The Beatles in 1963

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  1. beatcomber

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    By golly, you're right!

    August 1, 1965.
     
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    This is a set they did for Swedish radio later that year (the posted show was for Swedish TV). You can't see them but this is just a savage performance and the sound is in proper balance.



     
  3. murraythek

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    This ages so well. All four Beatles are on point here.
     
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    I recently saw a documentary that said at first Pete Best was the most popular Beatle,
    and at one point they even had his drum set out front as the leader.

    George was the one who wanted him out and Ringo in, and the fans knew it, and some
    got very angry at Ringo's first few gigs.

    George was often the target of the anger, more so than Ringo, since he led the ouster.
     
  5. buddyboy

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    Take a listen to Pete's performance on "Love Me Do". Thank Heaven they canned him! Granted, it could have been handled "better", but he had to go.
     
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    Interesting watching Lennon's choice of chord voicings.
     
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    and with no monitors! the degree of tightness is scary good.
     
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    I think it was a McCartney bio I read that mentioned Pete was far and away the most handsome of the bunch, so it's no suprise they put him out front, at least at first. It also seemed they worried more about how his mother would be affected, She owned the Casbah Coffee Club where they got started in Liverpool.

    https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury...-business-with-paul-mccartney-20180405-h0ye02
     
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    After finally screening "Yesterday" yesterday, it was clear the C was a good option.
     
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    Cool clip! Anyone else irritated by the folks clapping on the '1'..... or just me ?
     
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    He was initially taught to play on a banjo by his mother, and the tiny neck on that 3/4-scale Rickenbacker lends itself to playing chord shapes that are not so easy on full-scale instruments.
     
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    :aok Yes. I had read that. This is the first time I'd actually seen that in action. Those inversions against what George was playing made the band sound like a 5 piece. Brilliant, even if by accident rather than design.
     
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    At least he tried to add something to it, better than the mediocre perfomance that a studio musician did.
     
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    Huh? It is a terrible performance by a guy who, obviously, can't play. 200 Hamburg performances apparently had no impact on his improvement as a drummer. Trying to "add something" doesn't work when you can't even play, lol, particularly when it's as bad as that performance. Geo. Martin was right to insist that a top studio drummer cut the part.

    Btw - "mediocre performnce that a studio musician did" Really? What are you on about with that comment?
     
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    Ever notice how John plays a first position D chord, using his pinky to land on the fourth string F#? He does it effortlessly every time. Amazing.
     
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    Meen-e-ah-po-lis, Meen-ah-soh tah!
    I'd heard that one before (it's on Disc 1 of BEATLES ANTHOLOGY 2) but hadn't seen it--thanks! And when you consider that that performance followed the first ever live performance of "Yesterday" on the same show....wow! (John after the "Yesterday" performance: "Thank you Ringo, that was wonderful!"
     
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    Good catch! Really easy to play though if you're used to playing that shape. I use it all the time too.
     
  19. beatcomber

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    Spot-on comment!

    Watching those "Beatles To a Tee" split-screen instructional videos, my mind was regularly blown by how cleverly George and John arranged the guitar parts.



    Many many years ago I taught myself that chord shape, just because I saw Lennon do it!

    I use the full 4-finger shape a lot. It's pretty handy for "in-between" chords like E flat and easily transitions to the relative minor chord in the same fretboard position.

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    Dean DeLeo uses that a lot.
     

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