Monday, 25 January 2016

The Fab Four meet The Big Four

The Beatles on the Morecambe and Wise Show, December 2, 1963.
In an in-depth article about The Beatles on TV in the U.K.,  Andrew Hesford-Booth speculates that the replacement of Pete Best with Ringo Starr could have been deliberately timed to coincide with the Granada TV filming of The Beatles in concert at the Cavern Club. The article gives an overview of The Beatles' U.K. television appearances in the sixties and 1970, particularly on the independent channels. The article is illustrated with some quite interesting facsimile pages from the TV Times magazine, as well as stills from the television shows. Good research also details which promo films were shown on which television programmes.

Read the full article on
Thanks to our reader Kevin Clark for alerting us about this article.


Jimmy King said...

What a great article. Answers a lot of questions. Well researched and beautifully done. Another example of why Wogblog is the classiest Beatles news source on the internet.

James Percival said...

It is a wonderfully researched article and adds to the sum of knowledge. While Lewisohn has included all these dates in his early books on the Beatles Live, not in this level of detail.
Great post!


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