in my car and slid all the way to the next gig.

On that tour we were staying in one of those theatrical boarding-houses. The rumour went round that before we came they'd had a hunchback staying, and we all got a bit worried that we'd be having his bed. George and John went to stay in another place but Paul and I took a chance that we wouldn't catch the hunchback.

We stayed in guesthouses a lot. (We only started to stay in hotels from mid-1963.) We used to come down to London and stay at one in Russell Square.

We'd have two rooms; sharing two and two, and it could be any two. At the beginning it always used to be Paul with me, because I was the new boy and the other two didn't really want to deal with my sleeping habits, whatever they may have been. Maybe I snored, maybe my feet stank; maybe theirs did, but they knew each other. They'd been through a lot of life, I still had to get into it with them.

GEORGE: Doubling up rooms on the tours, after Pete Best left, I used to pair with John because I felt I'd been instrumental in talking them into getting Ringo into the band. I thought that rather than me hang out with Ringo, it would be best if he shared with one of them because that would integrate him better.

As for when they stopped assigning roommates i know that they started getting their own hotel rooms when they touring America so possibly it was the same around England when they stayed overnight between gigs however after Ringo was settled in and really became one of the Beatles instead of their drummer it wouldnt have been as big a deal.

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Here's an article I stumbled across today...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....lp00000592

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Thanks @WETSRoosa. Never knew about the Devils Horns on the 'Yellow Submarine' album cover, thats pretty cool.

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meanmistermustard said
From the Anthology book:

RINGO: Elgin was one of the strangest gigs we played. We'd got all the way to the outskirts of Scotland to find an L-shaped room - and we were playing at the wrong end! I have this vision of the audience all wearing wellies; farmers and country people. The bar was on one side and we were in the other, and you could tell which side was doing the business. In those days they were still laughing at us because we'd be out there in the leather and stomping. Then we got in my car and slid all the way to the next gig.

On that tour we were staying in one of those theatrical boarding-houses. The rumour went round that before we came they'd had a hunchback staying, and we all got a bit worried that we'd be having his bed. George and John went to stay in another place but Paul and I took a chance that we wouldn't catch the hunchback.

We stayed in guesthouses a lot. (We only started to stay in hotels from mid-1963.) We used to come down to London and stay at one in Russell Square.

We'd have two rooms; sharing two and two, and it could be any two. At the beginning it always used to be Paul with me, because I was the new boy and the other two didn't really want to deal with my sleeping habits, whatever they may have been. Maybe I snored, maybe my feet stank; maybe theirs did, but they knew each other. They'd been through a lot of life, I still had to get into it with them.

GEORGE: Doubling up rooms on the tours, after Pete Best left, I used to pair with John because I felt I'd been instrumental in talking them into getting Ringo into the band. I thought that rather than me hang out with Ringo, it would be best if he shared with one of them because that would integrate him better.

As for when they stopped assigning roommates i know that they started getting their own hotel rooms when they touring America so possibly it was the same around England when they stayed overnight between gigs however after Ringo was settled in and really became one of the Beatles instead of their drummer it wouldnt have been as big a deal.

I thought I read in Tune In that both John and Paul took turns bunking with Richey.  It was Harrison's idea and he was somewhat more instrumental in getting Ringo into the band.

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I like to visit my local library every month and read the UK magazine Q. It's a way better rock & roll magazine than Rolling Stone. This month's issue features an interview with David Crosby. He mentions the Vatican's recent 10-ten list of all-time pop albums, and amazingly, his rather obscure solo album is number two on the list, behind only the Beatles' Revolver. Here is the Vatican's list: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02.....tml?_r=0 

What the heck is the official newspaper of the Holy See, L’Osservatore Romano, doing ranking pop albums? Upon reading this, I immediately dialed the Vatican's toll-free number. I said "After all that noise over John Lennon's comment about the band being bigger than Jesus, how could you rate a Beatles album as the top pop of all time? How did you make that decision? And the voice on the phone answered "Christ, you know it ain't easy." *

*Of course, this never happened. Isn't it fascinating that they picked Revolver, though? The whole list is full of, uh… interesting choices.

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