Saturday, December 7, 2013

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

December 7, 1963

The Beatles return to Liverpool for a few days and how those boys did work at it!

Today's agenda includes:
Empire Theatre Juke Box Jury - Beatles as judges
Empire Theatre fan club concert - taped for broadcast that evening to the UK as It's the Beatles
Empire Theatre  Top of the Pops - Christmas interview for broadcast December 25th
Odeon Cinema - two evening performances as part of a package tour

Meantime, across the Atlantic, inexplicably, WORC in Worchester Massachusetts has come into possession of a copy of She Loves You/I'll Get You and has started playing it incessantly, based on listener interest. The grapevine is gently humming with this odd bit of music news, preparing the powers that be for the tidal wave of demand that is yet to come. Capitol Records has its ear to the ground and is beginning to pick up the signals.

If you think about it, this is all becoming a masterpiece of timing, but there is no grand designer, unless you count the gods and goddesses of music and serendipity.

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