Friday, June 6, 2008

This date in Beatles history: 1965

In the early years of their fame, the Beatles recorded a bunch of special live performances for broadcast on BBC Radio.

Their final custom-made BBC program was called “The Beatles Invite You to Take a Ticket to Ride.” It aired on June 6, 1965.

The highlight was a version of “Ticket to Ride” taped on May 26 at London’s Piccadilly Theatre.

Click here to stream that performance on my Vox blog. I like it. I really, really like it. Especially Ringo’s drumming, which doesn’t usually command a lot of attention.

The Beatles radio performances were gathered up for a 1994 double-CD release, “Live at the BBC.”


Anonymous said...

That is a great shot of the boys. I have to say, I like their later stuff better, "Revoler" onward. Still, they were pretty cool, even back then.

Xboy said...

Love your musical choices. Is there any way to put the audio player on your actual web page so we don't have to click away and then come back? That way we could listen while we read.

Undercover Black Man said...

Xboy, thanks for the comment. And I hope you can bear the inconvenience of the Vox links.

I really like the Vox platform, but they don't have a handy embeddable player. And I'd rather not search out an alternative player, even though I've seen cool ones on other blogs.