The Beatles made an appearance on the live ABC Television show Blackpool Night Out, the summer edition of Big Night Out. It was broadcast throughout the ITV network from 8.25-9.25pm.
The show was hosted by brothers Mike and Bernie Winters, and took place at Blackpool’s ABC Theatre. Also appearing were Chita Rivera, Frank Berry, Jimmy Edwards and Lionel Blair.
The Beatles had arrived in Blackpool the previous day. They performed five songs: A Hard Day’s Night, ‘Things We Said Today’, ‘You Can’t Do That’, ‘If I Fell’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’.
A first attempt at performing If I Fell broke down after John Lennon and Paul McCartney began laughing during the opening, and the song was restarted.
The Beatles also took part in comedy sketches for the show, for which they dressed up as characters including refuse collectors and medical surgeons.
The footage from the show is believed to have been lost, but an audio recording still exists.
Also on this day...
- 2019: Album release: Amoeba Gig by Paul McCartney
- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California
- 2013: Paul McCartney live: Safeco Field, Seattle
- 1968: Recording: Sexy Sadie
- 1967: Lennon and McCartney sing on The Rolling Stones’ We Love You
- 1967: The Beatles discuss purchasing a Greek island
- 1965: US single release: Help!
- 1963: Live: Ritz Ballroom, Rhyl
- 1962: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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Perhaps the only time You can´t do that is introduced.
There is a clip on YouTube supposedly from this gig, most of A hard day´s night is included. But what a fake it i!
George is clearly seen at 0.52 playing his Rickenbacker, most likely the 12-string, the standard choice for this song. But at 1.17 and again at 1.48; he is holding a single cutaway Gretsch. And at 1.58 it is the double cutaway Gretsch. What a clever lad,to play three guitars during one song and not miss a note. Actually, this is just a terrible edit job.
it is downright sinful that people would record over exsisting beatles footage. they manage to keep almost every dr who episode ever made!