The Beatles On Television
Get an inside view of The Ed Sullivan Show and the unusual story of one of the most unlikely television stars in the history of the medium. Sullivan's shows were unique in their variety, spontaneity, and the fact that Sullivan insisted they be live. In this book Bernie Ilson, the Sullivan show's P.R. man for eight years, takes us on a trip down memory lane to revisit one of the most popular shows in television history.
Six months after their triumphant first U.S. visit in February, 1964 which included their live American television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show The Beatles returned to the States for their first full-fledged North American tour. Starting on August 19, 1964 in San Francisco, they traversed the country. Playing to a half-million fans, breaking attendance records and causing mass hysteria wherever they appeared.
Very Good 0979103029 Very nice and clean. Text free of highlighting and writing. Tightly bound. The Beatles' performance at New York's Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965 is one of the most exciting and important concert events in the history of popular music. Produced by Sid Bernstein and introduced on stage by television legend Ed Sullivan, John, Paul, George and Ringo played, sang, sweated and laughed for a record crowd of 55, 600 fans.
The whole of the Beatles' amazing TV career is covered here - from their earliest appearances on "Thank Your Lucky Stars " and "The Ed Sullivan Show" to their live performance of "All You Need Is Love" in front of the biggest ever audience in television history. This book shows how the Fab Four swept away the media conventions of an earlier era and replaced them with their own brand of humor.
It's 1964 and ten-year-old Felix is sure of a few things: the birds and the bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he'll never forget. LBJ and Lady Bird are in the White House, Meet the Beatles is on everyone's turntable, and Felix Funicello (distant cousin of the iconic Annette ) is doing his best to navigate fifth grade-easier said than done when scary movies still give you nightmares and you bear a striking resemblance to a certain adorable cartoon boy.
A carefully curated collection of the surviving transcripts of the Beatles' appearances on BBC Radio and Television from 1962 to 1970, featuring commentary from author and Beatles expert Kevin Howlett and rare photographs and memorabilia from the BBC. The year 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the release of The Beatles' first album, Please, Please Me.
You might not know the name "Jean-Jacques Perrey", but chances are that you're heard his music. It's been everywhere: on commercials, in cartoons, and Top 40 hits. It's been sampled by over 70 hip-hop artists including Ice T, Dr. Dre and A Tribe Called Quest. Even the Beatles sampled his music. Just this year, his music was recently used in an episode of "South Park", and in a television commercial for NFL Fantasy Football.
A hit television show about a fictitious rock band, The Monkees (1966-1968) earned two Emmys. Capitalizing on the show's success, the actual band formed by the actors, sold more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined. Twenty years later, the Monkees began a series of reunion tours that continued into their 50th anniversary