While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps

(George Harrison)

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    • Remastered 2009

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  • 2018 Mix

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  • Acoustic Version  – Take 2 / Audio

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  • From Concert For George

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  • LP – “Love”

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. LP – “Anthology 3”

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. George and Friends

The Concert for Bangladesh

Live from Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.A, 1971

Remastered 2009

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See Also – Further References

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Akustik Studio, 67 Kirchenallee, Hamburg, Germany

Akustik Studio Recordings[edit]

15 October 1960[edit]

In Hamburg, Germany, during the Beatles’ first stint there, Lennon, McCartney and Harrison recorded a song as the backing group for Lu Walters, the bassist from Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The Beatles’ drummer, Pete Best, was not present, and Hurricanes drummer Ringo Starr played instead. It was the first time John, Paul, George and Ringo recorded music together. Sutcliffe was present at the session but did not play. The song was recorded in the small Akustik studio, in a similar arrangement to the Beatles’ recordings at Phillips’ Sound Recording Services. The song, with a spoken advertisement as the B-side, was pressed onto nine mono 78 rpm acetate discs. After the song was recorded, Walters, Starr, Ty Brian and Johnny Byrne, all in the Hurricanes, recorded “Fever” and “September Song“. None of the recordings were ever released. The session tapes were most likely erased, and none of the discs are known to have survived.[12]

Recordings[12]
Personnel[12]

Musicians:

  • George Harrison – guitar
  • John Lennon – guitar
  • Paul McCartney – guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums
  • Lu Walters – vocals, bass guitar

Memorial Auditorium, 650 South Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas 75202-5005, USA

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Live: Memorial Auditorium, Dallas

This was The Beatles’ only concert in Dallas, Texas. They topped a bill which also included, in order of appearance, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, and Jackie DeShannon.

Ticket for The Beatles at the Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, 18 September 1964

When the group arrived in Dallas they were driven to the Cabana Motor Hotel, which was then owned by Doris Day. There were chaotic scenes outside the Cabana, with fans pressing so hard against a glass door that it broke. The Beatles’ journey from their car to the building’s rear entrance proved equally hazardous, with both George Harrison and Ringo Starr losing their footing in the mêlée.

John Lennon at the Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, 18 September 1964

Prior to the show they held their customary press conference, their last of the tour. A number of enterprising teenage girls, purportedly from radio stations, managed to talk their way in.

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The brother of American singer Trini Lopez, who had toured with The Beatles in 1963, was present at the press conference. He wore a suit that Trini had given him, which had been worn on the English tour. The Beatles recognised the suit and invited Lopez’s brother to join them for dinner that evening.

 

EzoicAt the Dallas Memorial Auditorium, the stage was three times the normal height for a Beatles concert. A telephoned bomb threat delayed the start of the show, although no bombs were found. However, during the search a number of fans were discovered hiding under the stage and in washrooms.

 

There were 12 songs in the group’s setlist: ‘Twist And Shout’‘You Can’t Do That’‘All My Loving’‘She Loves You’‘Things We Said Today’‘Roll Over Beethoven’‘Can’t Buy Me Love’‘If I Fell’‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’‘Boys’‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’.

The Beatles at the Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, 18 September 1964

The Beatles performed in front of 10,000 fans; each of the tickets had sold out in a day. Following their 30-minute set, the group were driven to the Dallas Love Field, from where their charter aeroplane took off at 11.08. The Beatles were taken to a Missouri ranch for a day off.

During the flight, in the early hours of 19 September, Paul McCartney led The Beatles’ entire entourage in a rendition of Happy Birthday for manager Brian Epstein, after which a number of gifts, including glassware and a vintage telephone, were presented.

 

Bell Hall, Street Benedict’s School, Orford Lane, Orford, Warrington

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Live: Bell Hall, Warrington

 Friday 20 July 1962 

.  This was The Beatles’ only live performance in Warrington, then in Lancashire,

They were supported by The Vigilantes and The Renegades. The entrance charge was 2/6d.

Bell Hall was supposedly a church hall situated on Orford Lane, accessed down a small alley. which was later demolished.

… 2/6 by the way was equivalent to £2.85 in todays money.!!!

I wonder if any tickets have survived. or if any of our senior posters went to this ?

 

I was a bit to young at the time,

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This was The Beatles’ only live performance in Warrington, Lancashire, a town less than 20 miles from Liverpool.

They were supported by The Vigilantes and The Renegades. The entrance charge was 2/6d.

Bell Hall was a church hall situated on Orford Lane, accessed down a small alley. It was later demolished.

 

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Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

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Live: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

The Beatles’ penultimate live concert took place at the Dodger Stadium at Elysian Park Avenue in Los Angeles, California. It took place the day before their final show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

The Beatles at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, 28 August 1966

A number of the concerts on The Beatles’ final tour had failed to sell out, in a marked contrast with their previous visits to America. In an attempt to counter press criticism of the group’s commercial clout, the group’s manager Brian Epstein released a statement.

This tour compares phenomenally well with last year’s. It’s much better all round this year, from the point of view of increased interest and we are actually playing to bigger audiences. Here in Los Angeles, for example, 36,000 people saw The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl. Today’s concert at Dodger Stadium is attracting 10,000 more. People have been saying things about diminishing popularity, but all one can go by is attendances, which are absolutely huge. By the time we leave, 400,000 people will have seen this series of shows, and Sid Bernstein has already delivered his formal invitation to The Beatles to return to Shea Stadium for him in the summer of 1967.
Brian Epstein

A press conference was held before the concert, in which John Lennon’s controversial comments that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus” once again dominated proceedings. He repeated the remark once again but, unlike at prior press conferences on the tour, chose not to apologise.

The Beatles performed before 45,000 people in Los Angeles. Tickets were priced at $3, $4.50, $5.50 and $6. The cheapest were reserved for members of the US Army.

The support acts for the concert were The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. The Beatles performed a set consisted of 11 songs: ‘Rock And Roll Music’‘She’s A Woman’‘If I Needed Someone’‘Day Tripper’‘Baby’s In Black’‘I Feel Fine’‘Yesterday’‘I Wanna Be Your Man’‘Nowhere Man’‘Paperback Writer’, and ‘Long Tall Sally’.

In 1966 the road was getting pretty boring and it was also coming to the end for me. Nobody was listening at the shows. That was OK at the beginning, but it got that we were playing really bad, and the reason I joined The Beatles was because they were the best band in Liverpool. I always wanted to play with good players. That was what it was all about. First and foremost, we were musicians: singers, writers, performers. Where we ended up on a huge crazy pedestal was not really in my plan. My plan was to keep playing great music. But it was obvious to us that the touring had to end soon, because it wasn’t working any more.

On the last tour of America the most exciting thing was meeting people who came to the shows, not the shows themselves. We’d played the stadiums, we’d played to the big crowds, and still we were only doing our thirty-minute show!

The concert promoter had arranged only 102 security staff for the Dodger Stadium, and dozens were hurt and 25 arrested when fans clashed with police during a rush for the main gates as the concert ended. The Beatles’ limousine was forced to turn back after fans climbed over it, and they retreated to the offices beneath the grandstand.

Police used clubs to keep people at bay, and the gates were charged by fans wielding wooden barricades. Bottles and sticks were thrown at police before control could be restored. Crowds remained in the stadium for some time after The Beatles left the stage.

We were driven to the stadium in an armoured car that was parked immediately behind the stage. At this late point in the tour I suspect that the fans’ grapevine had circulated full detail of the boys’ act, giving everyone prior warning of the songs that would end the set. Even before the group started Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’, hundreds of fans invaded the field and surrounded our getaway car. By the time The Beatles left the stage and we were ready to pull away, many hundreds if not thousands more had positioned themselves across our path. Our driver yelled: ‘Hold very tight, folks!’ Then he slammed his gears into reverse and we sped backwards across the field at breakneck speed. Panic-stricken fans flung themselves out of our way. I was amazed that we didn’t smash into anyone. The trick failed to clear a path for our escape and the driver gave up. At high speed he headed for a dugout at the far side of the field and we hurriedly raced underground out of sight of the noisy hordes of fans. For two hours we were imprisoned in a team dressing room for our own safety while extra cops came in to start clearing the hysterically boisterous crowd. The getaway car we hoped to use was severely damaged and put out of action. Two girls even ran off with the ignition key as a souvenir! All four boys were on the point of despair and we were discussing the possibility that our party might have to stay cooped up at the stadium overnight. Ringo broke the ensuing silence by saying in a small voice: ‘Can I please go home to my mummy now, please can I?’ Two further unsuccessful attempts were made to get us out using decoy limousines and the third try was equally disastrous. We were put into an ambulance that managed to crash into a heap of broken fencing, after which it couldn’t be driven any further. Extra squads of police from the sheriff’s department eventually escorted us away to safety in an armoured car. Silently to ourselves we repeated Ringo’s heartfelt plea. We wanted to go home now. Please, could we?
Tony Barrow
John, Paul, George, Ringo & Me

The group eventually left in an armoured van from the opposite side of the venue. They returned to their rented home at 7665 Carson Road, Beverly Hills, before flying to San Francisco at 4pm on 29 August 1966.

De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU, Leicestershire

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Live: De Montfort Hall, Leicester

This was the second date of The Beatles’ British tour of 1964. They played two shows at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall, for which they were paid £850.

The Beatles’ set contained 10 songs: ‘Twist And Shout’‘Money (That’s What I Want)’‘Can’t Buy Me Love’‘Things We Said Today’‘I’m Happy Just To Dance With You’‘I Should Have Known Better’‘If I Fell’‘I Wanna Be Your Man’‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’.

The support acts on the tour were The Rustiks, Sounds Incorporated, Michael Haslam, The Remo Four, Tommy Quickly and Mary Wells, and the compère was Bob Bain. The concerts started at 6.15pm and 8.45pm.

Live: De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Day 26 of The Beatles’ 1963 Autumn Tour took them back to Leicester’s De Montfort Hall, a venue they had previously performed in on 31 March 1963.

The Beatles' 1963 winter tour programmeAs with each of the concerts on the tour, The Beatles performed a set containing 10 songs: ‘I Saw Her Standing There’‘From Me To You’‘All My Loving’‘You Really Got A Hold On Me’‘Roll Over Beethoven’‘Boys’‘Till There Was You’‘She Loves You’‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ and ‘Twist And Shout’.

Tickets for The Beatles at Leicester's De Montfort Hall, 1 December 1963

Live: De Montfort Hall, Leicester

This was the second date of The Beatles’ British tour of 1964. They played two shows at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall, for which they were paid £850.

The Beatles’ set contained 10 songs: ‘Twist And Shout’‘Money (That’s What I Want)’‘Can’t Buy Me Love’‘Things We Said Today’‘I’m Happy Just To Dance With You’‘I Should Have Known Better’‘If I Fell’‘I Wanna Be Your Man’‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’.

The support acts on the tour were The Rustiks, Sounds Incorporated, Michael Haslam, The Remo Four, Tommy Quickly and Mary Wells, and the compère was Bob Bain. The concerts started at 6.15pm and 8.45pm.