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“Big Night Out”, Teddington, 23 Feb 1964
Paul and Ringo are both wearing dark jackets in one.
Obviously, the show was in grey suits(W/grey pants)
Yes, they just changed into their grey collarless suits for the performance segment.
I felt like an idiot when I learned that the Beatles third appearance on Ed Sullivan was actually the first performance(taped and shown later as an ‘appearance’). I’m wondering how many live broadcasts were truly live performances AT TIME OF broadcast. I hope the first one isn’t All You Need Is Love. I don’t recall seeing a single Ed Sullivan Show camera shot that pans from Beatles to audience. Although, the mayhem was apparently synchronized with Sunday night’s TV schedule…There is no proof…at least on Ed Sullivan’s three ’64 shows.
Hi Kwai, most of the Fabs’ early Granada 1962-63 appearances were live. A possible explanation why many don’t exist is that they were beamed live but not recorded. However, when I interviewed Johnny Hamp, the producer , on most of those early shows he insisted they were taped but wiped shortly thereafter. Moving forward the first two Ready Steady Go! appearances were live – and the 1964/65 “Blackpool Night Out” appearances. And the most famous of all the legendary “Paperback Writer”/ “Raim” appearance on Top Of the Pops on 16 June 1966. Taped, repeated but wiped! Ugh…
@A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room…
Thank you, very much. I guess Americans get so much television that the flow/rhythm of it all is never even considered. To think of the logistical hurdles that are part of presenting a live event and it becomes incredible that The Beatles never even looked nervous. Incredible pressure that exceeds human tolerances??? You’d never know it watching them!
(I think some of the wiped stuff might be in hands of private collectors…I can’t believe such an order doesn’t meet non-compliance at EVERY level)
Although the 1966 Top of the Pops live appearance was wiped in 1966, a 16mm film was made and a VHS of a copy of a copy of a copy of a VHS of that film roll does still exist and has been seen- unfortunately, the quality is so bad you can’t really tell who or what it is.
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