Friday 20 August 2010

Got Live If You Want It

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I don't need an excuse to play The Beatles or, indeed, anything Beatles related. And today is no different. It's neither a high day or holiday but, if I was looking for a motive, I could argue that it's all part of my warm up for the Matthew Street Festival up in Liverpool next week. We went last year and in 48 hours took in more Beatles tribute bands (mostly in The Cavern) than most people would see in a lifetime. But that can't be healthy, I hear you say. And you'd probably be right. Anyway, take a peep at this: some classic archive footage of The Fab 4 in Tokyo, 1966. If you're only used to seeing grainy black and white footage of the Hey Jude hitmakers playing live, then this is for you.


  1. The Shea Stadium footage is another break from the'll see that Epi guitar John's using in the Japan clip also appearing here but sanded down (better for the sound apparently). Mick Ronno did the same with his LP and Macca with his Rickenbacker bass

  2. Never got the taking the finish off bit... I think the difference to sound so marginal frankly esp considering the differences / nuances from amps, cables etc. etc. and then each venues different sound