Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. When The Beatles’ second Parlophone single, “Please Please Me,” started rushing up the British charts, the idea of getting a Beatles debut album out gained a new level of urgency. Producer George Martin was keen on striking while the iron was hot. He booked them for three […]
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Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. One of the highlights of rock music history was the very first major stadium concert. The act that has the honor of being at the top of the bill for this historic event is The Beatles. Of course, I’m referring to their legendary first Shea Stadium concert […]
Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week. At the end of 1961 when Brian Epstein took over as manager of The Beatles, he wasted no time in getting them the exposure they needed. They had already made a big splash in Liverpool and a few clubs in Hamburg, but, of course, that was nothing […]
Welcome to The Beatles Rarity of the Week which, incidentally is now six years old! After nearly twenty years of inactivity, Apple Records made a victorious return, beginning with when they released the Live At The BBC compilation on November 30th, 1994. The 2-CD set was also released on a very limited 2-LP vinyl set […]
In November 1994 Apple Records made a celebrated triumphant return after not having a release since Ringo Starr’s hits compilation LP Blast From Your Past 19 years earlier. The comeback was initiated with Live At The BBC – a 2-CD collection of Beatles BBC radio performances recorded between 1963 and 1965. Since then they’ve brought […]
Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. Shindig! was an American variety show that aired on ABC from September 1964 through January 1966. Producer Jack Good was lucky enough to get The Beatles to guest on the show’s fourth episode. Jack’s idea was to devote the entire episode to British acts and relocated from […]