Back in the end of July we posted the trailer for the now open film “The Beatles – Eight Days A Week” and if you didn’t see that for some reason please click HERE and enjoy that trailer so it gets you all geared up for this fascinating new film from director Ron Howard. This film opens today and if you are a fan of The Fab Four you know you want to see it. Some brief background follows the poster below.
About The Film: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is an upcoming British-American documentary film directed by Ron Howard about The Beatles’ career during their touring years from 1962–1966, from their performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film will be released theatrically on 15 September 2016 in the United Kingdom and United States, and then start streaming on hulu beginning 17 September 2016. Continue reading Opening Today: “The Beatles – Eight Days a Week” (9/15/2016)→
I grew up on the music of The Beatles, well, okay they were doing their thing for a few years by the time that I got here but when I was listening to music I heard a lot of them thanks to my folks who offered up a proper musical education on their works. For those who were not aware of this, there is a new movie coming out that brings you back in time to their touring years. There was a Teaser Trailer but I didn’t post that and instead opted to wait for the full on trailer which we learned went online a couple of days ago. Check it out and then examine a brief bit of information about the film itself as culled from the Wikipedia entry.
About The Film: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is an upcoming British-American documentary film directed by Ron Howard about The Beatles’ career during their touring years from 1962–1966, from their performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film will be released theatrically on 15 September 2016 in the United Kingdom and United States, and then start streaming on hulu beginning 17 September 2016. Continue reading Trailer Time: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” (9/15/2016)→
You’ll have to pardon my neglecting to put up a post for the nomination process for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees like I had done in the past but somehow my timing was off and then 100 other “need to do” items came up and well here we are. The good part is that the nominees names are all set in stone and can be shared with you readers as we officially welcome the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class for 2015. Check them out below and then I will discuss my own thoughts with you.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles arriving in the USA and NYC for the very first time in their career, the Morrison Hotel Gallery is presenting a photographic exhibit entitled “The Beatles 1964” which has been curated by Julian Lennon and bears the succinct description of “A 50 Year Celebration Of Photography”.
The exhibit can be enjoyed for the entire month of February 2014 and is located in the Loft Space of the Morrison Hotel Gallery on 124 Prince Street in SOHO. I wandered through the presentation and snapped quick photos of what you really need to see in person. Trust me when I say that my camera doesn’t do this historic stuff justice at all.
There are few moments in music history that are as important as the arrival of The Beatles in NYC on February 7th 1964 – “Beatlemania” had finally hit the States and music in this region would be forever changed as result. The Fab Four of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr had already been making their mark in England for a few years now (remember they had formed in 1960) and their sound was something so exciting to our nations musical ears that this visit was without a doubt one of the most anticipated events of its time.
This first US visit had a bunch of events for the band to attend to and one of the biggest parts of their arrival was to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show two times. The first appearance on the show would take place two nights after they arrived and according to historical note, the bands appearance on this television program was seen by approximately 73 million viewers in over 23 million households which you can imagine was unheard of at this time. Imagine this was to happen today with all the millions of mobile devices in peoples hands. Staggering to consider. The band would also play in Washington for their first ever stateside concert and pay a visit to Florida as well. There would be two concerts in NYC at Carnegie Hall before they headed back home on the 22nd of the month. These fifteen days left our country in a frenzy but lucky for the fans of the time The Beatles would return two more times in the years ahead. Continue reading 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Arrive In The USA!!!!→