Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ron Howard Beatles Documentary / Bobby Hebb Live in Detroit August 13, 1966

Here's our Beatles/Bobby Hebb post from 2013 
In Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens on 
August 17, 2014, Bobby performed 5 songs. They are listed here

Bobby Hebb's Concert Performance with The Beatles show

1)Crazy Baby (Bobby Hebb)
2)For You (Van McCoy)
3)Good Good Lovin (Mann/Weil)
4)Got My Mojo Working (Preston Foster), made famous by Muddy Waters
5)Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
After performing a Preston Foster' song (made famous by Muddy Waters) entitled "Got My Mojo Working", Bobby Hebb says to the crowd "Thank you very much. This is a song you made possible..." and when Barry Tashian and The Remains begin the opening chords there's pandemonium from the audience on a scale equal to the response The Beatles were receiving. Of all the opening acts on the bill, only Bobby Hebb had the timing perfect - his song riding the top of the charts just as he's touring with The Fab Four, and his uptempo creation with its good-feel modulation and extended vamp here, as superb a daylight as if The Beatles themselves were singing “Good Day Sunshine”, the song McCartney say was inspired by listening to The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Daydream”. That the song has snow-balled since garnering that applause equal to John, Paul, George and Ringo – probably a thousand covers 44 years after its first recordings in 1965 (vibraphonist Dave Pike in America, Mieko “Miko” Hirota in Japan…songs recorded before Jerry Ross produced Bobby’s hit version) - indicates that Hebb could write a song on par with John and Paul and without the Beatles machine behind it to launch it; but a song that could benefit The Beatles tour and stand on the same platform as “Yesterday”, “Let It Be”, “Revolution” and “Day In The Life”.
Bobby Hebb's Concert Performance with The Beatles show

1)Crazy Baby (Bobby Hebb)
2)For You (Van McCoy)
3)Good Good Lovin (Mann/Weil)
4)Got My Mojo Working  (Preston Foster)
5)Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
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August 13, 1966. The Beatles. Detroit's Olympia Stadium. I Was There!

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So when my friend Gail told me that her uncle, who owned a parking lot near Olympia Stadium, had managed to get his hands on a pair of tickets to the Beatles sold-out show on August 13, , I was over-the-moon thrilled. I was a serious piano student, and my parents took me often to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. But the Beatles weren't Beethoven. This, I knew, would be very different.
So what do I actually remember about that long-ago show, 47 years ago?

Live: Olympia Stadium, Detroit

The second date of The Beatles' final North American tour saw them perform two shows, at 2pm and 7pm, before a total of 28,000 fans at Detroit's Olympia Stadium. They had previously performed at the venue on 6 September 1964.
The Beatles arrived in Detroit at 11am, and left by Greyhound bus immediately after their second show. Their destination was Cleveland, Ohio, where they arrived at 2.30am the following morning.

Stations say NO to Beatles discs

NEW YORK — The radio ban against playing Beatles’ records, which was begun last week by Tommy Charles and Doug Layton, WAQY, Birmingham, Alabama, has spread across the country, with dozens of stations refusing to program or play recordings by the British group.



Ron Howard to direct Beatles concert documentary

By Todd Leopold, CNN
updated 7:52 AM EDT, Thu July 17, 2014

Apple Corps, the Beatles' business organization, and director Ron Howard are teaming up for a documentary on the Fab Four's touring years, according to a statement released by the principals.

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Beatles photographer shares iconic pics

Ringo Starr and the British Invasion

The film will chronicle the rise of Beatlemania, which coincided with the group's relentless touring of England, continental Europe, North America and parts of Asia from 1964 to 1966 -- a punishing schedule of frantic audiences, challenging security and occasional political difficulties that eventually prompted the group to withdraw to the studio, with small exceptions, until its 1970 breakup.

Among the group's trailblazing concerts were the New York Shea Stadium shows in 1965 and 1966, a performance at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan in 1966 and a show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park in 1966 -- the group's final American concert.

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