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vrijdag 1 mei 2020

The Beatles - Melbourne 15/16/17 Juni 1964

On Sunday June 14th 1964 the Beatles arrived in Melbourne for a 3 night concert engagement at Festival Hall with 2 shows each night. 

 There were chaotic scenes outside the Southern Cross Hotel (on the corner of Bourke and Exhibition Streets) when the Beatles appeared on the balcony just above street level. Exhibition Street was blocked by an estimated 20,000 screaming fans. (Only Melbourne)

                                               "You Can't Do That"

About 45,000 people saw the six performances, and the last show was taped for television by Channel 9 and broadcast in Australia on 1st July from 7:30 to 8:30. Brian Epstein had originally agreed to 10 minutes being broadcast, but after he had seen a preview he was so pleased with it he allowed 22 minutes (the rest of the broadcast was made up with Australian music acts).

                                           "All My Loving",

The performances included, "I Saw Her Standing There", "You Can't Do That", "All My Loving", "She Loves You", "Till There Was You", Roll Over Beethoven", Can't Buy Me Love", Twist And Shout" and "Long Tall Sally".

                                                                 "She Loves You"

Inside the hotel the Beatles were reunited with Ringo who had flown in with Brian Epstein that morning. Jimmy Nicol packed his bag and left the next day.

                                                                  Can't Buy Me Love"

Also, an E.M.I. reception was held at the Southern Cross Hotel the following day and John Lennon flew into a rage when he saw the altered Australian cover for the "With The Beatles" album. 

                                                              Twist And Shout"

 Australian entrepreneur Kenn Brodziak had booked the group 12 months earlier, just before the eruption of Beatlemania, for an unbelievable £2500 ($5000) per week.

                                                    Long Tall Sally 
 During Long Tall Sally a young audience member, Brent McCausland, leapt up on the stage and shook Lennon’s hand.

 But it wasn’t all short shows and screaming girls. On the afternoon of the Beatles’ last day in Melbourne, George Harrison borrowed a red MG and drove through the eastern suburbs along Whitehorse Rd — Box Hill, Blackburn, Mitcham and Ringwood — and up the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road to Olinda stopping at the Kenloch tea rooms for a sandwich. A picture of him outside hung there for many years.

                                     The Beatles with didgeridoos during their 1964 Australian tour.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - ZiggoDome, Amsterdam (encore) June5th 2013

  "Roll Another Number" a beautiful farewell song where Neil thanks everyone for coming, Also "All of the Crazy Horse Personnel" is thanked for their cooperation and Neil wishes us all a safe journey home .. And who knows, maybe goodbye ...
A nice ending to a beautiful Neil Young evening.

"Roll Another Number"

donderdag 30 april 2020

Alison Krauss & Robert Plant - Live BBC( 05-06-2008)

                              (Foto Blowfish)

Een op het eerste gezicht een wat vreemde combinatie,Led Zeppelin zanger Robert Plant en het Amerikaans bluegrass fenomeen Alison Krauss.Het contact tussen Plant en Krauss werd al een jaar of zeven geleden gelegd, maar ze zongen voor het eerst samen op een tribute-concert ter ere van Leadbelly in 2004. Daarna duurde het nog even voor ze de tijd vonden om samen de studio in te gaan. De productie van Raising Sand is gedaan door T-Bone Burnett, die ook het materiaal koos in samenwerking met Krauss en Plant. De de twee stemmen passen wonderbaarlijk goed bij elkaar ,en uiteraard volgt er dan een bijbehorende tournee.

Natuurlijk was er een bezoek aan het prachtige BBC programma ,,Later,, met presentator Jools Holland waarvan hier een paar fragmenten.

Rich Woman

En wat een band!o.a T-Bone Burnett,de grote inspirator van dit project,rootscountryrocker Buddy Miller,drumfenomeen Jay Bellrose,snaarvirtuoos Stuart Duncan ,Dennis Crouch op contrabas ,allemaal topmuzikanten uit het roots/country/americana genre.

I,m a Woman Lovin Man

Alison Krauss Official Site
Robert Plant Official Site
T-Bone Burnett Official Site
Buddy & Julie Miller Official Site
Jay Bellerose
Stuart Duncan
Dennis Crouch (The Time Jumpers)

dinsdag 28 april 2020

Gov't Mule and John Scofield, "Opium," 3/12/15

 Gov't Mule with special guest John Scofield perform moe.'s "Opium," at the Orpheum Theater, Boston on 3/12/15.

 Brought to you by Less Than Face Productions.