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Top Of the Pops performance 1966
2 March 2018
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Lawernce
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I saw a photo of the Beatles Performing With the background of this weird light circle pattern thing

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i have a couple questions about it such as

why is this never on video if it looks like it was broadcast-ed 

what songs did they play

and was it true BBC took wiped the tape 

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2 March 2018
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The Beatles only live appearance on Top of the Pops, 16 June 1966, they mimed to Paperback Writer  and Rain .

Sadly, the explanation why neither "performance" is never seen is because it's another example of the BBC wiping the tape.

It is very high on the list of missing footage.

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2 March 2018
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It was common practice back then to wipe tapes due to how much storage space they took up, and it wasn't just the BBC. A lot of material has since been rediscovered due to overseas broadcasts, people like Bob Monkhouse recording off the radio/TV and keeping them for their own collections, cases of being misfiled (the Pete Best recording of 'Love Me Do ' was discovered in George Martin's closet in the early 90's!!) and other reasons. A clip of the Beatles mimed performance of 'Ticket To Ride ' on 'Top Of The Pops' only exists due to a short excerpt being used in 'Doctor Who'. 

Different times back then, nostalgia and repeats were not as big a thing. See it once or twice and that was you.

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2 March 2018
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Ron Nasty said
The Beatles only live appearance on Top of the Pops, 16 June 1966, they mimed to Paperback Writer  and Rain .

Sadly, the explanation why neither "performance" is never seen is because it's another example of the BBC wiping the tape.

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It was common practice back then to wipe tapes due to how much storage space they took up, and it wasn't just the BBC. 

The real head scratcher about this particular episode was the fact that the tape was not wiped until sometime around March 1970. Given the fact they were The Beatles, you'd think there would have been second thoughts.

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4 March 2018
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I'm with you @Zig. With them being the greatest rock n roll band ever and all that, you'd think someone would have thought twice about wiping it.

Would have been great to see it,even if they were miming

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Maybe March 1970 they figured the Beatles were on the out and would fade in popularity, into a blip in history. Who knows?

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