to their show at the DC Coliseum, the Fab Four answered
a barrage of reporters' questions at a joint news conference
from on stage (which was actually a boxing ring minus the
ropes). Brian Sommerville, the Beatles' press agent at the
time relays questions at the start of the video.
a reporter from NBC (who clearly has no idea 'Please
Please Me' has been a hit for a year in the U.K.) continues
the interview with them.
: Concert Opening
the opening moments of the show, the Beatles take the stage.
WPGC's Dean Griffith (Dean Anthony), WEEL's (and future
WPGC Good Guy) Jack Alix and two other DJs are still on
At approximately one minute into the footage, one of the
unidentified DJs (possibly WWDC's Carrol James,) introduces
Ringo. A few seconds later, Dean Griffith (Dean Anthony)
is seen at the mic saying 'Ladies & Genetlemen',
as if the introduce the entire group but before he can finish,
all four DJs are waived off the stage.
Beatles open with 'Roll Over Beethoven', but George's
microphone isn't working so he moves over the another one.
They continue with 'From Me To You' after which Paul
greets the audience. 'I Saw Her Standing There' begins
next, at which point the video ends suddenly. (That song
in its entirety can be seen in the next video).
: Concert - Part Two
picks up with 'I Saw Her Standing There'. Following
this song, the Beatles performed 'This Boy' and 'All
My Lovin', neither of which are included in this video.
in the sequence, Ringo valiently screams his vocal over
the noise of the drums on 'I Wanna Be Your Man' only
to be barely heard at all.
this point, the remainder of the songs in this video and
those that follow are NOT in chronological sequence!
('Please Please Me' and 'Til There Was You' were
actually performed before 'She Loves You').
On this clip, the Beatles then change positions on the stage
before carrying on with 'She Loves You'. Audio commentary
by videographer, Albert Maysles is heard during the song.
: Concert - Part Three
video leads off with 'She Loves You' (without commentary).
A repeat of 'I Saw Her Standing There' is seen next
followed by 'Please
: Concert - Til There Was You
Paul sings, 'Til There Was You'. (In the concert
it was actually performed after 'Please Please Me' and
before 'She Loves You').
: Concert - Twist & Shout (partial)
tears in 'Twist & Shout'. Unfortunately, this
video ends abruptly mid-way through.
: Concert - Long Tall Sally
closes the show with 'Long Tall Sally'.
: 'Closed Circuit Movie Trailer'
month after the concert, it was broadcast to theaters in
selected cities via closed circuit. This was the promotional
trailer that ran in those theaters in the weeks prior to
the showing of the film.
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