Yes, it is a shame the Beatles didn't play it live. Saying that it is a shame they didn't play a lot of stuff live. They had a terrible habit of playing a lot songs in their live set for years. Once they made it big they were only playing 30 minute shows - shorter if they played quicker. So there wasn't much time to fit other songs into the set other than their current hits. I think rehearsals were very limited if non-existent prior to tours.
Post by blueblackbird on Jan 17, 2009 13:49:44 GMT
That's true. The time was very short, and I think they didn't care about making a super show because of the inability of the crowd to enjoy what they were doing because of the screams. Yet, quel domage!
The one disappointing thing about the Beatles whole career for me is that are no musically great shows you can look back on . Like a Who Live at Leeds for instance. I know I am talking different music, different, time, better equipment etc but it would still be nice to have some live shows recorded that were of the standard of their records. They were more than capable of doing it given the chance and the rooftop performance in 1969, This Boy on Ed sullivan for example proves it. If anyone disagrees with this theory please feel free to challenge me
Ok, it's taken me a while to formaulate a response to your question. I have been mulling it over and without a doubt the best live concert The Beatles performed on the basis of best recorded and best performed musically and vocally is the Rooftop concert. Now I know that sounds a bit of a cop out but it was in front of an audience and it was actually one of the longest concerts they had performed since starting on theatre tours in 1963. I just think this demonstrated how good they could be live when they bothered to rehearse and have some decent equipment which had only just really come out probably only 12 months earlier in the UK.
Saying all that the NME Poll winners in 1965 was pretty good as well.
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