It's the age-old question: "The Beatles or The Stones?". A lot of people like 'em both, but most everybody who's a fan of 1960s Pop-Rock music seems to have a preference for one or the other.
Music Video collector Spike Priggen (of the Scopitones.com & Bedazzled.tv blogs) will present a program of musical films by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones that compare and contrast their musical, song-writing and sartorial styles, year-by-year, trend-by-trend, from "mop-tops" to psychedelia.
The show will be a mix of live concert & television footage, mimed promotional clips, TV specials & promos, starting with some of their earliest known TV & newsreel appearances and taking them right up to the end of the 60s. Ocean County Library, Tom's River Branch, 101 Washington St. Toms River, NJ 08753 7pm on Monday May 6th 2013.
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" sung by Punch (Vocal Solo: Steve Adler, Guitar Solo: Mike Deasy), written by George Harrison and arranged by Charles Merriam and Bones Howe. This song was released in 1970 with B-Side "Waitin', Holdin' Out" (A&M 1233).
The group members of PUNCH were Charles Merriam (leader, singer and main songwriter), Steve Adler (lead singer), Kathy Ward (singer) and Dee Steele (singer).
Fast-forward to 1973. They regroup as SONOMA, replace Dee with studio singer Tricia Johns and jump to the Dunhill label. They release one album that year for that label, simply called "SONOMA". Then they jumped to the MCA Records label and recorded two more singles.
"Starting in 1963, the Beatles started recording and releasing a special 6 or 7 minutes Christmas single, in the shape of a 7 inch flexidisc (looks like a single, but is thinner and made of plastic), which they had distributed to members of their official fan club. These records are very rare today and difficult to get hold of. There have been several releases that include outakes, alternates, etc. These are the original recordings as The Beatles released them." Link via The Great White Wonders
"They were formed in 1967 as a result of John Perry's meeting Terry Doran at Apple Publishing and Terry's inputting Scottish-born singer and bass guitarist George Alexander (born Alexander Young), a member of the talented Young family that also spawned his brothers George, the rhythm guitarist and founding member of The Easybeats and also Malcolm and Angus Young, both founding members of the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC. Alexander Young had chosen to remain in Britain when the rest of the Youngs emigrated to Australia. Alexander had played with The Bobby Patrick Six, with whom he toured Germany in the mid-1960s."
"Magical Mystery Tour” will be available in DVD and Blu-ray packages, and in a special, 10” x 10” boxed deluxe edition. The deluxe edition includes both the DVD and Blu-ray, as well as a 60-page book with background information, photographs and documentation from the production, and a faithful reproduction of the mono double 7-inch vinyl EP of the film’s six new Beatles songs, originally issued in the U.K. to complement the film’s 1967 release. The restoration of “Magical Mystery Tour” has been overseen by Paul Rutan Jr. of Eque Inc., the same company that handled the much-acclaimed restoration of “Yellow Submarine.” The soundtrack work was done at Abbey Road Studios by Giles Martin and Sam Okell.
All of the packages contain a host of special features, including unseen footage. There are newly-filmed interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and other members of the film’s cast and crew, as well as a director’s audio commentary recorded by Paul. via Goldmine
Rare performances unseen since their original broadcasts over 40 years ago. With The Yardbirds, The Who, The Zombies, The Moody Blues, The Animals, The Hollies, The Spencer Davis Group, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers & more. (90 Minutes)
Starting at 8:30. In Pocket Park, 328 Warren Street, Hudson NY 518-822-8448 - across the street from The Opera House.