Monday, January 22, 2007

"The Unseen Beatles"

The past Wednesday night, the Discovery Times channel aired an hour-long program entitled The Unseen Beatles, which had previously aired on the BBC and is also available on DVD. I must say that I really enjoyed the program, especially the interviews with Barry Tashian, Tony Bramwell and Larry Kane. The home movie footage of the lads goofing off and the fan-filmed footage from Candlestick Park made this unauthorized doc more interesting that the usual run-of-the-mill programs. I found the comments regarding the amature nature of the Beatles tours interesting--it seems as soon as their touring days ended, massive improvements in sound equipment, stage-set up, and venues occurred.

(I recall that they were particularly impressed with the new PA system at the Atlanta Stadium in 1965--John remarked they could actually hear themselves above the screaming crowd for once! That's one of my favorite of their live performances.)

Here are a few screen captures to entertain you. (You naughty boy, George!)

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