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The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

To mark the 10th anniversary of The Beatles Love show by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, a brand video has been created to represent the re-staging of George Harrison’s While My Guitar Gently, using an acoustic version of the iconic song with a specially commissioned string arrangement by the late Sir George Martin recorded in 2006. This version is also featured on the Love album.

The evocative video was directed by Dandypunk, Andre Kasten and Leah Moyer and was shot in the Love Theatre at the Mirage Hotel and at other locations in Nevada. All effects were created using projection mapping and captured live, in-camera. No post production CGI was used.


The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Is Playing Exclusively At The Mirage in Las Vegas…”
For more information visit http://cirk.me/vevo

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“When you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out"

The Beatles’ “Revolution” is now on VEVO - restored and remixed for The Beatles 1 Video Collection, which is available for pre-order at thebeatles.com.

Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and filmed on the 4th September, 1968 at Twickenham Film Studios.

“Plugging directly into the Abbey Road desk and pushing the needles into the red achieved the fuzz-guitar sound. According to George Martin “We got into distortion on that, which we had a lot of complaints from the technical people about. But that was the idea: it was John’s song and the idea was to push it right to the limit. Well, we went to the limit and beyond.”

“I did the slow version and I wanted it out as a single: as a statement of The Beatles’ position on Vietnam and The Beatles’ position on revolution. For years, on The Beatles’ tours, Brian Epstein had stopped us from saying anything about Vietnam or the war.” - John Lennon.

“Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right”

Available to pre-order now
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THE BEATLES’ VIDEOS AND TOP HITS COME TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
All-New Editions of The Beatles 1 Pair Beautifully Restored Promotional Films and Videos with Brand New Stereo and Surround Audio Mixes
Beatles 1+ Deluxe Edition Celebrates the Sight & Sound of The Beatles in 50 Films & Videos
The 27-track CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray pairs beautifully restored videos for each song, with new stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes. The brand new Beatles 1+ celebrates their career in over 200 minutes through 50 promotional films and videos.
Explore The Beatles 1 Blu-ray/DVD at thebeatles.com
Available to pre-order:
1+ Deluxe 2Blu-ray/CD: http://thebeatles1.lnk.to/DeluxeBluRay
1+ Deluxe 2DVD/CD: http://thebeatles1.lnk.to/DeluxeDVD CD/Blu-ray: http://thebeatles1.lnk.to/CDBlu-Ray CD/DVD: http://thebeatles1.lnk.to/CDDVD Blu-ray: http://thebeatles1.lnk.to/Blu-Ray
DVD: http://thebeatles1.lnk.to/DVD 1CD: http://thebeatles1.lnk.to/CD
Read more at thebeatles.com

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After the second live Ed Sullivan Show broadcast was complete, The Beatles could finally afford to take a few days off and enjoy being in Miami. On this date in 1964, the boys met up-and-coming boxer Cassius Clay - later to become Muhammad Ali - who charmed The Beatles with his jokes and one-liners.Everyone enjoyed the water - taking yacht rides, going water-skiing and fishing some more - soaking-up the Florida heat before their imminent return journey to winter in the UK. 

Click through to the website for more pictures from The Beatles' days off in Miami: http://gnikn.us/Mv28wS
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On Wednesday 12th February, 1964, The Beatles took the train from Washington DC back to New York City to play two, sold-out 25 minute concerts at Carnegie Hall.
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Back by popular demand!  There has been so much incredible interest in THE BEATLES: THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA - A GRAMMY® SALUTE that CBS are RE-BROADCASTING the show THIS WEDNESDAY - so if you missed it - it's your chance to see Paul and Ringo perform together, supported by some of the biggest names in music today.  

THE BEATLES: THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA - A GRAMMY® SALUTE features today's top artists covering the songs performed by the band on that momentous evening along with other Beatles songs through the years, as well as footage from that landmark Sunday evening and other archival material. In addition, various presenters will help highlight and contextualize the musical, cultural and historical impact of the group and their legendary performance on the Ed Sullivan show.

Watch the show on CBS, Wednesday, Feb 12 at 8:30 EST / 7:30 Central

http://www.cbs.com/shows/the-night-that-changed-america/

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February 8th, 1964.  By the second day of The Beatles' debut North American visit, George had come down with flu. Whilst the country held its breath over whether he'd be able to make the next day's live performance at all, the rest of The Beatles had to manage their rehearsals for the first live Ed Sullivan broadcast with road manager Neil Aspinall as George's replacement. Before that, however, John, Paul and Ringo miraculously managed to avoid the crowds that now seemed to permanently engulf them and headed off in the snow for a press photo shoot in Central Park. 

The photos are from that seminal first US photo shoot and from the first Ed Sullivan show rehearsals without George. Click through to the website to read more about The Beatles' second day in North America. We've also uploaded more film footage and photographs there for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their visit: http://gnikn.us/Mv28wS

- Until 23rd February, we'll be posting here about the significant events that led to Beatlemania spreading across the States. Check-in daily for photos and video from the tour, and the story of how The Beatles managed to accomplish what then had seemed impossible to do - making it in the USA.
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Sean Lennon and The Flaming Lips, "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" on the Late Show, part of Beatles Anniversary Week. #TheBeatles50 

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Ringo reflects on coming to America in February 1964 and performing on the Ed Sullivan Show. The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A GRAMMY® Salute airs Sunday, Feb. 9 at 8/7c only on CBS.

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On this day in 1964, tickets for The Beatles' first, live Ed Sullivan Show broadcast in New York City sold out.  The next day, the band would fly across the Atlantic in hopes of cracking the USA - something no British band had yet managed to do. By the time the third and final Beatles Ed Sullivan broadcast aired a little more than two weeks later, the boys would be back home, their first US visit a phenomenal and unprecedented success. 

From now until 23rd February, we'll be posting here about the significant events that led to Beatlemania spreading across the States. Check-in daily for photos and video from the tour, and the story of how The Beatles managed to accomplish what then had seemed impossible to do - making it in the USA.

Today, read here about the story behind the tour and click through to the US Albums site to see pics and read more: http://gnikn.us/Mv28wS

In Autumn 1963, Ed Sullivan had landed at Heathrow Airport at the same time as the boys were arriving back from Sweden. He saw all the fans that had gathered for The Beatles' arrival and booked the boys on the spot. Up till then, the Beatles had put out records in the States under a few different labels. Now, Capitol Records wanted them exclusively. Brian Epstein told them that they could have The Beatles - so long as they spent $50,000 on advertising them:

Paul: "I think the money was mainly spent in LA getting people like Janet Leigh to wear Beatle wigs and be photographed in them, which started it all. Once a film star did that, it could get syndicated all across America. (...) And so the whole 'moptop' thing started there, and it did get us noticed."

Still, despite their efforts, the boys were circumspect about their chances of cracking the U.S.. No British band before them had managed it and their own prior attempts had failed, too:

Ringo: "George was the only one of us who'd been (to the U.S.) before and he'd been into record shops there and asked, 'Have you got The Beatles records?' We had three out, on Vee-Jay and Swan, but nobody had them, or had even heard of us. He came back and said, 'They don't know us. It's going to be hard.' We were used to being famous by then, so we were worried about that."

Paul: "'From Me To You' was released - a flop in America. 'She Loves You' - a big hit in England, big Number One in England - a flop in the USA. 'Please Please Me' released over there - flop. Nothing until 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'."

With this in mind, they decided they'd enjoy the trip, no matter what happened...   

John: "When we came over the first time, we were only coming over to buy LPs. I know our manager had plans for Ed Sullivan shows but we thought at least we could hear the sounds when we came over. It was just out of the dark. That's the truth, it was so out of the dark, we were knocked out."
 
Later on, John said that it wasn't purely lack of confidence that kept their expectations low. It wasn't themselves they didn't believe in - it was the logistics of cracking the American market...

John: "The thing is, in America, it just seemed ridiculous - I mean, the idea of having a hit record over there. It was just something you could never do. That's what I thought, anyhow. But then I realised that kids everywhere all go for the same stuff; and seeing we'd done it in England, there's no reason why we couldn't do it in America, too. But the American disc jockeys didn't know about British records; they didn't play them, nobody promoted them, so you didn't have hits." 

So, they boarded their Kennedy Airport-bound plane at Heathrow with the attitude of just giving it a go.

Click through to the US Albums site to see pics and read more: http://gnikn.us/Mv28wS
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