Sunday, April 14, 2013

Checking Out the Competition

April 14, 1963

The Beatles tape an appearance on the"Thank Your Lucky Stars" TV show.  Appearing with them is a new upstart band called The Dave Clark Five and American Del Shannon of "Runaway" fame.  After the show they drive to Richmond-Upon-Thames to see another up-and-coming English band, fellow Chuck Berry fans, The Rolling Stones.  (Obviously, that video was made before Tina Turner gave Mick lessons in how to move onstage.)

A new scene is beginning to get organized, centered in London.  The Beatles want to be a part of this thing, whatever it is.

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