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#2900320 - 01/07/18 02:34 PM The Beatles file #1 / improvising onstage
d Offline
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Let's start w/something most have never seen/heard (at least I hadn't & I'm abt as deep a Beatles fan as y'll find)---The Beatles improvising live onstage while being filmed for English TV in 1963. laugh cool

They whip through a few tunes, Paul & John gab w/ the crowd, then @ 8:00, as the credits are rolling start improvising over the form of "From Me To You".
Not the greatest thing ever but actually pretty entertaining.

FWIW, I think the secondary theme that pops up @ 9:00 is GH

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#2900343 - 01/07/18 04:27 PM Re: The Beatles file #1 / improvising onstage [Re: d]
Dannyalcatraz Offline
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Another nice YouTube find!
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap”.

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#2900393 - 01/07/18 08:10 PM Re: The Beatles file #1 / improvising onstage [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
Larryz Offline
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The clips I've heard of the Beatles improvising over their old songs are not that impressive to me. But the clips of them improvising in the studio while creating those old songs are super impressive!

Here's a sample of the master of Beatles improvisation IMHO:

Here he is doing it on stage to stay on topic:


Edited by Larryz (01/07/18 08:20 PM)
Take care, Larryz

#2900437 - 01/08/18 04:27 AM Re: The Beatles file #1 / improvising onstage [Re: Larryz]
whitefang Offline
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I couldn't find a separate clip of them at Shea stadium where John starts playing that electric keyboard with his elbows during "I'm Down", which was always said to be improvised. wink
I started out with NOTHING...and I still have most of it left!


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