On August 23, 1964, The Beatles performed live at The Hollywood Bowl for the first time. All 18,700 seats were sold. Legend has it that one woman was so intent on not missing the show that she gave birth midway through the performance after waiting the entire day outside the venue until the show began at 9:30pm. The show was recorded but never released commercially while The Beatles were together, due to the impact of the crowd noise over the performance. Besides live albums were not quite as mandatory then as they became later. However in 1977, Capitol used newer techniques to clean up the recordings of this performance and one of the two 1965 Hollywood Bowl shows and selected a few songs from each show to make the Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl LP which has yet to be released on CD in the US. This recording of “I Want To Hold Your Hand” from the 1964 show was not selected for that LP nor has it been on any other official release to date. But along with the screams you can still here it now, on the BROW. Keep listening and you will hear Paul introduce “Boys” by Ringo Starr while John tests his mic.The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
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