Archive for ‘Concerts’

May 15, 2012

Jimmy Nicol

During The Beatles’ 1964 tour of Denmark, the Netherlands, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Ringo Starr came down with a high fever and tonsilitis. He had to sit out of the tour to recouperate, so The Beatles temporarily replaced him with drummer Jimmy Nicol. Starr rejoined the group in Australia after a few weeks and finished out the tour behind the kit.

May 13, 2012

Hope of Deliverance

Paul McCartney’s “Hope of Deliverance” appeared on his 1993 solo album Off the Ground and was released as a single that same year. It became a hit in the UK, reaching #18 on the charts, and a staple in his live shows.

McCartney revived the song during his 2012 concert tour of South America. Watch the original promotional video and a recent live concert performance after the jump!

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March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

On March 17th, 1962, The Beatles played a concert at the Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool. The band played on the bill alongside fellow Liverpudlians Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, which included future Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 2, 2012

The Cavern Club

The Cavern Club is a rock and roll music hall in Liverpool, England, made famous by The Beatles performing 292 shows there. The club is where Brian Epstein first saw The Beatles perform on November 9th, 1961. The Cavern still stands in Liverpool as a tourist attraction and a working rock venue.

February 9, 2012

Paul McCartney Live on iTunes

Paul McCartney will commemorate the release of his new album Kisses on the Bottom with a live event, broadcast from Capitol Studios (where the album was recorded), and available exclusively through a live feed on iTunes at 7pm PST on February 9th, 2012.

Click here to go to the iTunes event!

February 7, 2012

The Beatles Arrive in America

On February 7th, 1964, The Beatles arrived in America for the first time, kicking off Beatlemania. The band had waited to come to the U.S. until they had a hit single there, and after “I Want to Hold Your Hand” reached #1, their concert tour was set. After The Beatles landed at JFK Airport in New York, they held a now-famous press conference.

Visit TheBeatles.com to watch a video of the press conference!

February 1, 2012

The Rooftop Concert

The Beatles performed their last ever live performance on the roof of the Apple Records building on January 30th, 1969. The concert was to be the climax of their in-progress Get Back film, which showed the band rehearsing and writing new songs in preparation for a live performance. The show was cut short by the police after local residents complained about the noise.

 

Watch a live performance of “Get Back” from the rooftop concert after the jump!

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September 12, 2011

The Concert for New York City

In response to the attacks on New York City on September 11th, 2001, Paul McCartney organized the charity concert The Concert for New York City. The show assembled a stellar lineup of legendary performers, including The Who, Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, Bon Jovi, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Elton John, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and many others. McCartney performed Beatles classics and solo music, along with a new song specifically for the event entitled “Freedom”.

Watch the live video for “Freedom” after the jump!

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September 10, 2011

The Love We Make

Paul McCartney was on the runway at JFK airport on his way to London when the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11th, 2001 and was essential in putting together The Concert for New York City. He is now releasing a documentary of his journey between the events of 9/11 and the concert, featuring behind the scenes footage, live concert rehearsals, intimate interviews and scenes of the artists and celebrities backstage. The documentary The Love We Make airs on Showtime on Saturday, September 10, 2011.

August 29, 2011

Candlestick Park

The Beatles played their last ever live concert on August 29th, 2011, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. Following a wave of controversies, the overwhelming mania of their fans and an increased focus on creating new records, the band decided to put an end to their touring career.