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The Beatles Live At The Washington Coliseum 1964 MP3 CD Download

The Beatles Live At The Washington Coliseum 1964 MP3 CD Download
The Beatles Live At The Washington Coliseum 1964 MP3 CD Download
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The Complete First Beatles Concert In North America Of February 11th 1964 At The Washington Coliseum, Plus Media Appearances Before And After The Show! 68 Full Minutes Presented As An Archival Quality MP3 CD Or MP3 Audio Download! #Premieres #TheBeatles #WashingtonColiseum #UlineArena #BeatMusic #BritishBeat #Merseybeat #BritishInvasion #BritishRock #CapitalRecords #RockMusic #RockAndRoll #RockNRoll #MP3 #CD #AudioDownload


01 - DJ Carroll James And Marsha Albert Broadcasting On WWDC (Dec. 17, 1963)

02 - Carroll James At CBS Studio 50 w Beatles & Dizzy Gillespie (Feb. 9, 1964)

03 - Brian Epstein Heads For Penn Station (The First U.S. Visit - Feb. 11, 1964)

04 - Ed Rudy At Union Station

05 - Washington Coliseum Press Conference Report For WCA Radio

06 - Carroll James Coliseum Press Conference Excerpts (Feb. 11, 1964)

07 - Coliseum TV Interviews (Feb. 11, 1964)

08 - John Lennon Promo For WMUC

09 - WWDC Interview With Carroll James (Feb. 11, 1964)

10 - DJ Murray The K With Ringo In The Coliseum Dressing Room (Feb. 11, 1964)

11 - Concert Introduction (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

12 - Roll Over Beethoven (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

13 - From Me To You (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

14 - I Saw Her Standing There (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

15 - This Boy (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

16 - All My Loving (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

17 - I Wanna Be Your Man (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

18 - Please Please Me (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

19 - Till There Was You (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

20 - She Loves You (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

21 - I Want To Hold Your Hand (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

22 - Twist And Shout [Incomplete] (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

23 - Long Tall Sally (Concert Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11, 1964)

24 - Ringo At The Embassy With Military Attaché Roger St. John

25 - Newsreel From The Embassy (Feb. 11, 1964)

26 - Ambassador David Ormsby-Gore With News Man Ed Rudy

27 - Ed Rudy And John Lennon

28 - Murray The K With Ringo In Miami Beach (Radio Swingin’ Soiree - Feb. 1964)

29 - ITV Interview At London Airport (ITV News - Feb. 22, 1964)

30 - Interview With David Coleman For BBC-TV’s Grandstand (Feb. 22, 1964)

31 - John Lennon Promo For WMUC (Feb. 11, 1964)

February 11, 1964: The Beatles perform their first concert in North America at The Washington Coliseum (formerly known as the Uline Arena), a boxing arena in Washington, D.C. for a screaming crowd of 8,092 fans. Taking to the stage at 8.31pm, The Beatles performed 12 songs: ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘From Me To You’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘Please Please Me’, ‘Till There Was You’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, ‘Twist And Shout’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’. The band had traveled from New York to Washington, D.C. early in the day by rail, as an East Coast snowstorm had caused all flights to be cancelled. A special sleeper carriage was attached to the Congressman, the Pennsylvania Railroad express train. The carriage was called The King George, and was already full with press people by the time The Beatles boarded. Murray the K said "Originally, we were going to fly to Washington, but, because of the heavy snow storm that I was told was coming, I advised Brian Epstein to make special arrangements to get a special train to take us to Washington. We went down to Washington and had a lot of fun on the train but we almost got killed when we got off the train. Some 10,000 kids had broken through the barriers. I remember being pinned against a locomotive on the outside, and feeling the life going out of me. I said to myself, ‘My God! Murray the K dies with an English group!’ George looked at me and said, ‘Isn’t this fun?’ I did my show that night direct from their dressing room." Upon arrival at Washington’s Union Station The Beatles were greeted by 2,000 fans who braved the eight inches of snow on the ground. They gave a press conference before visiting WWDC, which had been the first US radio station to play a Beatles record. The group and their entourage checked in at the Shoreham Hotel, where they took the entire seventh floor to avoid fans. One family refused to be relocated so the hotel staff cut off the hot water, electricity and central heating, telling them there was a power failure and they had to move. Upon their arrival at the venue the group held a press conference. Also on the bill at the Coliseum were The Chiffons and Tommy Roe. However, The Chiffons were unable to make it due to the previous day’s snowstorm. Instead, the opening acts were Jay & The Americans, The Righteous Brothers and Tommy Roe. The group were performing in the round, and Ringo Starr’s drum riser was turned 180 degrees after the third song by Mal Evans, to allow the audience behind them to watch the performance. This was repeated again after I Wanna Be Your Man, and following She Loves You they turned 45 degrees. In addition to this somewhat awkward set-up, George Harrison’s microphone wasn’t working during the opening song, and he was given a faulty replacement. It didn’t dampen the audience’s appreciation, however; they responded with typical screams of Beatlemania, causing one of the 362 police officers present to block his ears with bullets. Many of the fans pelted The Beatles with jelly beans, after a New York newspaper had reported The Beatles discussing their liking for them. George Harrison said "That night, we were absolutely pelted by the fuckin’ things. They don’t have soft jelly babies there; they have hard jelly beans. To make matters worse, we were on a circular stage, so they hit us from all sides. Imagine waves of rock-hard little bullets raining down on your from the sky. It’s a bit dangerous, you know, ’cause if a jelly bean, travelling about 50 miles an hour through the air, hits you in the eye, you’re finished. You’re blind aren’t you? We’ve never liked people throwing stuff like that. We don’t mind them throwing streamers, but jelly beans are a bit dangerous, you see! Every now and again, one would hit a string on my guitar and plonk off a bad note as I was trying to play." Brian Epstein had allowed CBS to film The Beatles’ performance, which was shown by the National General Corporation in a telecast in US cinemas on March 14 and 15, 1964. The performance has since been released on DVD, and extracts were included in Anthology. After their performance The Beatles attended a reception at the British Embassy, at the invitation of Lady Ormsby-Gore. They gave out raffle prizes – signed copies of Meet The Beatles! – at the end of a dance to benefit the National Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and mingled with the assembled dignitaries. However, they left in disgust after one of the guests cut off a lock of Ringo’s hair from behind his left ear. The Beatles walked out and told Brian Epstein never to subject them to such an occasion again. In the words of John Lennon, "People were sort of touching us as we walked past, that kind of thing. Wherever we went we were supposed to be not normal and we were supposed to put up with all sorts of shit from lord mayors and their wives and be touched and pawed like A Hard Day’s Night only a million more times. At the American Embassy, the British Embassy in Washington, or wherever it was, some bloody animal cut Ringo’s hair, in the middle of… I walked out of that. Swearing at all of them and I just left in the middle of it." The Uline Arena, later renamed the Washington Coliseum, was an indoor arena in Washington, D.C. located at 1132, 1140, and 1146 3rd Street, Northeast, Washington, D.C, listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It was the site of one of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's inaugural balls in 1953, the first concert by The Beatles in the United States in 1964, and several other memorable moments in sports, show business, politics and in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. It had a capacity of over 8,000 people and was a major event space in Washington until the early 1970s. The arena was home to the Washington Capitols of the Basketball Association of America (1946-1949) and National Basketball Association (1949-1950), who were once coached by Red Auerbach. Later, the American Basketball Association's Washington Caps played there in 1969-1970. Once abandoned and used as a parking facility, today it has been renovated and houses offices and the REI's DC flagship store. It is directly adjacent to the railroad tracks heading into Union Station and bounded by L and M Street NE. It is located across from the Metrorail NoMa-Gallaudet U station southern entrance. (Sources: The Beatles Bible: Not Quite As Popular As Jesus..., Wikipedia)