By Tony Hicks
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 at 4:23 pm in Uncategorized.
I”m reading “That Magic Feeling: The Beatles Recording Legacy, Volume Two, 1966-1970,” John C. Winn’s account of pretty much everything the Beatles did during those years. Which sounds ridiculous for a human being to do if they have any sort of life. I can’t help it; I’m a music geek, especially when it comes to the Beatles. Besides, I’m only skimming.
Anyway, I just read about the band performing at the New Musical Express Poll Wiinners’ Concert for the fourth straight year on May 1. The bill that night, if you can even comprehend this, went like so: The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, The Yardbirds, Spencer Davis Group, Small Faces, Cliff Richard and the Shadows.
I know what you’re thinking: The Shadows and Cliff Richard on the SAME BILL!
It also happened to be the last time the Beatles would play live in front of a Britiish audience, not including the Let It Be rooftop gig. They didn’t record the Beatles performance because of a contract squabble. But check out the Yardbirds doing the Original “Train Kept a Rollin’”