Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Screen Captures: A 1966 North American Tour Retrospective





















Screen captures from some available footage from The Beatles' last tour...the first segment of captures are from a press conference held in a locker room of the DC Stadium in Washington, DC, on August 15th. A press member pointed out that the Vatican had defended John's infamous "Jesus" remark, to which John replied, "If it makes other people feel better, it'll make me feel better." He also became angry when it was suggested that the whole incident was a publicity stunt.

The section of photos which reveals John's shorter haircut and large round glasses are taken from a TV interview conduced backstage at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, on August 19th. During this interview, John stated that people are entitled to have their own opinions about the group, and they are in turn entitled to have nothing to do with those people. Paul chimes in that it is a good thing that they are saying the war in Vietnam is wrong. John adds that it's difficult to keep quiet about what is going on in the world unless you're a monk. John quickly adds, "Sorry, monks, I didn't mean it!" with a large gesture of his arms.

(Descriptions of the conferences taken from viewing the footage and also from John C. Winn's That Magic Feeling.)

The concert captures are from different stops along the way, including Seattle and Memphis.

Coming up next--screen captures from their last concert at Candlestick Park. Soon to follow--an overview of their last press conference as a touring group.

5 comments:

Spurs Dork said...

I definitely have seen that Memphis interview... really, only John and Paul do all the talking lol I'd love to see the Washington one. Thanks for the caps!

Sara aka Starshyne said...

I am curious to see what you believe to be the last Beatles press conference...L.A. or Seattle. This is a debate, you know. I have been recently switched over to believe in Seattle as the final press conference.

Have you seen the Safari DVDs? I just got #2 today and I really have enjoyed them.

Sara aka Starshyne

child of nature said...

Thanks for the comments!

Sara--I do believe Seattle to be the last joint press conference given by The Beatles as a touring group. That press conference was actually conducted on the stage at the Seattle Coliseum on Aug. 25 at 8:00 PM; the L.A. one was on the 24th.

I don't have the Safari DVDs--I have the Yesterday and Today and Telecasts 1966 DVDs for the '66 footage. I just got the Get Back/Winter of Discontent and Eye of the Hurricane sets. I'm wanting the Palais and Plazas set desperately!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

CAZ said...

Can you please tell me how I can watch the 66 Washington DC press conference...I really need to see this...that's my brothers art work hanging behind the Beatles.
Peace - CC

Anonymous said...

Where can you download the Safari movies?