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'It's The Beatles'
25 May 2016
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Sadly the complete show is no longer thought to exist as the original was cut up over the years; the full audio is out there tho.

The main reason for this new topic was to post reactions to the show from viewers tho one is from the shows Director, Barney Cohen.

There are few things more exciting than going to Caversham and opening the buff files marked “The Beatles”.

On 7 December 1963 it was intended that the Beatles would form the complete panel for Juke Box Jury and then give a half-hour concert programme in Liverpool called 'It’s The Beatles'. The intention was to use the Odeon Cinema in London Road, but fearing trouble from the Beatle fans, the cinema’s management backed out at the last minute and the venue was switched to the Liverpool Empire.

Because the BBC had booked the Liverpool Empire at the last minute, not much rehearsal time was available. The Juke Box Jury was regarded as a complete success but there are many complaints on the BBC’s files about the concert that followed:

There are few things more exciting than going to Caversham and opening the buff files marked “The Beatles”.

On 7 December 1963 it was intended that the Beatles would form the complete panel for Juke Box Jury and then give a half-hour concert programme in Liverpool called 'It’s The Beatles'. The intention was to use the Odeon Cinema in London Road, but fearing trouble from the Beatle fans, the cinema’s management backed out at the last minute and the venue was switched to the Liverpool Empire.

Because the BBC had booked the Liverpool Empire at the last minute, not much rehearsal time was available. The Juke Box Jury was regarded as a complete success but there are many complaints on the BBC’s files about the concert that followed:

10 Beatle fans from Wilmslow:
“What on earth was your cameraman doing? We expected to see the Beatles for half an hour and the programme consisted mainly of the audience’s reactions.”

Three Beatles fans from Durham:

“Whoever was in charge of the cameras wants hanging as he never showed John Lennon in close-up.”

Ken Walton from Bradford:
“Has one of the Beatles been sacked or do you just not like John Lennon ?

Several fans in York signed a joint complaint and sent it to the director Barney Colehan:
“Dear Mr Colehan,

Commiserations for the most pathetic telecast it has been our misfortune to watch for many a year! We refer, of course, to It’s The Beatles shown last Saturday evening. Is it too much to ask that a great group like the Beatles be given decent equipment and by that we mean microphones, speakers and the like? The sound mixer was badly at fault, and Ringo’s mike appeared to be clapped out altogether. It would have served you right if the boys had walked off the stage and left you to your horrible sound system.

Furthermore, what imbecile did you have on the TV camera? Was he so afraid of John Lennon that he didn’t go near enough to give the lad a close-up? It certainly appeared so, because although John did at least 50 per cent of the singing, he was rewarded with one close-up and no more than three seconds at that."

Barney Colehan also wrote to Alistair Taylor at NEMS Enterprises:
“We had a tremendous number of problems on the programme, and due to a complete lack of rehearsal, it was not possible to present the polished show which I had hoped to achieve. My main concern is that the boys themselves should not be upset about this, and I was so impressed with them that I have been very worried in case they felt disheartened."

There were listeners who were ready to admit that the Beatles had something and that, although they were vastly over-rated and could not really sing, they were likeable, entertaining and ‘full of go’. “

Said one of the sample members:
“I found it quite happy and melodious with plenty of zip. I am quite a fan of the Beatles. To me, they are the new today, clean and wholesome and gay.”

 

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meanmistermustard said
Sadly the complete show is no longer thought to exist as the original was cut up over the years; the full audio is out there tho.

 

Said one of the sample members:
“I found it quite happy and melodious with plenty of zip. I am quite a fan of the Beatles. To me, they are the new today, clean and wholesome and gay.”

I had no idea the Beatles were Gay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/rickdelsie/The%20Beatles/parlunread_zps28270d9d.gif BEATLES Music gives me Eargasms!  apple01

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They weren't gay, they just had gay leanings. 

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