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Beatlemania invades the DC Coliseum!


With Good Guy Dean Griffith (Dean Anthony)


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02/11/64 : Pre-Concert Press Conference

Prior 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.

Later, 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.


02/11/64 : Concert Opening

In 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 the stage.

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.

The 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).


02/11/64 : Concert - Part Two

Footage 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.

Next 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.

At 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.


02/11/64 : Concert - Part Three

This video leads off with 'She Loves You' (without commentary). A repeat of 'I Saw Her Standing There' is seen next followed by 'Please Please Me'.


02/11/64 : 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').


02/11/64 : Concert - Twist & Shout (partial)

John tears in 'Twist & Shout'. Unfortunately, this video ends abruptly mid-way through.


02/11/64 : Concert - Long Tall Sally

Paul closes the show with 'Long Tall Sally'.


03/14-15/64 : 'Closed Circuit Movie Trailer'

A 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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