Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Crimble, Beatle Fans

December 25, 1962

Some of the last of the Beatles performances at the Star Club in Hamburg, were actually recorded on a Grundig reel-to-reel tape recorder, using one mic and no sound mixing.  The poor quality recording was done by one of the club's employees at the request of Ted "Kingsize" Taylor of the Dominoes, who were sharing the bill with the Beatles.  He wanted the recordings for his own library.  In the frenzy of Beatlemania, and after much legal wrangling, the tapes were put to vinyl and made available commercially as "1962 - Live at the Star Club".

This gives you some idea of the Beatles as they sounded live at this time.

Happy holidays, friends.

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