Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Feb 15, 2005.
B&W shots always do it for me.
Of course my favorite shot, right before air..
Miami the next week, the day before the live broadcast..
Sunday February 16th 1964, Miami live broadcast. Note the "minicam" on the right..Full of heavy tubes no doubt.
David Picker of UA films signs the Beatles to a contract with Brian looking on.
Second shot is a snap of the Plaza Hotel reception, Monday February 10th 1964. No idea who those other guys are..
Crowd at airport saying goodbye to the Beatles on Feb. 21, 1964.
Thanks Steve!...that was a blast...my favorite "Beatle" time...
Beatlemania, in real time...
Steve, I could be wrong, but those look like the WMCA "Good Guys"! 570 on your AM dial!
....hence the term "Faces made for radio"...
Wow! Great pictures!
Yeah, they are!!!
John is sporting his brand new Rick 325 JetGlo that was given to him the same week!
That's them, Bob! Thanks! The Good Guys and WABC's All-Americans (with Cousin Brucie and Scott Muni) were tripping all over each other to get the latest Beatle Scoops in those days...not to mention Murray the K on WINS....wow, feel like watching "First US Visit" right about now....
Great photos; I agree b&w gives it a timeless quality.
That first photo of the rehearsal reminds me of a story I read recently (can't remember where I read it) about how The Beatles arrived for rehearsals and Ringo discovered they had sent the wrong color drums to the Sullivan Theatre ...The correct color was ordered from a local music shop(name was in the article,can't remember it either) and the new set arrrived in time for the show...this picture backs up the story....great photo Steve!!!!!!!
thanks for the photos Steve. Are these published anywhere? There are so many Beatles "picture" books, I flip through them in the bookstores, but have yet to purchase any.
AWESOME pics! Thanks for sharing, Steve.
Beautiful pictures!! Thanks
I'm sure these are published..
I believe the book is "THE BEATLES ARE COMING!" by Bruce Spizer. Not 100% sure though..
I have the book. I recognize some of them at least.
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The story is also in Spizer's The Beatles Are Coming, with a couple more pictures of Ringo at the white kit.
I wonder if someone can explain the layout of the Ed Sullivan Theater in those photos, having been there for Letterman I don't recall the stage being so low...or is that the balcony and is there an audience behind all of the people in standing in front of the Beatles...Probably a stupid question, but....
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