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LOL!!! I kind of like Ringo's artwork, even if it is childish & simple-minded! Lmfao at least it isn't Caveman like drawing!

I kind of like Ringo's artwork too!! It's Cute, even though it's child like and simple minded. LOL!!  ;-)

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, at least it isn't Caveman like drawing!!! :-D

Love that Picture you posted!!! LMAO!!!!!! :-D

Well this isn't totally a "Beatle fact" but I just learned today that Larry Williams died of suspected suicide in 1980. Sad! I'm not sure but I think that The Beatles covered more of his songs than they covered any other band/artist's songs? (Three: "Bad Boy", "Slow Down", and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy") And I think I remember reading somewhere that he was actually present during one of their recording sessions? I think it was while they recorded a cover of one of his songs?? Could be someone else I'm thinking of, but I do recall reading something like that a long time ago. Does anyone here know anything more about this? Thanks! :-)

That is Sad that Larry Williams died of suspected suicide in 1980!!

What I found:

“Short Fat Fannie” has been covered by The Beatles while filming “Let It Be"
Paul McCartney in 1999 covered “Bad Boy"on his “Run Devil Run” album. The Beatles
covered “Slow Down,” “Dizzy, Miss Lizzy,” and “Bad Boy". That's all I could find on the
Larry Williams / Beatles connection. I couldn't find anything about Larry Williams being
present during one of their recording sessions? But, it may be?

BUT, "Carl Perkins" said in an interview......He told broadcaster Scott Muni: “We wound up – John, Paul, George and Ringo – sitting on a couch and me sitting on a floor with a guitar.” The Beatles asked him what he was doing the next night and although he was due to fly out in the morning, he told them he had no plans, so they invited him to their recording session at Abbey Road. When he arrived at the studio, no one had told him that the Beatles were going to record some of his songs. He said, “George Martin said, ‘Are we ready to go?’ and Ringo cut out on ‘Honey Don’t’. It was a magic time…I was in the studio when they cut ‘Honey Don’t’, ‘Matchbox’ and ‘Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby’. And they did a version of ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ which was never released.”

:-)

YES! That's it! Thank you Beatlebob! It was Carl Perkins, not Larry Williams who was there in the studio while The Beatles covered some of his songs one day. I read that so long ago, like over 10 years ago, LOL so I wasn't sure anymore. Thank you for clearing that up for me! Another fact I learned today although not Beatley is that "Blue Suede Shoes" was originally by Carl Perkins, not Elvis Presley. :-)

I actually did not know that "The First U.S. Visit" was shelved and unreleased until 1991.

I always figured it had a limited theatrical release in 1964, but maybe only in England or something. LOL.

Amazing how even after nearly 15 years of being a Beatles fan I still learn a few new things about them every once in a while. :-) 

You're Very Welcome, Sadie!! :-) While searching about Larry Williams and The Beatles I came across the Information about Carl Perkins. ;-) And I found that information in an Old thread online! So, yeah, you read that so long ago, like over 10 years ago! LOL! ;-) Thanks for adding that other Fact about "Blue Suede Shoes" was originally by Carl Perkins, not Elvis Presley. :-) I read that too somewhere. :-)

And Thanks for the Information about the "The First U.S. Visit"!! I had it on VHS when it came out. I found This information below. There Was a 1964 Version called “What’s Happening: The Beatles in the U.S.A.”

The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit
Albert and David Maysles—1964/1991—83 minutes

It was only ten weeks after the assassination of President John Kennedy. With the pall of national tragedy still in the air that winter, the filmmaking team of Albert and David Maysles got a call from Granada Television in England saying a musical group named the Beatles were arriving in New York in a couple of hours and would they mind heading down and maybe getting some footage? Albert was a bit nonplussed but younger brother David was more hip to the current pop scene and sensed the opportunity. After negotiating a deal right there on the phone, the light-traveling duo were on their way to recently renamed John F. Kennedy Airport, getting there just in time for the famous moment when John, Paul, George, and Ringo hesitated a moment at the top of the steps while leaving the plane, realizing that the hordes of people lining the balcony of the terminal were there for them and not some head of state as they first thought. And just like that the Maysles brothers found themselves in the middle of one of the twentieth century’s defining cultural moments. The First U.S. Visit is a 1991 re-edit of the original ’64 film (called “What’s Happening: The Beatles in the U.S.A.”) that adds more music and excises some interview material. But both versions pull the viewer right into the middle of the tumultuous birth of 1960s youth culture. It also features the Beatles performing thirteen unedited songs, from both a Washington, D.C., concert and the epochal Ed Sullivan Show TV appearances.

The main difference between the original 1964 documentary and the 1991 re-edited version is that 22 minutes of the Beatles' live recorded performances on The Ed Sullivan Show have been inserted the 1991 release. However, as the 1964 documentary is 81 minutes long[4] and the 1991 version is 83 minutes, some 20 minutes of the 1964 documentary have been excluded, such as several scenes with Brian Epstein.
The original 1964 documentary is still being shown at various festivals, such as the Silverdocs in 2008, and was also shown at a special screening at the Maysles Cinema in New York on 18 November 2011 in honour of Albert Maysles' 85th birthday.


OOPS!!!! I just seen that you mentioned the original uncut 1964 Maysles Brothers version which sometimes plays at film festivals. In Anthony Cappucci's Beatles On Film Again Discussion!! LOL!!!  ;-)

So, you already knew about that!!! :-)

re: "Amazing how even after nearly 15 years of being a Beatles fan I still learn a few new things about them every once in a while."

I Hear YA!!!  :-)

Me and BeatleNut may be hardcore but we actually learned some new things in the chatroom last night!

We watched Paul's "Waterfalls" video and did a bit of research to discover:

The promotional video was filmed in June 1980 and featured Olaf, a polar bear from Chipperfields Circus. Filming took place inside an aircraft hanger and involved more than a ton of polystyrene to give the appearance of snow.

Cool! We also were listening to Ringo's song "Wrack My Brain" in the chatroom and noticed it sounded like George was singing / playing guitar. We looked that up too and and turns out we were right! :-)

 

It was a lot of fun for only one hour! :O

Sadie said:

Me and BeatleNut may be hardcore but we actually learned some new things in the chatroom last night!

We watched Paul's "Waterfalls" video and did a bit of research to discover:

The promotional video was filmed in June 1980 and featured Olaf, a polar bear from Chipperfields Circus. Filming took place inside an aircraft hanger and involved more than a ton of polystyrene to give the appearance of snow.

Cool! We also were listening to Ringo's song "Wrack My Brain" in the chatroom and noticed it sounded like George was singing / playing guitar. We looked that up too and and turns out we were right! :-)

 

I just now about 30 seconds ago learned "something new!" When Paul replicated the Abbey Road album cover for 1993's "Paul Is Live" album, the number plate on the car reads 51 IS. (This is to counter the 28 IF number plate on the Abbey Road album cover.) As you all probably know, the 28 IF raised eyebrows because Paul would have been 28 *if* he hadn't died in 1966. Well, 51 IS says that he is alive & 51, which he was in 1993! Genius! I love that.

I used to have that "Paul Is Live" (1993) DVD!

I remember that Abbey Road recreation picture but never noticed that little license plate detail before!

Very clever! Thanks for pointing that out, BeatleNut!

Beatlebob, didn't you go to a Paul McCartney concert back in '93? :-)

(My parents went in '93 without me & left me with at my friend Kellie's house. We both sobbed all night with her mom. I still haven't forgiven them. I know it sounds harsh because I've seen Paul multiple times since, but as much as I love Linda, that would have been my one chance to see her!)

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