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4 May 2021
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Joe
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I discovered this incredible website earlier today, and I've spent hours delving in and out. It's an archive of old magazines, and I'm particularly interested in the UK music publications:

https://worldradiohistory.com/.....UK%20Music

I've attached some interesting things I discovered, but please, please, if you find anything of interest please post it here. For example, before today I didn't know Brian Epstein was planning a third Beatles film in 1965, or that the North American tour that August was also to have included a Mexico City concert.

Genuinely, I would appreciate people sharing stuff here that they learnt from the archives, along with Title, Date, Page #. If it's new to you it'll be new to other people too.

I'm particularly interested in the date of the first gig by Paddy, Klaus & Gibson at Downstairs at the Pickwick, on the night of the Dental Experience. It was sometime in early 1965 but the gig listings are a bit haphazard. If anyone spots anything at all about it please let me know. a-hard-days-night-john-3

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4 May 2021
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Dang it Joe, I'm supposed to be preparing for a presentation and I'm reading through old Melody Makers from 66. I found a cool feature on Brian Wilson, some beautiful advertisements for the Gibson ES as well as this.

 

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May of the '66 tour produced some of my favorite shows of all time. 

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"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

6 May 2021
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Here's something good I discovered yesterday: a competition to win George's Futurama guitar, in the October 1964 issue of Beat Instrumental Monthly.

The guitar was used extensively in Hamburg, including on Ain't She Sweet .

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The winner was announced in the December issue:

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It gets better though. According to Andy Babiuk's Beatles Gear, the winner didn't want the guitar and accepted cash instead! The publisher, Beatles Book Monthly's Sean O'Mahony, kept the guitar.

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The guitar sold for £250,000 in 2019:

https://www.bonhams.com/press_.....ase/27907/

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6 May 2021
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Little interview and pic in Beat Instrumental, February 1964:

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May 1964: I wonder if they got permission to use the logo – I suspect not.

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Also May 1964: George Harrison is player of the month.

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October 1964 – Rickenbacker guitar advert:

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October 1964 – Paul McCartney is player of the month:

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November 1964 – Ringo Starr and Brian Bennett (the Shadows) talk drums:

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George interview, November 1964:

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George and Ringo reading Beat Instrumental, December 1964:

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A brief interview with John Lennon , December 1964:

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6 May 2021
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This one is from the August 66 Beat Instrumental looking at Revolver

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The previous album Rubber Soul also had a tricky one from George as you can hear in the Think For Yourself outtakes. 

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7 May 2021
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Errr... What's Paul talking about? When I listen to the song, all I can hear are 4/4 bars!

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11 May 2021
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You could possibly argue that it switches to a bar of 2/4 for "filled with" etc, followed by a bar of 6/4 ("things to say…"). The change of chord mid-bar (if we're keeping to 4/4 throughout) might have been what threw McCartney during the recording.

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11 May 2021
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Starring in a cowboy movie before their 3rd UA film: New-Musical-Express-1965-02-12-OCR.pdf (worldradiohistory.com)

 

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Live album and 90 minute TV show - the origins of what ended up at Let It Be : New-Musical-Express-1969-01-04-OCR.pdf (worldradiohistory.com)

 

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11 May 2021
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Why would they appear with Donovan on the Andy Williams show? I've never heard that before.

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