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Ya hear that?
Ringo hears it…
It’s called negative feedback…
valves by Telefunken.
I cannot say for shure. They seem to be playing with a miniature toy or something that is standin on the blue box. The table was there for the producer to take notes on or follow the score. The Beatles used the table to place their portable tape players so as to make copies at the end of the session for home listening. The copper metal thing beside McCartney’s thigh is a Vitabox microphone for communitacion between the producer and artistes on the studio floor. Behind McCartney is the REDD.51 desk and, presumably, George Henry Martin. This was February 16th 1965, Control Room 2.
The microphone make and model is actually Vitavox B-54 or B-50. EMI Studios used 200 Ohm impedance standard so the B-54 is more likely.
I love it when you talk dirty Henry
Caption beside this picture in Record Mirror, 1965 April 5:
“It’s pretty well known that the Beatles are four of those lucky people who receive presents when it isn’t Christmas or their respective birthdays . Here’s one present from a fan — it’s a mysterious box which emits whirring sound — and out props a hand! It certainly haffled the Beatles for quite a while , and it constituted one of their most unusual gifts. Picture by JOHN DOVE, courtesy EMI records.”
On February 16th 1965 during the “Yes It Is” session the Beatles wore different clothes. John was in bright red shirt.
When I was a kid back in the 60’s, I had a toy bank based on “Thing” from “The Addams Family”. You’d put a coin in the slot, and a little motor would start up, with a skeletal hand rising up from a lid next to the coin slot. It would move forward until the finger were pressed around the coin, then BAM! It would pull back into the box with the coin and the lid would slam shut.
It was a black box, not as tall as the blue one in the pic, but it may be a similar kind of toy.
@Vitaliy. You are right. That was the day of the sonic blue Stratocaster and McCartney bowing a double-bass. Must be other day then. I had this photograph as 16th February 1965. Thanks.
This is why I love to come here…….
No, you were right first time, Henry, February 16 date is correct for this shot – they’re wearing the same clothes as when they went to receive their awards at EMI House in the morning. The shot of Paul with the double bass, John with the Strat is from a date further in the week. I can say no more but check out (or preferably buy!) a new book due out over the summer from Omnibus Press:
@A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room…
Thank you for the heads-up…
It seems to deliver the goods already…
I’ve never seen Paul’s hair look like that.
Very, very hopeful prospect!
(his hair looks cool, too!)
my ‘negative feedback’ was referring to Ringo’s jacket…
(I should have said ‘buttons and valves by Fashionfunken)
Is George wearing John’s RubberSoul jacket?
Datey, exciting news about the Beatles monthly book!, far out, to see those pics in the best quality, and correctly captioned and err . . dated, will be fantastic!
A car, can you give us any more info on this bewk?, the link doesn’t have a lot, or is it all a bit hush hush, and you can say no more?.
This is why I love to come here….
The Beatle Monthly Book archives should be plenty fertile in the unseen picture dept. since Johnny Dean’s reissues didn’t really seem to use much because the 8 new-pages per issue was typically current updates(although not always)…After the 77 reissues…the mag was inconsistent in that it would promise things that never appeared…like a feature on Whitaker’s Butcher Session…but, some of the front cover shots were definitely new!
Looking Through You: The Beatles Book Monthly Photo Archive Hardcover – August 10, 2015
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