|Ringo Starr, Esq, opens the Lucky Stars Special with his band mates attending.|
The group mimed to four songs: I Feel Fine, She's A Woman, I'm A Loser and Rock And Roll Music. There was no studio audience present.
Despite their numerous previous appearances on the show, by November 1964 The Beatles were so famous that it was a coup for the producers to have them even mime for an edition. In recognition of this, the show was renamed Lucky Stars Special.
The footage of the Beatles singing has existed for many years and has been used on many lookback shows. However, the in between stuff has been thought lost. Apple have never revealed if more existed but some years ago a brief moment was shown, of Brian Epstein introducing Sounds Incorporated which suggested that more of the show might exist.
Recently, the non-profit group Kaleidoscope, dedicated to recover old television footage previously though lost have recently been sent a DVC Pro tape from the USA and discovered it contained the studio recording for this 1964 Thank Your Lucky Stars show. There are the ABC time-clocks for separate studio sessions and the Beatles are fooling around in the studio with Brian.
We are happy that the entire program now is preserved, and hope that it will receive a future screening.