In 1964, at the end of the North American tour, The Beatles played a Charity concert at the Paramount Theatre in New York City, the 3,682-member audience each paid $100 a ticket. You probably weren’t among that crowd but did you catch the Fab 4 this summer?
1966 George Harrison went to India for his first visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
By now I’m sure you know about David Letterman’s final show last night. Over his remarkable 30+ year career, Letterman has promoted and introduced to the public hundreds of musical acts and comedians. It was a badge of honor to be featured on his Late Night show, and in honor of his famous “Top 10” segment, we have compiled our own “Top 10” of favorite performances on Letterman by acts we have coming to the Music Circus and Melody Tent this summer.
As I sit here writing this post, the city-wide moment of silence has just ended, the Red Sox game has resumed and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sits in jail guilty on 30 charges and is awaiting sentencing. It is about 60 degrees outside and Aaron Hernandez just gotten to Walpole, his new home for the rest of his life. I’m excited about the Spring, I’m heavy-hearted about the Marathon victims and I’m elated about next Monday. There is no doubt that April 15th will stay with me for the rest of my life,
Johnny Cash would have turned 83 today. The ‘man in black’ is regarded as one of the most influential men not only in country music, but in all of music history. To celebrate the legend’s day of birth, we decided to list our top 5 Cash songs of all time.
1. Folsom Prison Blues (Live Version)-
My favorite thing about this song is the fact that he sang it at the actual Folsom Prison.
February 23 is a crowded day in the history of music. On this day in 1940, Woody Guthrie wrote the lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land” in his New York City hotel room. In later year, several other artists would record covers of the song including legend Bob Dylan.
In 1965, The Beatles began filming on their follow-up to “A Hard Days Night” in the Bahamas. The working title for the project was “Eight Arms to Hold You.”
February 12th has been a somewhat quiet day in music history. In 1970, John Lennon chose today to perform his new single “Instant Karma” on BBC TV’s “Top Of Pops” program. Lennon wrote, recorded and mixed the single all in one day, making it one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history.
Al Green remembers February 12th because on this day in 1972 his single “Let’s Stay Together” hit #1 on the US charts.
February 11th was a prominent day in Beatles history, with the group taking up most of this post. On this day in 1963, The Beatles only needed ten hours in the studio to record ten songs for their first album. John Lennon only needed one take to record his vocal track for “Twist and Shout”.
In 1964, February 11th was the date of The Beatles first live performance in the US. They played for 8,000+ screaming fans at the Washington Coliseum.
Every year the South Shore Playhouse Associates (Parent company of the Music Circus) supports local non-profits on the South Shore. SSPA also supports our environment with earth friendly systems and equipment.