1948 – Toast Of The Town, which would later be called The Ed Sullivan Show, premieres on CBS-TV. The first episode was produced on a budget of $1,375. Only $375 was allocated for talent and $200 of that was shared by the young stars of that night’s program, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
1967 – Just days after the completion of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles begin work on their next album by recording the theme to Magical Mystery Tour at Abbey Road studios in London.
“It’s so special in so many ways, you won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It’s a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time.”-Elliott Roberts- Manager for Neil Young via LA Times
Paul Is Alive: Yesterday, we announced that Sir Paul McCartney would be bringing his One On One tour to Citizens Bank Park this summer on July 12th, which will mark his return since playing the Wells Fargo Center last year. Last night, at his tour opener in Fresno, he opened the show with the Beatlemania classic “A Hard Day’s Night”, which he had never played before as a solo artist.
After the opener, Macca ran through almost three hours of songs from The Beatles, his solo career, Wings, and he even busted out pre-Beatles Quarrymen song “In Spite Of All The Danger.” If this is any indication of how his show in July will go, then we are very excited. Continue reading →
How’s this for a midweek pick-me-up: Paul McCartney has extended his worldwide One on One tour and will be coming to Citizens Bank Park on July 12th. This performance comes almost exactly one year after the “dazzling” and “joyous” show he put on last summer at the Wells Fargo Center. If we learned one thing from that experience it’s that at 73, McCartney has no plans to slow down. Continue reading →