Beatles Begone and Bootlegged

22 Aug
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The Beatles in Canada, can you imagine?

On August 22, 1964, the Beatles did give their first Canadian concert. They appeared at the Empire Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, and 20,000 fans were there to enjoy the event.

If you couldn’t make it to the Stadium, it was hosted live on radio station CKNW with DJ Red Robinson.

How much did it cost for the great event? Are you ready? $5.25!

Unfortunately, the concert was cut short after only 27 minutes – because someone was afraid of a riot!

But, fortunately, there were bootlegged tapes of the show that was widely distributed!

To learn more about this, I suggest going to Guitars 101.



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20 responses to “Beatles Begone and Bootlegged

  1. prayingforoneday

    August 23, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    The Beatles in Canada: Documentary Footage (1964)
    The very subject you are talking about πŸ™‚
    Gave it a watch, was good!!

    • tkmorin

      August 24, 2013 at 12:13 am

      Are you sure? It didn’t sound like them … I’ll check again tomorrow. Thank you, Shaun! πŸ™‚

      • prayingforoneday

        August 24, 2013 at 12:46 am

        It’s them…lol….

        No worries.
        And its Deffo Paul πŸ™‚

  2. weggieboy

    August 23, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Then there is the matter of John Lennon’s rotten molar from which the owner hopes to clone a new, erm, John Lennon!

    • tkmorin

      August 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      You’re kidding? That’s ridiculous! πŸ™‚

  3. Mick Orton

    August 22, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Unfortunately, the download has been removed due to copyright violation. Darn. But it was an interesting read. It would have been nice to have for our Beatles Tribute that Silver Laughter did during the late 70s. We were Beatle Fanatics, to say the least.

    • tkmorin

      August 23, 2013 at 8:39 am

      Really? Well, yeah, I shouldn’t be surprised. They were really good, and appeared at a time where the world was going through change. If I do come across it, I’ll let you know!
      I’m really glad you enjoyed the post. πŸ™‚

  4. Cameron Ohara

    August 22, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I think I heard recently that PE Trudeau met John Lennon…. or was inspired by him??

    • tkmorin

      August 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

      I’ll have to check, but he certainly could have. His mother and father did mingle in the entertainment world … Hoe old he would have been is another story … I’ll check though. πŸ™‚

    • tkmorin

      August 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      You might find this interesting, Cameron:

      • Cameron Ohara

        August 25, 2013 at 9:20 pm

        Sweeeeet I knew it! πŸ˜€

        • tkmorin

          August 25, 2013 at 10:02 pm

          LOL Isn’t it nice to have confirmation, instead of thinking we dreamed it? πŸ™‚

      • Cameron Ohara

        August 25, 2013 at 9:20 pm

        Thank you for this!

        • tkmorin

          August 25, 2013 at 10:03 pm

          You are welcome, but I really had to check it out, so it was more fun than anything. I’m glad you enjoyed it!! πŸ™‚

  5. seeker

    August 22, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    P.S. Did you see them perform live? I didn’t.

    • tkmorin

      August 23, 2013 at 8:31 am

      No, I’ve never been to one of theirs … Would have been great I”m sure!

  6. seeker

    August 22, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    They are the bestest!

    • tkmorin

      August 23, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Yes, yes, and yes!

  7. Created by RCW

    August 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    You’ve combined two of my favourite subjects…Canada and the Beatles.

    Closest I ever came to meeting a Beatle was meeting Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits backstage in Toronto and shaking his hand…he assures me he’d shaken hands with each of the Beatles. It was only much later that I’d realized how much of a nob I’d been. Youth.

    • tkmorin

      August 23, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Heehee. I’m glad the post was a means for memories to flow!
      Great story, thank you!


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