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RARE PHOTOS OF BEATLE’S FIRST WORLD TOUR VISIT TO SEATTLE

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In August 1964, The Beatles had been playing together for four years and were embarking on their first official world tour. Seattle’s KeyArena, then called the Seattle Coliseum, was the third stop on their tour.

Timothy Eagan, a 19-year-old photographer from Queen Anne, was able to score a press pass from a family friend.

His photographs are now managed by MOHAI, who describes the scene: “The fearless teen elbowed his way up to the front of the stage to shoot three rolls of film.”

 

 

Eagan was one of almost 15,000, mostly teenage, fans who filled the venue. It was reported that girls outnumbered the boys 20 to 1 and the the music could barely be heard over the screaming teens.

Eagan later continued his photography career as a staff photographer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and then with an agency in New York.

During their Seattle visit, the “Fab Four” stayed at the Edgewater Hotel, marking the hotel’s place in Seattle history.

 

 

 

 

source:seattlepi

 

 

 

 

 

 


‘YOU GAVE ME THE ANSWER’ – Louisa from the US asks…

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We love January in London. Of course, there are always two sides to every coin and we think the best thing about cold, short days is that we have the perfect excuse to stay in and cosy up with a book / album / film [delete as appropriate!].

If, like us, you have found that spending more time than usual with your loved ones over the holiday season also seems to result in more time spent in front of the telly, you are not alone! In fact, this month’s question has sparked a huge office debate over the ultimate TV programme! And if you thought those kinds of important discussions were off limits to someone like Paul… well, think again!

Louisa from the US got in touch to ask Paul:

“What are your favourite American television shows of all time?”

Paul: “Thanks for your question, Louisa. Well, you know it depends what genre. I mean, if it’s a series then I liked ‘Breaking Bad’ a lot. And then game shows? I like ‘Family Fortunes!’” (AKA ‘Family Feud’ in the US!)

PM.com: “We’ve seen you watching that on tour!”

Paul: “I nearly always have that on in the dressing room before a show because you don’t have to think too hard and it’s not depressing. You know, whereas if you’ve got the news channel something could come on that can makes me think, ‘Oh, my God!’ And then you’ve got to try and do a show!

“So, I like Steve Harvey in America doing ‘Family Fortunes’. I just like guessing at, you know [does impression] ‘100 men, were asked what…’ And I like trying to get the top answer! I just think it’s a fun show, you know. So that’s nice and light. And then as I say, series probably ‘Breaking Bad’ and I like ‘Veep’, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She’s very funny and I think it’s a hilarious look at her being the Vice President. It’s very like the British series ‘The Thick of It’.”

source:paulmccartney.com

ON THIS DAY: GEORGE PERFORM ‘THIS SONG’ ON ZDF-TV’s ‘DISCO’77’ 41 YEARS AGO

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George Harrison perform “This Song” at ZDF Studios in Unterföhring (Munich), West Germany, for the Feb. 5, 1977, airing of the ZDF TV music show Disco ’77 as part of a European promotional tour for his album Thirty-Three and 1/3.




PAUL REVEALS HIS PRE-GIG RITUAL INVOLVES WATCHING “FAMILY FORTUNES” IN HIS DRESSING ROOM

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Paul admitted that he loves tuning in to episodes of Family Fortunes before he takes to the stage.

The revelation came about when the star was asked by a fan to name his favourite American TV shows of all time.
Paul said: “Well, you know it depends what genre. I mean, if it’s a series then I liked Breaking Bad a lot. And then game shows? I like Family Fortunes!.
“I nearly always have that on in the dressing room before a show because you don’t have to think too hard and it’s not depressing. You know, whereas if you’ve got the news channel something could come on that can makes me think, ‘Oh, my God!’ And then you’ve got to try and do a show!
“So, I like Steve Harvey in America doing Family Fortunes. I just like guessing at, you know [does impression] ‘100 men, were asked what…’
“And I like trying to get the top answer! I just think it’s a fun show, you know. So that’s nice and light. And then as I say, series probably Breaking Bad and I like Veep, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She’s very funny and I think it’s a hilarious look at her being the Vice President. It’s very like the British series The Thick of It.”
The game show – which is based on the American version Family Feud – ran on ITV from 1980 to 2002, before being revived by the same channel in 2006 under the title of All Star Family Fortunes.
The game involves two families providing answers to everyday questions that were surveyed by 100 members of the British public before the show to win cash prizes.
The top answers are displayed on a large electronic board, known as “Mr. Babbage”, which famously sounds a wrong answer “Eh-uhh” sound effect and its accompanying X to signal the strike, as well as a “ding” for a right answer.Past presenters include Bob Monkhouse, Max Bygraves and Les Dennis.

source:mirror