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The Beatles: Unreleased Videos

A guide to unreleased video appearances by the Beatles made through 1970

By HeyJude

Thanks to HeyJude for letting us post this here. It was originally posted in segments on RMB.

Most recent revision: Feb. 25, 1999

With the release in 1995 and 1996 of the Anthology albums, the world was awakened the unreleased canon of musical recordings by The Beatles. What some didn't know is that hardcore fans had known and heard much of this material before. Also released in 1996 was the 8 Video, 10 Hour-long Anthology video project. While it was one of the best selling music video and boxed set releases of all-time, it awakened much less interest in The Beatles' previously unreleased film and TV appearances. With this guide, my purpose is to start a basic guide to all of the moving images of The Beatles, and to aid the smaller number of Beatles historians that want to take an in-depth look into another area of The Beatles' careers. There is no question that the most important area of The Beatles' careers to examine and study is their audio recordings, but to get the full picture we need to take a more in-depth look at how much The Beatles worked on film and television and what they accomplished on that medium. Although my knowledge of unreleased Beatles video has come from many different sources from Mark Lewisohn's works to personal web pages, only one source was directly consulted during the composition of this work, "The Beatles: The Ultimate Recording Guide" by Allen J. Wiener.

This is by no means a complete work. Any additions, corrections, or suggestions would be gladly accepted. The bulk of this work centers around TV appearances. Information regarding independent newsreels, etc that I have not included would gladly be accepted. Also, I am not aware of everything in circulation. If anyone is even aware that something exists on this list that is marked "Not Available", let me know.

This work contains all known instances in which The Beatles were filmed or videotaped, meaning many of the entries in this work have not been seen since its air date or recording. Anything that no longer exists or hasn't been seen since its original air date or recording is marked with a "NA", meaning it is not available either officially or through bootleg video sources. Only instances in which The Beatles are playing live music, miming to music, or where images of them are played along with music are included. No interviews aired without music are included. This work comes in parts. The parts are divided up by time periods. This work is not sorted by dates of official video releases, therefore the only reference to what has been officially released will be found by the corresponding date. For example, while pieces of the Ed Sullivan performances are found on the video "The Beatles: Their First U.S. Visit", you will find information regarding what is found on that video under the date on which it was recorded. Therefore, references to videos covering more than one date of recorded video will appear more than once. The best example of this is the 10-hour, 8-volume set, "The Beatles Anthology", of which references will appear throughout.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Beginnings to 1962

Only two pieces of film have surfaced from the beginnings of The Beatles lives to 1962. The first piece of film has only come to light in the last three or so years. The other piece is more common.

February 14, 1961: A piece of film that lasts approximately 30 seconds was discovered among a person’s home movies some time around 1995. It is the first known film of The Beatles, which included at that time drummer Pete Best. It was taken, in color, on a very primitive hand-cranked home movie camera. The are performing in a UK club called “The Cassanova Club” on Valentine’s Day. Of course, there is no sound. It is not known what song they are performing on the film, but some speculate they are performing “Kansas City.” The film has never been released, and only a section of it has been made publicly available. Small portions of it have been aired on so-called tabloid TV shows, including “Extra” in the U.S. It was unfortunately not able to be included in "The Beatles Anthology" video set because it came to light after the completion of the "Anthology" project.

August 22, 1962: The Beatles were filmed at The Cavern Club on this date. Granada TV of the UK filmed it, in black and white, for a show called "Know the North." They were filmed singing "Some Other Guy" and "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey". However, this film's air date of Nov 7, 1962 was canceled due to its poor sound quality. However, after the boom of the Beatles' popularity, otherwise known as Beatlemania, the station aired it anyway. "Some Other Guy" was aired on Nov 6, 1963 on the same channel, on a show called "Scene at 6:30". The "Kansas City" segment was used for cut-away shots in the aired edit of the Some Other Guy clip. This performance has circulated for years on bootleg video, and was seen in more or less complete form and in excellent quality on the "Beatles Anthology," Video #1.

October 17, 1962: The Beatles made their television debut with a live appearance on Granada TV. They sang "Some Other Guy" and "Love Me Do," aired on "People and Places". This has not appeared on bootleg video to date, and most likely does not exist any more.NA.

October 29, 1962: Same station and show as above. On their second TV appearance, The Beatles sang "Love Me Do" and "A Taste of Honey." NA.

December 4, 1962: The Beatles mimed to recordings of "Love Me Do" and "P.S., I Love You," aired on "Tuesday Rendezvous" on Associated-Rediffusion in the UK. NA.

December 17, 1962: The Beatles' third appearance on "People and Places." They sang "Love Me Do" and "Twist and Shout." NA.

PART 2: 1963

January 8, 1963: The Beatles appeared on STV of Scotland(?) live from Glasgow. They mimed to "Please Please Me." NA

January 13, 1963: The Beatles mimed once again to "Please Please Me" for ABC-TV (of the UK). It aired on "Thank Your Lucky Stars". NA

January 16, 1963: The Beatles' fourth appearance on Granada TV's "People and Places." They mimed to "Ask Me Why" and "Please Please Me." NA

February 17, 1963: The Beatles taped an appearance for "Thank Your Lucky Stars" aired February 23. They mimed to "Please Please Me." NA

April 1, 1963: 8mm footage was shot of The Beatles outside the BBC Paris Theatre by a member of the Karl Denver Trio. This footage was used in several edits of the “Baby It’s You” promo prepared by Apple/EMI in 1995 in conjunction with the single release of the same name, from the “Live at the BBC” album.

April 13, 1963: The Beatles made their BBC TV debut on "The 625 Show". They sang "From Me To You," "Thank You Girl," and "Please Please Me." Show aired on April 16. NA

April 14, 1963: The Beatles appeared on "Thank Your Lucky Stars". They mimed to "From Me to You." Aired April 20. NA

April 16, 1963: The Beatles appeared on Granada TV's "Scene at 6:30". They mimed live to "From Me To You." NA

May 12, 1963: The Beatles mimed to "From Me To You" and "I Saw Her Standing There" on "Thank Your Lucky Stars." Aired May 18. NA

May 16, 1963: The Beatles appeared live on BBC-TV. The show was called "Pops and Lenny." They sang "From Me to You," "Please Please Me," and joined others for a group performance of the show's theme song, "After You've Gone." NA

June 23, 1963: The Beatles mimed to two songs on "Lucky Stars (Summer Spin)". Aired Jun 29. NA

July 27, 1963: Home movie footage of The Beatles was taken by photographer Dezo Hoffman. The film includes color footage of The Beatles at the beach, on go-carts, and general goofing off while involved in photo shoots. Portions of this footage was used in the "Real Love" video from 1995, as well as during "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #1. It was aired on BBC TV on Dec 3, 1982, on BBC 4's "The Tube". The complete home movie reel circulates among bootleg video collectors.

August 14, 1963: The Beatles recorded two performances for Granada TV's "Scene at 6:30" aired on Aug 14 and Aug 19. Songs performed included "Twist and Shout" and "She Loves You." One song, "Twist and Shout", has surfaced among collectors. It appears in a montage of clips on "The Beatles Anthology," Video #2, and also in part on the 1988 film, "Imagine: John Lennon."

August 18, 1963: The Beatles filmed an appearance for "Thank Your Lucky Stars", aired Aug 24. NA

August 22, 1963: The Beatles mimed to "She Loves You" for the TV show "Day by Day." Aired that evening. NA

August 27-30, 1963: The Beatles recorded an appearance for a BBC documentary called "The Mersey Sound." They sang live versions without an audience of "She Loves You," "Twist and Shout," and "Love Me Do." For the documentary, aired Oct 9, "She Loves You" and "Twist and Shout" were used with a screaming audience dubbed in. The released version of "Love Me Do" was dubbed over. "She Loves You" was aired on "The Jack Paar Show" in the U.S., on January 3, 1964, marking the debut of The Beatles on U.S. TV. The complete documentary circulates among collectors, and has also appeared on quasi-legal videos from Goodtimes Video, Inc. and the like.

September 1, 1963: The Beatles mimed to four songs, "She Loves You", "Twist and Shout", "From Me to You", and "I Saw Her Standing There" on ABC-TV's (UK) "Big Night Out." "From Me to You", included on Tape #2 of "The Beatles Anthology" in partial form, is from this performance. Also, small snippets of "Twist and Shout" from this show are included in the "Twist and Shout" montage on the Anthology videos. This entire show circulates among collectors.

October 4, 1963: The Beatles appeared live on Associated-Rediffusions's "Ready Steady Go!". They mimed to "Twist and Shout," "I'll Get You," and "She Loves You." "Twist and Shout" and "She Loves You" were released officially on "Ready Steady Go: Volume 2". All three songs appear on the Japanese Laserdisc "Ready Steady Go".

October 13, 1963: The Beatles appeared live on ATV's "Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium". They performed "I'll Get You", "Twist and Shout", "From Me to You", and "She Loves You." The performance is thought to be no longer in existence on film, but a seperate audio recording made of the show does exist. This audio recording is not sourced from the film of the show, but is a separate recording. A commercial or advertisement aired for the TV show has surfaced among collectors. NA

October 18, 1963: The Beatles appeared on Granada TV's "Scene at 6:30". NA

October 20, 1963: The Beatles mimed to three songs on “Thank Your Lucky Stars.” One song from this show, “Money,” has surfaced among collectors.

October 30, 1963: The Beatles recorded an appearance for the Swedish TV show "Drop In", aired Nov 3. They performed "She Loves You," "Twist and Shout," "I Saw Her Standing There," and "Long Tall Sally." "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Long Tall Sally" are included on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #2. The entire show is available on bootleg video.

November 4, 1963: The Beatles appeared at the Royal Variety Show, aired on ATV on Nov 10. They sang "From Me To You," "She Loves You," "Till There Was You," and "Twist and Shout." "From Me To You," "'Till There Was You," and "Twist and Shout" appear on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #2.

November 8, 1963: The Beatles recorded an appearance on BBC's Ulster's show "Six Ten". One song and an interview were shown. The interview has surfaced among collectors.

November 20, 1963: The Beatles concert at the ABC, Ardwick, Manchester was filmed in color by Pathe News. A newsreel lasting 8.5 minutes titled "The Beatles Come to Town" was run in movie theaters on Dec 22. Two songs, "She Loves You" and "Twist and Shout," were included. The entire newsreel circulates among collectors and has also appeared on quasi-legal videos from Goodtimes Video Inc. and the like.

November 25, 1963: The Beatles mimed to "This Boy" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" for Granada TV. Each song, respectively, was aired on "Late Scene Extra" on Nov 27, and "Scene at 6:30" on Dec 20. Both songs circulate among collectors. They were both included on "The Beatles Anthology" videos as well.

December 2, 1963: The Beatles appeared on ATV, on “The Morecambe and Wise Show”. They sang “All My Loving”, “This Boy”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, and during a comic sketch “Moonlight Bay”. All songs circulate among collectors and “Moonlight Bay” was included on "The Beatles Anthology" home video.

December 3, 1963: The Beatles appeared on Southern TV's "Day by Day" show. NA

December 7, 1963: The Beatles’ special concert for their fan club was filmed by the BBC and aired as a thirty-minute special, titled “It’s the Beatles.” They sang “From Me to You”, “I Saw Her Standing There”, “All My Loving”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, “Boys”, “Till There Was You”, “She Loves You”, “This Boy”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “Money”, and “Twist and Shout”. They also played an instrumental version of “From Me To You” at the end of the show. The last three songs and the instrumental “From Me To You” are known to circulate on video.

December 15, 1963: The Beatles made a special appearance on "Thank Your Lucky Stars", aired Dec 21. They mimed to "All My Loving," "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You," and "I Want to Hold You Hand." The show circulates among collectors.

PART 3: 1964

January 12, 1964: The Beatles made a second live appearance for "Sunday Night at the London Palladium." They sang "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "This Boy," "All My Loving," "Money," and "Twist and Shout." NA

January 16-February 4, 1964: The Beatles played a series of concerts in Paris at the Olympia Theater. Some newsreel footage from one of the concerts has surfaced of them singing "Twist and Shout" , which was included on "The Beatles Anthology," Video #2.

February 9, 1964: The Beatles rehearsed in for "The Ed Sullivan Show" in the morning and the previous day before playing a live show that evening. They sang "All My Loving," "'Till There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand." All songs except "I Saw Here Standing There" were included on the video release "The Beatles: Their First U.S. Visit". The entire performance circulates on bootleg video. The Beatles also taped a performance to be aired on Feb 23 for the same show. They sang "Twist and Shout," "Please Please Me," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand." All three songs are on the official video release "The Beatles: Their First U.S. Visit".

February 11, 1964:The Beatles played their first U.S. concert at The Coliseum in Washington, D.C. They sang 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 performance was videotaped by CBS. It was then transferred to film and shown in movie theaters on March 14 and 15. For years, the first 11 songs circulated among collectors, all sources came from the movie film. The film circulating runs out in the middle of "Twist and Shout." It was always thought that the CBS film crew simply ran out of film, but the appearance of the song performed after "Twist and Shout" on videotape in 1995 and the fact that CBS didn't originally film it but actually videotaped it suggest that the full "Twist and Shout" still may exist on the original videotape. Some of the songs are featured in the video "The Beatles: Their First U.S. Visit". "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There," and "Please Please Me" are included on "The Beatles Anthology," Video # 3. The "First US Visit" home video mixes the film version shown in theatres with film shot by the Maysles brothers for thier documentary (the "First US Visit" documentary is based on footage shot by the brothers in 1964 and used in a documentary titled "What's Happening!"). The footage used in the Anthology home video is from several differents sources. "She Loves You" is taken from the original film version shown in theatres, and mixed in during that song is color home movie footage shot by a fan and synched up to the song. The performances of "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Please Please Me" on the Anthology are taken from the original videotape, which means some or perhaps all of the show still exists on the original video tape. Six of the songs have been released on quasi-legal video tapes. The 12th song, "Long Tall Sally," sourced from the original videotape, finally saw the light of day after its inclusion on the "Anthology" EPK in 1995. So all 12 songs are now in circulation among bootleggers.

February 16, 1964: The Beatles held a dress rehearsal in the afternoon and sang live in the evening on "The Ed Sullivan Show", live in Miami. At both performances, they performed "She Loves You," "This Boy," "All My Loving," "I Saw Her Standing There," "From Me to You," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand." Portions of the evening show are seen in the "First U.S. Visit" video. The entire afternoon and evening shows have surfaced among collectors.

February 21, 1964: While at their hotel, The Beatles were filmed for a documentary singing an improvisational song "Guitar Blues", which can be seen on the "First U.S. Visit" video.

February 23, 1964: The Beatles filmed an appearance in London for “Big Night Out.” They mimed to “Please Mister Postman”, “All My Loving”, “I Wanna Be Your Man”, “Till There Was You”, and “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” They also performed “Money”, cut from the broadcast. Performances of “Please Mister Postman” and “I Wanna Be Your Man” are included in "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 2. The full show circulates on video.

February 26 or 27, 1964: Silent footage from Studio 2, EMI Abbey Road Studios was shot during recording of "And I Love Her". This footage has been used in countless Beatles documentaries, including “The Making of A Hard Day’s Night.”

March 12-April 24, 1964: The Beatles filmed their first movie "A Hard Day's Night". The movie can obviously be found on the video release of the same name. One song from the concert sequence was cut: "You Can't Do That." It was shown along with an interview on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on May 24. It has since been released on the video "You Can't Do That: The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' ".

March 20, 1964: The Beatles second appearance on "Ready Steady Go," miming to "It Won't Be Long," "Can't Buy Me Love," and "You Can't Do That." All three were released on the Japanese Laserdisc "Ready Steady Go" and all except "It won't Be Long" were released on the video "Ready Steady Go, Volume 1".

April 19, 1964: The Beatles recorded songs on this date for the soundtrack of a special "Around The Beatles", airing on May 6 on Rediffusion. They recorded songs on this date, and then mimed to them on April 28 with an audience present. They mimed to "Can't Buy Me Love," "I Wanna Be Your Man," "Long Tall Sally," a medley of "Love Me Do"/"Please Please Me"/"From me to You"/"She Loves You"/"I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Shout," and "Twist and Shout." This entire performance was released on the video "The Beatles: Ready Steady Go: Special Edition". They also recorded "Boys" on April 19, but did not mime to it.

April 26, 1964: The Beatles performed at the New Musical Express 1963-64 Annual Poll Winner's Concert at Empire Pool, Wembley, England. They sang "She Loves You," "You Can't Do That," "Twist and Shout," "Long Tall Sally," and "Can't Buy Me Love." The performance was aired in the UK on May 10 by ABC-TV on the special "Big Beat '64" The performance of "Can't Buy Me Love" was seen partially in "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 3 and released in full on the video "British Rock: The First Wave," on which the video cuts to a montage of other clips while the song is playing. The entire performance has been bootlegged.

June 3, 1964: The Beatles rehearsed with Jimmy Nicol at Abbey Road Studios. A short segment appears on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 3.

June 5, 1964: The Beatles with Jimmy Nicol taped an appearance for VARA-TV in the Netherlands, airing on June 8 and July 18 as a special "The Beatles in Nederland". The Beatles mimed to released recordings, but their microphones were turned on, so both vocals are audible on the broadcast. They mimed to "She Loves You," "All My Loving," "Twist and Shout," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Long Tall Sally," and "Can't Buy Me Love." "Long Tall Sally," with the released recording dubbed over, appears on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #3. The entire performance has been bootlegged.

June 15-17, 1964: The Beatles did two shows each day at Melbourne, Australia’s Festival Hall. It aired there as a special “The Beatles Sing for Shell”. They sang at all performances “I Saw Her Standing There”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “You Can’t Do That”, “All My Loving”, “She Loves You”, “Till There Was You”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “This Boy”, and “Long Tall Sally.” “You Can’t Do That” and part of “All My Loving” from one of the shows are on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 3. Portions of the Beatles’ set were aired on the Australian TV special, “The Beatles Sing for Shell.” Other clips have aired on Australian TV as well.

July 7, 1964: The Beatles were filmed miming to "Long Tall Sally," "A Hard Day's Night," and "Things We Said Today" for "Top of the Pops." The first two songs aired July 8, the third aired July 29. NA

July 11, 1964: The Beatles appeared live on UK's "Lucky Stars (Summer Spin)." NA

July 19, 1964: The Beatles appeared live on UK's "Blackpool Night Out". They performed "A Hard Day's Night", "And I Love Her", "Things We Said Today", "If I Fell", and "Long Tall Sally". This show has not surfaced, but some believe it may still exist since an audio recording has surfaced of one of the songs from the show. NA

August 18-September 20, 1964: The Beatles' North American tour was no doubt filmed by many local stations as they came through different towns. Many newsreels surely exist from this tour.

August 22, 1964: The Beatles played in Vancouver. A film of the show partial or in its entirety may exist. At the minimum, two partial films of the show exist. BCTV has a segment which they have aired at various times in news retrospectives, this one was shot from floor level. A second film exists which was shot using a long focal length lens from somewhere high in the stadium. CKVU Vancouver had possession of a copy of this in the late 1970s. Legend has it that the CDC filmed the entire show but the film was stolen by an employee. NA

August 23, 1964: The Beatles played at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time. They sang “Twist and Shout”, “You Can’t do that”, “All My Loving”, “She Loves You”, “Things We Said Today”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “If I Fell”, “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, “Boys”, “A Hard Day’s Night”, and” Long Tall Sally.” The performance was filmed as a newsreel. “All My Loving” is on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 4. Much of this show has surfaced via newsreels. At least 10 songs in full or partial exist.

September 3, 1964: The Beatles played at the Indianapolis State Fair. A film titled "Our Fair Beatles" was produced around this concert appearance. It includes footage of live performances of "She Loves You" and "If I Fell" (partial). This documentary circulates among collectors.

October 3, 1964: The Beatles recorded three songs for the U.S. TV show “Shindig”. It was videotaped live in England. They sang “Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey”, “I’m a Loser”, and “Boys.” “Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey” appears in nearly complete form on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 4. The version seen on the Anthology is from film, not videotape. The entire performance circulating among collectors comes from the original videotape. Also circulating is the “undubbed” performance of “Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey” in which there is no overdubbed crowd noise. It is the same performace shown on television, but before the extra crowd noise is dubbed in. The Beatles also came on and danced at the end to the shows closing song and credits.

October 14, 1964: The Beatles performed at the Ardwick ABC, Manchester and also tapes a performance for Granada TV's "Scene at 6:30". NA

November 14, 1964: The Beatles taped an appearance for “Thank Your Lucky Stars”, aired Nov 21. The Beatles mimed to “Rock and Roll Music”, “I’m A Loser”, “I Feel Fine”, and “She’s A Woman.” This is the performance of “I Feel Fine” that is included in The Beatles Anthology, Tape # 4. This complete show is in ciculation on bootleg video.

November 16, 1964: The Beatles mimed to "I Feel Fine" and "She's A Woman" for "Top of the Pops" aired Dec 3. NA

November 23, 1964: The Beatles appeared on "Ready Steady Go" miming to "She's a Woman", "Baby's in Black," and "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey". "This Boy" was played during a segment including the Beatles and an art contest. The entire show has been released officially on home video.

PART 4: 1965

February 22-May 19, 1965: The Beatles filmed their second movie “Help!” in a number of locations. The movie can be found on the video of the same name. The opening sequence, of The Beatles peforming “Help!” was re-released in 1996 to go along with the release of “Anthology 2” and features the entire performance in mint condition and without the “darts” that were thrown at them in the movie version. Also, The Beatles filmed a clip with Peter Sellers on the set of "Help!," which was used in edited form during the broadcast of 1965 Grammy Awards. The boys quipped with Sellers, at the end each one spewing some Lennon style gibberish (eetsa longwa twatip arrray) and then began singing the words to the tune of "It's A Long Way to Tipperary." Small clips circulate among collectors.

March 28, 1965: The Beatles filmed an appearance for "Thank Your Lucky Stars", aired Apr 3. They mimed to three songs, which may have included "Eight Days a Week", "Ticket to Ride", and "Yes It Is." NA

April 10, 1965: The Beatles filmed an appearance on BBC’s “Top of the Pops”. It aired April 15. They mimed to “Ticket To Ride” and “Yes It Is.” A 15 second clip of "Ticket to Ride" survives that was shown on an episode of "Dr. Who." The video release of that episode, title "The Chase", includes that 15 second clip. NA NA

April 11, 1965: The Beatles performed at the New Musical Express Poll Winner's Show at Empire Pool, Wembley. The appearance was aired on April 18 in the UK on the special "Poll Winner's Concert." They sang "She's A Woman", "Ticket To Ride", "Long Tall Sally", "I Feel Fine", and "Baby's In Black." A composite performance of "I Feel Fine" and "She's A Woman" can be seen on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 4. The entire show has surfaced among collectors.

June 20, 1965: The Beatles performed two shows at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France. The second show was videotaped by French TV Channel 2 and aired Oct 31 as a special "Les Beatles." At both shows, they performed "Twist And Shout", "She's A Woman", "I'm A Loser", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Baby's In Black", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "A Hard Day's Night", "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby", "Rock and Roll Music", "I Feel Fine", "Ticket To Ride", and "Long Tall Sally." "I Feel Fine" was cut from the original French broadcast. "I'm A Loser" and "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" are found on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #4. The entire performance, including the excised "I Feel Fine", has been surfaced on bootleg video.

August 1, 1965: The Beatles appeared live on a UK TV show “Blackpool Night Out.” They performed six songs: “I Feel Fine”, “I’m Down”, “Act Naturally”, “Ticket To Ride”,  “Yesterday”, and “Help!.” They also performed “I Do Like To Be By The Seaside.” "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #4 contains complete performances of “Yesterday” and “Act Naturally” and partial segments of “I’m Down” and “Ticket To Ride.” The entire show has been bootlegged.

August 14, 1965: The Beatles recorded six songs for "The Ed Sullivan Show”, aired Sep 12. They performed the same six songs as on Aug 1. The entire performance has been bootlegged.

August 15-31, 1965: The Beatles tour North America. Many newsreels and clips from the tour surely exist.

August 15, 1965: The Beatles played their first concert at Shea Stadium in New York. The entire show was filmed for a documentary, aired as “The Beatles at Shea Stadium” in the UK on Mar 1 1966 and in the US on Jan 10 1967. The Beatles performed twelve songs: “She’s A Woman”, “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby”, “Twist and Shout”, “Act Naturally”, “I Feel Fine”, “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”, “Ticket To Ride”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Baby’s in Black”, “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Help!”, and “I’m Down.” The first two songs are omitted on the documentary. The released version of “Act Naturally” was dubbed onto the film’s performance of that song, and many songs underwent overdubs for the soundtrack by The Beatles on Jan 5 1966. The documentary has been released by gray-market video companies. “Twist and Shout”, “I Feel Fine”, “Baby’s in Black”, “Help!”, and “I’m Down” can be seen in remastered quality in "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #5. August 21, 1965: The Beatles performed in Minneapolis, Minnesota. News footage including some music was filmed, and released on the quasi-legal video “Fun With the Fab Four.”

August 29-30, 1965:  The Beatles’ second  and third appearances over two nights at the Hollywood Bowl may have been  filmed as newsreels and some small clips of the show have surfaced. They performed the same 12 songs as at Shea Stadium.

August 31, 1965: The Beatles peformed two shows at the Cow Palace in Daly City, near San Francisco, California. Segments of the show have circulated on video. The song segments include “Twist and Shout” and “A Hard Day’s Night” among others. Very brief excerpts of these short newsreels were shown in the video documentary “Live in San Francisco.”

November 1-2, 1965: Taping of "Music of Lennon and McCartney" Granada television program. This show was telecast on December 17, 1965. It included new promo clips of "Day Tripper" and "We Can Work It Out", as well as a McCartney/Marianne Faithful duet of "Yesterday". This documentary has circulated among collectors.

November 23, 1965: At Twickenham Film Studios, The Beatles videotaped 10 black & white promo films, all produced by a British production company Intertel. They were "We Can Work It Out" (3 Versions), "Day Tripper" (3 Versions), "Help!" (1 Version), "Ticket To Ride" (1 Version), and "I Feel Fine" (2 Versions, neither of which were ever aired). One version each of the first two songs were aired on "Hullaballo" in the US on Jan 3 1966. Many clips were aired on "Top of the Pops" in the UK, and two were aired on "Thank Your Lucky Stars." Recent reports indicate the entire reel is circulating among collectors. "Help" and "Ticket To Ride" were re-released to accompany the CD release of the "1962-1966" or "Red" album in 1993. Composite edits of "We Can Work It Out", "Day Tripper", and "Ticket To Ride" are seen in "The Beatles Anthology," Tapes #4 and #5.

PART 5: 1966

May 1, 1966: The Beatles performed their final UK concert at the New Musical Express Poll Winner's Show at Empire Pool, Wembley. They perfomed five songs live. Due to a contractual disagreement, the cameras were supposedly turned off during the Beatles' performance. Despite that fact there is no evidence to suggest their performance exists, rumors persist that the show was captured on film or videotape. NA

May 19-20, 1966:The Beatles recorded several promos for "Paperback Writer" and "Rain." They filmed one for each song in color at Chriswick House London. These are the promos featuring The Beatles in the outdoors. They then videotaped two promos in color for the songs at EMI Studios for airing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in the US on Jun 5. They also taped a greeting for Ed for that show. They then filmed multiple extra promos for the songs in black and white at EMI Studios. Promos for these songs were also aired on "Goodbye Lucky Stars", the final installment of "Thank Your Lucky Stars" TV show, "Ready Steady Go!", and "Top of the Pops." Many takes of the EMI Studio promos have appeared. One source indicates there are a total of seven "raw" takes of "Paperback Writer" and five of "Rain."

June 16, 1966: The Beatles appeared live on "Top of the Pops" and mimed to "Paperback Writer" and "Rain." NA

June 24-August 29, 1966: The Beatles world tour was no doubt filmed by many different news organizations, etc. Footage from this tour most likely exists from many different dates.

June 24, 1966: The Beatles second show at the Circus-Krone-Bau in Munich, Germany was videotaped by German TV station ZDF. It was aired Jul 15 on the special "Die Beatles." They performed 11 songs. Six of those songs were included in the special: "Rock and Roll Music", "Baby's in Black", "I Feel Fine", "Yesterday", "Nowhere Man", and "I'm Down." A few seconds of "She's A Woman" is also heard on the show. "Nowhere Man" appears on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #5.

June 30-July 2, 1966: The Beatles performed five concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Two shows, on June 30 and July 1, were videotaped. At both shows, they performed "Rock and Roll Music", 'She's A Woman", "If I Needed Someone", "Day Tripper", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "Baby's in Black", "I Feel Fine", "Yesterday", "Nowhere Man", "Paperback Writer", and "I'm Down." The Jun 30 show features The Beatles performing in dark suits, while the July 1 show has The Beatles in lighter suits. Both shows have been licensed for release by Apple in Japan, and therefore have easily made it into the bootleg market in the US. A segment of "Paperback Writer" from Jun 30 as well as "Rock and Roll Music" and "Yesterday" from July 1 are included on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 5.

July 4, 1966: Portions of The Beatles show at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila, the Phillippines was filmed as a newsreel and has been shown on several documentaries.

August 29, 1966: The Beatles played their final live concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. A small portion of the show from a long-distance newsreel is included on "The Beatles Anthology," where The Beatles are performing “Day Tripper.” This performance is only seen in the television broadcast version, part two as broadcast on ABC. Also, home movie footage and other TV news footage of this show has been used on two similar documentaries: “One Last Time” and “Live in San Francisco.”

PART 6: 1967

January 19-22, 1967: The Beatles recorded the song “A Day in The Life.” Footage from sessions for this song was used for the promo film. This film has been bootlegged and appears on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 6. At least three edits, each with some different footage, have been produced for this song.

January 30-31, 1967: The Beatles shot a promo film for their new single "Strawberry Fields Forever" in Sevenoaks, Kent. The promo film has been bootlegged and was shown on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #6, with a mellotron into by Paul in 1995, and inserted in the video were home movies from the set of the shoot.

February 5 & 7, 1967: The Beatles shot a promo film for "Penny Lane", the double A-side of "Strawberry Fields Forever." The shoot took place in Stratford, East London and Sevenoaks, Kent. The film has been bootlegged and was featured in "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #6. Both of the above promo clips were screened on "Top of the Pops" in the UK on Feb 16 and on "Hollywood Palace" in the US on Feb 25.

June 25, 1967: The Beatles appeared live on a special beamed around the world by satellite called "Our World." They represented England in this special. They were featured recording "All You Need Is Love" in EMI Studios. The complete broadcast in black & white has been available on bootleg video for years. The clip was colorized for inclusion on "The Beatles Anthology," where it appears on Tape # 7.

September 11-November 3, 1967: The Beatles began filming their own television special, "Magical Mystery Tour." The special was broadcast on the BBC on December 26. It can obviously be found on the video release of the same name. Home movie and actual outtake footage was included on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 7. Some home movies have also been released by Mal Evans' family under the title "Magical Mystery Trip."

November, 1967: The Beatles were filmed at TVC Studios in Central London. This along with some January 25, 1968 footage was used in the short promotional film "A Mod Odyssey", made by United Artists to promote the movie "Yellow Submarine." Some of the January 25, 1968 footage was also used in the movie trailer.

November 10, 1967: The Beatles filmed three promotional films for their new single “Hello, Goodbye.” The clips were filmed at the Saville Theatre and directed by Paul. One clip features The Beatles wearing their Sgt. Pepper uniforms, another features them in their normal clothes, and a third features outtakes from the other two clips as well as other clips. The clips could not be shown in the UK due to a British ban on miming. One of the clips was aired on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on Nov 26. The clip featuring the Beatles in their normal clothes was re-released to accompany the CD release of the “1967-1970” or “Blue” album.

PART 7: 1968

January 25, 1968: The Beatles were filmed for their cameo appearance shown at the end of the film "Yellow Submarine." Film from this day along with film from Nov 1967 was used in the United Artists promo film "A Mod Odyssey."

February 6, 1968: Ringo appeared live on the UK TV show "Cilla." He did two duets with Cilla Black: "Nellie Dean" and "Do You Like Me." NA

February 11, 1968: The Beatles were filmed in color on this day recording "Hey Bulldog" at EMI studios. They film was used to produce two nearly identical promo films for "Lady Madonna." The film aired in the UK in black & white on Top of the Pops (March 14 and April 4), "All Systems Freeman" (March 15), and "Top of the Pops '68" (December 25). It aired in the U.S. in color on March 30 on "The Hollywood Palace." Both films have been bootlegged and a version interspersed with footage of The Beatles recording "Hey Jude" (see Jul 30) was included on The Beatles Anthology, Tape # 7.

February, 1968: A promo film for "The Inner Light" has surfaced among collectors, but it is unlikely that this is a true promo film produced to promote the song.

February 15, 1968: The Beatles were filmed in a jam session in Rishikesh, India. The film was aired on Italian TV and has surfaced on bootleg.

February, 1968: Paul McCartney was filmed recording "Step Inside Love" with Cilla Black. The film was used in the promo film for that song, and has been bootlegged.

June 11, 1968: Paul was filmed with Mary Hopkin at Abbey Road studios. Paul and Mary Hopkin were also filmed at possibly a different date at Paul's house. This footage, along with footage on June 15, was used for a promo film for "Apple Records" and "Apple Films", shown to Capitol Records executives on June 21. Then entire promo film for Apple has been bootlegged. The same footage, or possibly different footage of Paul and Mary Hopkin was shown at an EMI sales convention on August 26.

June 15, 1968: The Beatles were filmed in the studio on this day for inclusion in the planned Apple Records promotional film. Paul appears in the film with his acoustic guitar playing "Blackbird" and "Helter Skelter." An audio recording from this session lasting over 45 minutes has surfaced, and the source for this audio recording may very well be the raw film footage soundtrack, which suggests that the raw film footage itself may still be in existence. Footage of "Blackbird" from the Apple promo film was used in "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 8.

July 30, 1968: The Beatles were filmed rehearsing and recording "Hey Jude." The film was released in the U.K. in October 1969 as "Music!" and in the U.S. on February 22, 1970 on the NBC special "Experiment in Televsion." This footage was used for a montage of White Album outtakes in Tape # 8 of "The Beatles Anthology" as well as in the "Lady Madonna" clip on Tape # 7. The entire rehearsal film has been bootlegged.

September 4, 1968: The Beatles recorded promotional films with 300 extras for "Hey Jude", aired Sep 8 on "Frost on Sunday", and "Revolution", aired on September 19 on "Top of the Pops." "Hey Jude" was shown in the US on Oct 6 and "Revolution" on Oct 13. Both clips aired on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." Several edits of each clip have surfaced, with at least 3 different versions of "Hey Jude" and at least 2 different version of "Revolution." One "Revolution" and "Hey Jude" clip were shown on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 8.

September 6, 1968: Paul was filmed at the piano with Mary Hopkin for a special aired on the children's show "Magpie" on September 10. NA

December 10-11, 1968: Rehearsals on the 10th and filming on the 11th of The Rolling Stones' TV film "Rock and Roll Circus" took place. John's performance of "Yer Blues" is available on the video of the same name. An outtake or rehearsal of the song has also been bootlegged.

December 15, 1968: John's acoustic demo of a song called "Everybody Had A Hard Year" was filmed at his house. The film was used in John and Yoko's film "Rape." This clip has been bootlegged and also appeared in part in the 1988 movie "Imagine: John Lennon."

PART 8: 1969

January 2-31, 1969: The Beatles began filming on this day at Twickenham Film Studios for what would become the "Let It Be" movie and album. Footage from Twickenham (Jan 2-15) as well as Apple Studios (Jan 22-31) and the Apple Studios rooftop (Jan 30) was used in the film "Let It Be." Approiximately two hours of mostly black & white outtakes from both locations has surfaced among collectors. Some new outtake footage from both locations is included in color on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 8. A different take of "Let It Be" that was released as the single, but not included in the film, was released as a promo with the new mix of the "Let It Be" single dubbed over it. A different version of "Get Back" from the rooftop was also released as a promo with the studio version dubbed in. A promo for "Don't Let Me Down", with footage from both Twickenham and the rooftop and with the studio version dubbed in, was also prepared. The promo later in 1969 for "The Ballad of John and Yoko" contains yet more outtake footage from these sessions. All of these promos aired on TV and have surfaced among collectors. Footage from the movie "Let It Be" is also included in "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 8, in remastered quality.

Late 1969: A film for "Something" was prepared with footage of the four Beatles and their wives. It was included in "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 8.

August 22, 1969: Home movie footage of The Beatles during a photo shoot was included in The Beatles Anthology, Tape # 8, while "The End" was played.

PART 9: 1970 and later..........

March 1, 1970: Films of "Two of Us" and "Let It Be" were shown on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1976: A promo film for “Back in the USSR” was prepared by EMI in conjunction with the release of the re-issue greatest hits package “Rock and Roll Music.” It contains footage of The Beatles circa 1964.

1982: A promo entitled "The Beatles Movie Medley" was prepared by EMI to coincide with the release of the single of the same name and the LP "Reel Music." The promo features released recordings played over video segments of the same song. It includes "Magical Mystery Tour/All You Need Is Love/You've Got To Hide Your Love Away/I Should Have Known Better/A Hard Day's Night/Ticket To Ride/Get Back."

October, 1982: EMI produced a new promo for "Love Me Do" to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the release of that single. The promo features various video snippets and pictures and also includes some miming from the "Mersey Sound" documentary clip from 1963.

March, 1983: EMI prepared three edits of a promo clip for "Please Please Me." They feature video snippets and pictures to a varying degree and also insert footage of "Please Please Me" video from their Feb 1964 Washington DC concert.

1984: EMI prepared a promo for "I Want to Hold Your Hand." It features an opening segment that includes a brief audio segment of "Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The clip itself mixes various video snippets with video clips from the song's performance in Feb 1964 in Washington DC as well as small clips from their appearance on "Big Night Out" from Feb 23 1964.

June 23, 1994: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr were filmed at George’s house singing “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” An approximately 1 minute long clip of this performance aired in the U.S. on ABC’s “Good Morning Amerca” on Dec 4 1996. It has since circulated on bootleg video. They also performed an unknown number of other songs on this date that were filmed. A small clip of Ringo drumming to “Love Me Do” was included on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #1, although the released recording is being played. Also, possibly on this date, the three were filmed out in George Harrison’s garden singing some songs together on their ukeleles. A portion of them singing “I Will” and an unreleased Harrison number called “Derradune” (or “Dehra Dun”) was included on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #7, although a slightly longer segment was shown on the ABC-TV version.

December, 1994: Two promos were made to go along with the release of "Live at the BBC." A promo for the single "Baby It's You" was prepared and several edits of it exist. Another promo, "The Beatles BBC Medley" was produced, using audio from the album but video from The Beatles' 1965 Paris show. Both have been shown on TV and have been bootlegged.

February, 1995: Home movie footage of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr recording “Real Love” was shot at Paul’s studio in Sussex, England. Footage from these sessions was used in the “Real Love” promo. Two edits of this promo were made. Also, a small segment of the Paul and George singing the “cha-cha-boom” part of “Besame Mucho” from this time period was included on "The Beatles Anthology," Tape #1, with the Beatles’ 1962 Decca Audition version of the song being played.

November, 1995: The three-part (later released as eight parts and 10 hours on home video) "The Beatles Anthology" series aired on ABC. Promos for "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love" were aired after parts 1 and 2, respectively. Two promos for "Real Love" were prepared, the other airing on VH1 and other video outlets. The "Free As A Bird" promo was included on the home video version of "The Beatles Anthology," Tape # 8.

Created March 21, 1998

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