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Forth pic down: it always surprises me to see photos of the Fabs recording in the studio privately i.e. with no audience yet still wearing button-downs and jackets.
#6. (George & John)
is this Paperback Writer filming?
It’s from a show on the last US tour, August 1966. The Beatles US tour experts may be able to pinpoint which one. The pic of Paul is another from the “A Hard Day’s Night” sessions – Henry the Horse might be able to confirm but may even be Paris Pathe Marconi – Can’t Buy Me Love session? Otherwise, EMI Studios last week of Feb 1964
Second picture is from Karlstad October 25th 1963.
The 6th photo is presumably whilst performing “Paperback Writer”.
As they had dropped “I’m Down” in favour of “Long Tall Sally”, it would be the only song that John and George would have sung at the same mic. on.
Here is a question for all. How many here think THE REAL REASON the Beatles stopped touring was because their concerts were NOT selling out in the US in 1966?
Chris, you mean from the John “we are bigger than Christ” backlash?
The Beatles may have been a little naïve regarding their own stardom…but, they were sincere artists and realized early that the music would only progress to a certain level…if promoted via stadium chicanery. The Jesus, the drugs, the Philippines, were going to become pressures of a non-artistic value and they probably felt it best to eliminate any such temptation of fate…by going total in their privacy. Thus, the studio became the next destination of a more mature…more enlightened…more “into it” band. The were excited by the hope of such a concept…
I am completely happy that touring ended. End the spectacle/rehash…see what they really have to offer. The results should have sent 220volts through the most complacent fan…and now, maybe we can end the circus…and the danger.
When a single assassin can kill a president will an obsolete weapon from a 6th floor window of a building two blocks away…you might just want to play it safe…
Kwai Chang well said! Jorge I just meant the fact that they were not selling out stadiums in 1966. I suppose John’s Jesus statement might have had something to do with not selling out the stadiums. I do believe Kwai Chang hit the nail on the head.
Was Long Tall Sally played on the whole U.S. Tour or only at the last concert in San Francisco ? The way I understood it and I can’t really base it on anything, is they closed the Cow Palace with Long Tall Sally cause they knew at that point they were finished with touring and it was a nod to Paul for being a good soldier during the 1966 tours. Is there any truth to this ?
Unfortunately Kwai, that jerk off assassin found his mark 14 years later. None the less you are right with what you posted.
I think all the available recordings from that tour feature Long Tall Sally.
As for the real reason they stopped touring, in Germany they had obviously done little rehearsal as we see John trying to remember the words to I’m Down for Paul and just look at Ringo at times during those 2 available Japanese concerts and he looks completely pi@@ed off!
Then with the Manila thing and the Jesus thing, no wonder they were sick of the madness.
Apparently, the photo of John and George is from the Philadelphia show, August 16, 1966.
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